The research interests of the Lipsmeyer lab are focused on female reproductive physiology and women’s reproductive health. Utilizing a combination of in vitro and in vitro models, we are currently investigating the contribution of the microbiome to normal female reproductive physiology and how perturbations in in the microbiome by diseases such as obesity and polycystic ovarian syndrome lead to dysfunction in the ovary, uterus and placenta. The Lipsmeyer lab is also interested in changes in the microbiome during pregnancy and how microbial derived metabolites contribute to maternal and fetal health and pregnancy outcomes.
Dimori M, Heard-Lipsmeyer ME, Byrum S, Mackintosh S, Kurten R, Carroll J, Morello R. Respiratory defects in the CrtapKO mouse model of Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2020 Apr 1;318(4):L592-L605. PMID: 32022592.
Heard-Lipsmeyer ME, Diaz EC, Sims CR, Sobik SR, Ruebel ML, Thakali KM, Krukowski RA, Borsheim E, Shankar K, Andres A. Maternal Adiposity is Associated with Fat Mass Accretion in Female but not Male Offspring During the First 2 Years of Life. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 Mar;28(3):624-630. PMID: 32030918.
Heard-Lipsmeyer ME, Hull H, Sims CR, Cleves MA, Andres A. Evaluating body composition in infancy and childhood: A comparison between 4C, QMR, DXA, and ADP. Pediatr Obes. 2020 Jun;15(6):e12617. PMID: 31986239.
Sims CR, Lipsmeyer ME, Turner DE, Andres A. Human milk composition differs by maternal BMI in the first 9 months postpartum. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Sep 1;112(3):548-557. PMID: 32401302.