Wipawee Winuthayanon

Wipawee Joy Winuthayanon


Adjunct Associate Professor

Division of Animal Sciences

Associate Professor

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health – School of Medicine

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Steroid hormone (estrogen and progesterone) actions in the oviduct (Fallopian tubes) during sperm transport, fertlization, preimplantation embryo development and transport Non-hormonal contraceptive development

Dr. Winuthayanon’s research involves the multiple types of cells in the female reproductive tract that work in concert to provide an optimal microenvironment for gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos to establish a successful pregnancy. At Winuthayanon Lab, they focus on studying how ovarian steroid hormones (estrogen and progesterone) affect fertility during sperm migration, fertilization, embryo development, and embryo transport within the female reproductive tract. Dr. Winuthayanon’s research uses genetic-engineered mouse models to dissect the molecular mechanisms and functional requirement of estrogen and progesterone signals through their classical nuclear receptors (estrogen receptor; ESR1 and progesterone receptor; PGR) during early pregnancy. Her research aims to provide fundamental knowledge in reproductive biology during early pregnancy as well as potential contraceptive targets for women and therapeutic approaches for infertility in humans.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Mahidol University, 2009
  • B.S.N., Mahidol University, 2002