Aleksandar Rajkovic, PhD, MD

InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address513 Parnassus Ave HSE-901E
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MarylandBS1985Chemistry
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OhioMD/PhD1992Medicine/Molecular Biology
    Metrohealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OhioInternship, General Medicine1993Internal Medicine
    Metrohealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OhioResidency1997Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Metrohealth Medical Cente, Cleveland, OhioFellowship1997Maternal Fetal Medicine
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TexasMedical Genetic Residency1999Medical Genetics

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    Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD serves as the first Chief Genomics Officer (CGO) of UCSF Health. His appointment, which follows a national search, is effective May 1, 2018. In this role, Rajkovic, previously of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will direct the activities of UCSF’s existing clinical genomics laboratories and work together with campus leadership to organize the clinical genetics and genomics services across the health system. The CGO’s first priorities will include understanding the needs of various departments and patient populations for genomic services across the system, particularly as they relate to genetic testing services.

    Dr. Aleksandar Rajkovic comes to UCSF from University of Pittsburgh where he is was a Professor and Marcus Allen Hogge Chair in Reproductive Sciences, Division Chief of Medical Genetics and Medical Director for the Pittsburgh Cytogenomic and Genetic Laboratories in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. His research interests lie in the area of gonadal development, with emphasis on germ cell differentiation. The finite pool of primordial follicles is activated continuously with each menstrual cycle to give rise to mature eggs, and the rate of primordial follicle activation determines reproductive life span. Dr. Rajkovic's laboratory has utilized mouse transgenic models to discover novel germ cell–specific transcriptional regulators that play an important role in primordial follicle activation, ovarian failure, and oocyte differentiation. These germ cell–specific transcriptional regulators Nobox, Sohlh1, Sohlh2, and Lhx8 coordinate unique oocyte-specific pathways that determine reproductive life span and ovarian aging. Moreover, his laboratory has discovered a major checkpoint in mammalian meiosis, Hormad1, and has shown that early oocyte loss is independent of meiosis. His current studies focus on mechanisms behind primordial follicle activation, pathways that lead to oocyte differentiation, and the relevance of these pathways to human ovarian failure.

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    Med12 mechanisms of uterine leiomyoma formation
    NIH/NICHD R01HD088629Jul 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genomic integrity of the X chromosome &Ovary-Specific Autosomal Genes
    NIH/NICHD R21HD074278May 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genomic Basis of Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
    NIH/NICHD R01HD070647Apr 1, 2012 - Jan 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    LIM Homeodomain Regulated Genetic Pathways in Oogenesis and Ovarian Failure
    NIH/NICHD R01HD056351Sep 30, 2009 - Aug 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NICHD R03HD054829Sep 4, 2009 - Jul 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Genetics of Human Ovarian Failure
    NIH/NICHD R21HD058125Apr 11, 2008 - Mar 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The role of Obox in mammalian oogenesis
    NIH/NICHD R03HD047514Aug 1, 2004 - Jul 31, 2006
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Transcriptional Regulation of Early Folliculogenesis
    NIH/NICHD R01HD044858Sep 25, 2003 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Aarabi M, Kessler E, Madan-Khetarpal S, Surti U, Bellissimo D, Rajkovic A, Yatsenko SA. Autism spectrum disorder in females with ARHGEF9 alterations and a random pattern of X chromosome inactivation. Eur J Med Genet. 2018 Jul 23. PMID: 30048823.
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    2. Portnoi MF, Dumargne MC, Rojo S, Witchel SF, Duncan AJ, Eozenou C, Bignon-Topalovic J, Yatsenko SA, Rajkovic A, Reyes-Mugica M, Almstrup K, Fusee L, Srivastava Y, Chantot-Bastaraud S, Hyon C, Louis-Sylvestre C, Validire P, de Malleray Pichard C, Ravel C, Christin-Maitre S, Brauner R, Rossetti R, Persani L, Charreau EH, Dain L, Chiauzzi VA, Mazen I, Rouba H, Schluth-Bolard C, MacGowan S, McLean WHI, Patin E, Rajpert-De Meyts E, Jauch R, Achermann JC, Siffroi JP, McElreavey K, Bashamboo A. Mutations involving the SRY-related gene SOX8 are associated with a spectrum of human reproductive anomalies. Hum Mol Genet. 2018 Apr 01; 27(7):1228-1240. PMID: 29373757.
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    3. Gurda GT, Serdy KM, Yatsenko SA, Rajkovic A, Carter NJ, Ahmed R, Olawaiye AB, Bhargava R, Elishaev E. Synchronous Bilateral Tubal Serous Carcinomas in a Patient With Exon 13 Duplication and Loss of Function of BRCA1. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2018 Mar; 37(2):117-122. PMID: 28463906.
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    4. Katari S, Aarabi M, Kintigh A, Mann S, Yatsenko SA, Sanfilippo JS, Zeleznik AJ, Rajkovic A. Chromosomal instability in women with primary ovarian insufficiency. Hum Reprod. 2018 Feb 07. PMID: 29425284.
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    5. Richards JS, Ren YA, Candelaria N, Adams JE, Rajkovic A. Ovarian Follicular Theca Cell Recruitment, Differentiation, and Impact on Fertility: 2017 Update. Endocr Rev. 2018 Feb 01; 39(1):1-20. PMID: 29028960.
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    6. Aarabi M, Sniezek O, Jiang H, Saller DN, Bellissimo D, Yatsenko SA, Rajkovic A. Importance of complete phenotyping in prenatal whole exome sequencing. Hum Genet. 2018 Feb; 137(2):175-181. PMID: 29392406.
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    7. Ren Y, Diao F, Katari S, Yatsenko S, Jiang H, Wood-Trageser MA, Rajkovic A. Functional study of a novel missense single-nucleotide variant of NUP107 in two daughters of Mexican origin with premature ovarian insufficiency. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2018 Mar; 6(2):276-281. PMID: 29363275.
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    8. Putra M, Surti U, Hu J, Steele D, Clemens M, Saller DN, Yatsenko SA, Rajkovic A. Beyond Down syndrome phenotype: Paternally derived isodicentric chromosome 21 with partial monosomy 21q22.3. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Dec; 173(12):3153-3157. PMID: 29048729.
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    9. Rajkovic A, Pangas S. Ovary as a Biomarker of Health and Longevity: Insights from Genetics. Semin Reprod Med. 2017 05; 35(3):231-240. PMID: 28658706.
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    10. Shin YH, Ren Y, Suzuki H, Golnoski KJ, Ahn HW, Mico V, Rajkovic A. Transcription factors SOHLH1 and SOHLH2 coordinate oocyte differentiation without affecting meiosis I. J Clin Invest. 2017 Jun 01; 127(6):2106-2117. PMID: 28504655.
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    11. Dangle P, Touzon MS, Reyes-Múgica M, Witchel SF, Rajkovic A, Schneck FX, Yatsenko SA. Female-to-male sex reversal associated with unique Xp21.2 deletion disrupting genomic regulatory architecture of the dosage-sensitive sex reversal region. J Med Genet. 2017 Oct; 54(10):705-709. PMID: 28483799.
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    12. Desai S, Rajkovic A. Genetics of Reproductive Aging from Gonadal Dysgenesis through Menopause. Semin Reprod Med. 2017 03; 35(2):147-159. PMID: 28278532.
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    13. Desai S, Wood-Trageser M, Matic J, Chipkin J, Jiang H, Bachelot A, Dulon J, Sala C, Barbieri C, Cocca M, Toniolo D, Touraine P, Witchel S, Rajkovic A. MCM8 and MCM9 Nucleotide Variants in Women With Primary Ovarian Insufficiency. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 02 01; 102(2):576-582. PMID: 27802094.
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    14. Wang X, Mittal P, Castro CA, Rajkovic G, Rajkovic A. Med12 regulates ovarian steroidogenesis, uterine development and maternal effects in the mammalian egg. Biol Reprod. 2017 Jan 01; 97(6):822-834. PMID: 29126187.
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    15. Yatsenko SA, Mittal P, Wood-Trageser MA, Jones MW, Surti U, Edwards RP, Sood AK, Rajkovic A. Highly heterogeneous genomic landscape of uterine leiomyomas by whole exome sequencing and genome-wide arrays. Fertil Steril. 2017 02; 107(2):457-466.e9. PMID: 27889101.
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    16. Martin LA, Porter AG, Pelligrini VA, Schnatz PF, Jiang X, Kleinstreuer N, Hall JE, Verbiest S, Olmstead J, Fair R, Falorni A, Persani L, Rajkovic A, Mehta K, Nelson LM. A design thinking approach to primary ovarian insufficiency. Panminerva Med. 2017 Mar; 59(1):15-32. PMID: 27827529.
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    17. Silberberg SN, Taher L, Lindtner S, Sandberg M, Nord AS, Vogt D, Mckinsey GL, Hoch R, Pattabiraman K, Zhang D, Ferran JL, Rajkovic A, Golonzhka O, Kim C, Zeng H, Puelles L, Visel A, Rubenstein JLR. Subpallial Enhancer Transgenic Lines: a Data and Tool Resource to Study Transcriptional Regulation of GABAergic Cell Fate. Neuron. 2016 Oct 05; 92(1):59-74. PMID: 27710791.
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    18. Tas E, Sebastian J, Madan-Khetarpal S, Sweet P, Yatsenko AN, Pollock N, Rajkovic A, Schneck FX, Yatsenko SA, Witchel SF. Familial deletion of the HOXA gene cluster associated with Hand-Foot-Genital syndrome and phenotypic variability. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Jan; 173(1):221-224. PMID: 27649277.
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    19. Grive KJ, Gustafson EA, Seymour KA, Baddoo M, Schorl C, Golnoski K, Rajkovic A, Brodsky AS, Freiman RN. TAF4b Regulates Oocyte-Specific Genes Essential for Meiosis. PLoS Genet. 2016 06; 12(6):e1006128. PMID: 27341508; PMCID: PMC4920394.
    20. Bregand-White J, Saller DN, Clemens M, Surti U, Yatsenko SA, Rajkovic A. Genotype-phenotype correlation and pregnancy outcomes of partial trisomy 14q: A systematic review. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Sep; 170(9):2365-71. PMID: 27286879.
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    21. Lamont RE, Tan WH, Innes AM, Parboosingh JS, Schneidman-Duhovny D, Rajkovic A, Pappas J, Altschwager P, DeWard S, Fulton A, Gray KJ, Krall M, Mehta L, Rodan LH, Saller DN, Steele D, Stein D, Yatsenko SA, Bernier FP, Slavotinek AM. Expansion of phenotype and genotypic data in CRB2-related syndrome. Eur J Hum Genet. 2016 10; 24(10):1436-44. PMID: 27004616; PMCID: PMC5027675 [Available on 10/01/17].
    22. Yatsenko SA, Peters DG, Rajkovic A. Response to Sahoo et al. Genet Med. 2016 Mar; 18(3):277. PMID: 26795591.
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    23. Peterson JF, Aggarwal N, Smith CA, Gollin SM, Surti U, Rajkovic A, Swerdlow SH, Yatsenko SA. Integration of microarray analysis into the clinical diagnosis of hematological malignancies: How much can we improve cytogenetic testing? Oncotarget. 2015 Aug 07; 6(22):18845-62. PMID: 26299921; PMCID: PMC4662459.
    24. Mittal P, Shin YH, Yatsenko SA, Castro CA, Surti U, Rajkovic A. Med12 gain-of-function mutation causes leiomyomas and genomic instability. J Clin Invest. 2015 Aug 03; 125(8):3280-4. PMID: 26193636; PMCID: PMC4563761.
    25. Kalynchuk EJ, Althouse A, Parker LS, Saller DN, Rajkovic A. Prenatal whole-exome sequencing: parental attitudes. Prenat Diagn. 2015 Oct; 35(10):1030-6. PMID: 26151551.
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    26. Yatsenko SA, Rajkovic A. Reproductive aging and MCM8/9. Oncotarget. 2015 Jun 30; 6(18):15750-1. PMID: 26119146; PMCID: PMC4599234.
    27. Ren Y, Suzuki H, Jagarlamudi K, Golnoski K, McGuire M, Lopes R, Pachnis V, Rajkovic A. Lhx8 regulates primordial follicle activation and postnatal folliculogenesis. BMC Biol. 2015 Jun 16; 13:39. PMID: 26076587; PMCID: PMC4487509.
    28. Yatsenko AN, Georgiadis AP, Röpke A, Berman AJ, Jaffe T, Olszewska M, Westernströer B, Sanfilippo J, Kurpisz M, Rajkovic A, Yatsenko SA, Kliesch S, Schlatt S, Tüttelmann F. X-linked TEX11 mutations, meiotic arrest, and azoospermia in infertile men. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 28; 372(22):2097-107. PMID: 25970010.
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    29. Beck M, Peterson JF, McConnell J, McGuire M, Asato M, Losee JE, Surti U, Madan-Khetarpal S, Rajkovic A, Yatsenko SA. Craniofacial abnormalities and developmental delay in two families with overlapping 22q12.1 microdeletions involving the MN1 gene. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 May; 167A(5):1047-53. PMID: 25810350.
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    30. Chu T, Yeniterzi S, Yatsenko SA, Dunkel M, Rajkovic A, Hogge WA, Peters DG. Cell-free nucleic acids as non-invasive biomarkers of gynecological disorders, fetal aneuploidy and constitutional maternal chromosomal mosaicism. Hum Reprod Update. 2015 Sep-Oct; 21(5):690-2. PMID: 25765864.
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    31. Yatsenko SA, Peters DG, Saller DN, Chu T, Clemens M, Rajkovic A. Maternal cell-free DNA-based screening for fetal microdeletion and the importance of careful diagnostic follow-up. Genet Med. 2015 Oct; 17(10):836-8. PMID: 25569438; PMCID: PMC4496325.
    32. Wood-Trageser MA, Gurbuz F, Yatsenko SA, Jeffries EP, Kotan LD, Surti U, Ketterer DM, Matic J, Chipkin J, Jiang H, Trakselis MA, Topaloglu AK, Rajkovic A. MCM9 mutations are associated with ovarian failure, short stature, and chromosomal instability. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Dec 04; 95(6):754-62. PMID: 25480036; PMCID: PMC4259971.
    33. AlAsiri S, Basit S, Wood-Trageser MA, Yatsenko SA, Jeffries EP, Surti U, Ketterer DM, Afzal S, Ramzan K, Faiyaz-Ul Haque M, Jiang H, Trakselis MA, Rajkovic A. Exome sequencing reveals MCM8 mutation underlies ovarian failure and chromosomal instability. J Clin Invest. 2015 Jan; 125(1):258-62. PMID: 25437880; PMCID: PMC4382257.
    34. Peters DG, Yatsenko SA, Surti U, Rajkovic A. Recent advances of genomic testing in perinatal medicine. Semin Perinatol. 2015 Feb; 39(1):44-54. PMID: 25444417; PMCID: PMC4883661.
    35. Marinescu PS, Saller DN, Parks WT, Yatsenko SA, Rajkovic A. Prenatal diagnosis of trisomy 6q25.3-qter and monosomy 10q26.12-qter by array CGH in a fetus with an apparently normal karyotype. Clin Case Rep. 2015 Feb; 3(2):92-5. PMID: 25767704; PMCID: PMC4352360.
    36. Georgiadis AP, Kishore A, Zorrilla M, Jaffe TM, Sanfilippo JS, Volk E, Rajkovic A, Yatsenko AN. High quality RNA in semen and sperm: isolation, analysis and potential application in clinical testing. J Urol. 2015 Jan; 193(1):352-9. PMID: 25088949; PMCID: PMC4382362.
    37. Mroczkowski HJ, Arnold G, Schneck FX, Rajkovic A, Yatsenko SA. Interstitial 10p11.23-p12.1 microdeletions associated with developmental delay, craniofacial abnormalities, and cryptorchidism. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Oct; 164A(10):2623-6. PMID: 25073539.
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    38. Thakur P, Speer P, Rajkovic A. Novel Mutation in the PKHD1 Gene Diagnosed Prenatally in a Fetus with Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease. Case Rep Genet. 2014; 2014:517952. PMID: 25114813; PMCID: PMC4120792.
    39. Puri P, Phillips BT, Suzuki H, Orwig KE, Rajkovic A, Lapinski PE, King PD, Feng GS, Walker WH. The transition from stem cell to progenitor spermatogonia and male fertility requires the SHP2 protein tyrosine phosphatase. Stem Cells. 2014 Mar; 32(3):741-53. PMID: 24123360.
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    40. Chu T, Yeniterzi S, Rajkovic A, Hogge WA, Dunkel M, Shaw P, Bunce K, Peters DG. High resolution non-invasive detection of a fetal microdeletion using the GCREM algorithm. Prenat Diagn. 2014 May; 34(5):469-77. PMID: 24452987; PMCID: PMC4266320.
    41. Chen CT, Liu CT, Chen GK, Andrews JS, Arnold AM, Dreyfus J, Franceschini N, Garcia ME, Kerr KF, Li G, Lohman KK, Musani SK, Nalls MA, Raffel LJ, Smith J, Ambrosone CB, Bandera EV, Bernstein L, Britton A, Brzyski RG, Cappola A, Carlson CS, Couper D, Deming SL, Goodarzi MO, Heiss G, John EM, Lu X, Le Marchand L, Marciante K, Mcknight B, Millikan R, Nock NL, Olshan AF, Press MF, Vaiyda D, Woods NF, Taylor HA, Zhao W, Zheng W, Evans MK, Harris TB, Henderson BE, Kardia SL, Kooperberg C, Liu Y, Mosley TH, Psaty B, Wellons M, Windham BG, Zonderman AB, Cupples LA, Demerath EW, Haiman C, Murabito JM, Rajkovic A. Meta-analysis of loci associated with age at natural menopause in African-American women. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jun 15; 23(12):3327-42. PMID: 24493794; PMCID: PMC4030781.
    42. Peterson JF, Ghaloul-Gonzalez L, Madan-Khetarpal S, Hartman J, Surti U, Rajkovic A, Yatsenko SA. Familial microduplication of 17q23.1–q23.2 involving TBX4 is associated with congenital clubfoot and reduced penetrance in females. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Feb; 164A(2):364-9. PMID: 24592505.
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    43. Ramaswamy S, Razack BS, Roslund RM, Suzuki H, Marshall GR, Rajkovic A, Plant TM. Spermatogonial SOHLH1 nucleocytoplasmic shuttling associates with initiation of spermatogenesis in the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta). Mol Hum Reprod. 2014 Apr; 20(4):350-7. PMID: 24324034; PMCID: PMC3969541.
    44. Wood MA, Rajkovic A. Genomic markers of ovarian reserve. Semin Reprod Med. 2013 Nov; 31(6):399-415. PMID: 24101221; PMCID: PMC4043392.
    45. Shin YH, McGuire MM, Rajkovic A. Mouse HORMAD1 is a meiosis i checkpoint protein that modulates DNA double- strand break repair during female meiosis. Biol Reprod. 2013 Aug; 89(2):29. PMID: 23759310; PMCID: PMC4076362.
    46. Demerath EW, Liu CT, Franceschini N, Chen G, Palmer JR, Smith EN, Chen CT, Ambrosone CB, Arnold AM, Bandera EV, Berenson GS, Bernstein L, Britton A, Cappola AR, Carlson CS, Chanock SJ, Chen W, Chen Z, Deming SL, Elks CE, Evans MK, Gajdos Z, Henderson BE, Hu JJ, Ingles S, John EM, Kerr KF, Kolonel LN, Le Marchand L, Lu X, Millikan RC, Musani SK, Nock NL, North K, Nyante S, Press MF, Rodriquez-Gil JL, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Schork NJ, Srinivasan SR, Woods NF, Zheng W, Ziegler RG, Zonderman A, Heiss G, Gwen Windham B, Wellons M, Murray SS, Nalls M, Pastinen T, Rajkovic A, Hirschhorn J, Adrienne Cupples L, Kooperberg C, Murabito JM, Haiman CA. Genome-wide association study of age at menarche in African-American women. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Aug 15; 22(16):3329-46. PMID: 23599027; PMCID: PMC3723312.
    47. Skaznik-Wikiel ME, McGuire MM, Sukhwani M, Donohue J, Chu T, Krivak TC, Rajkovic A, Orwig KE. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor with or without stem cell factor extends time to premature ovarian insufficiency in female mice treated with alkylating chemotherapy. Fertil Steril. 2013 Jun; 99(7):2045-54.e3. PMID: 23453120; PMCID: PMC3672312.
    48. Spencer KL, Malinowski J, Carty CL, Franceschini N, Fernández-Rhodes L, Young A, Cheng I, Ritchie MD, Haiman CA, Wilkens L. Genetic variation and reproductive timing: African American women from the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) Study. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e55258. PMID: 23424626; PMCID: PMC3570525.
    49. Peters U, North KE, Sethupathy P, Buyske S, Haessler J, Jiao S, Fesinmeyer MD, Jackson RD, Kuller LH, Rajkovic A, Lim U, Cheng I, Schumacher F, Wilkens L, Li R, Monda K, Ehret G, Nguyen KD, Cooper R, Lewis CE, Leppert M, Irvin MR, Gu CC, Houston D, Buzkova P, Ritchie M, Matise TC, Le Marchand L, Hindorff LA, Crawford DC, Haiman CA, Kooperberg C. A systematic mapping approach of 16q12.2/FTO and BMI in more than 20,000 African Americans narrows in on the underlying functional variation: results from the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) study. PLoS Genet. 2013; 9(1):e1003171. PMID: 23341774; PMCID: PMC3547789.
    50. Suzuki H, Dann CT, Rajkovic A. Generation of a germ cell-specific mouse transgenic CHERRY reporter, Sohlh1-mCherryFlag. Genesis. 2013 Jan; 51(1):50-8. PMID: 22965810; PMCID: PMC3547139.
    51. Shahzad MM, Shin YH, Matsuo K, Lu C, Nishimura M, Shen DY, Kang Y, Hu W, Mora EM, Rodriguez-Aguayo C, Kapur A, Bottsford-Miller J, Lopez-Berestein G, Rajkovic A, Sood AK. Biological significance of HORMA domain containing protein 1 (HORMAD1) in epithelial ovarian carcinoma. Cancer Lett. 2013 Apr 28; 330(2):123-9. PMID: 22776561; PMCID: PMC3498611.
    52. Thorson HL, Surti U, Sathanoori M, Kochmar SJ, Torchia B, Rajkovic A. Prenatal diagnosis of 2q32 deletion syndrome characterized by multiple segmental deletions and complex chromosomal rearrangement involving chromosomes 2, 5 and 7. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2012; 31(3):196-200. PMID: 22415219.
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    53. McGuire MM, Yatsenko A, Hoffner L, Jones M, Surti U, Rajkovic A. Whole exome sequencing in a random sample of North American women with leiomyomas identifies MED12 mutations in majority of uterine leiomyomas. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e33251. PMID: 22428002; PMCID: PMC3299761.
    54. Hendrix NW, Clemens M, Canavan TP, Surti U, Rajkovic A. Prenatally diagnosed 17q12 microdeletion syndrome with a novel association with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2012; 31(2):129-33. PMID: 22178801.
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    55. Chen CT, Fernández-Rhodes L, Brzyski RG, Carlson CS, Chen Z, Heiss G, North KE, Woods NF, Rajkovic A, Kooperberg C, Franceschini N. Replication of loci influencing ages at menarche and menopause in Hispanic women: the Women's Health Initiative SHARe Study. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Mar 15; 21(6):1419-32. PMID: 22131368.
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    56. Peters D, Chu T, Yatsenko SA, Hendrix N, Hogge WA, Surti U, Bunce K, Dunkel M, Shaw P, Rajkovic A. Noninvasive prenatal diagnosis of a fetal microdeletion syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 10; 365(19):1847-8. PMID: 22070496; PMCID: PMC4308687.
    57. Suzuki H, Ahn HW, Chu T, Bowden W, Gassei K, Orwig K, Rajkovic A. SOHLH1 and SOHLH2 coordinate spermatogonial differentiation. Dev Biol. 2012 Jan 15; 361(2):301-12. PMID: 22056784; PMCID: PMC3249242.
    58. Jagarlamudi K, Rajkovic A. Oogenesis: transcriptional regulators and mouse models. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012 Jun 05; 356(1-2):31-9. PMID: 21856374.
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    59. Ochalski ME, Engle N, Wakim A, Ravnan BJ, Hoffner L, Rajkovic A, Surti U. Complex X chromosome rearrangement delineated by array comparative genome hybridization in a woman with premature ovarian insufficiency. Fertil Steril. 2011 Jun; 95(7):2433.e9-15. PMID: 21530964.
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    60. Lechowska A, Bilinski S, Choi Y, Shin Y, Kloc M, Rajkovic A. Premature ovarian failure in nobox-deficient mice is caused by defects in somatic cell invasion and germ cell cyst breakdown. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2011 Jul; 28(7):583-9. PMID: 21369782; PMCID: PMC3162056.
    61. McGuire MM, Bowden W, Engel NJ, Ahn HW, Kovanci E, Rajkovic A. Genomic analysis using high-resolution single-nucleotide polymorphism arrays reveals novel microdeletions associated with premature ovarian failure. Fertil Steril. 2011 Apr; 95(5):1595-600. PMID: 21256485; PMCID: PMC3062633.
    62. Wildman RP, Kaplan R, Manson JE, Rajkovic A, Connelly SA, Mackey RH, Tinker LF, Curb JD, Eaton CB, Wassertheil-Smoller S. Body size phenotypes and inflammation in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Jul; 19(7):1482-91. PMID: 21233809; PMCID: PMC3124587.
    63. Hutter CM, Slattery ML, Duggan DJ, Muehling J, Curtin K, Hsu L, Beresford SA, Rajkovic A, Sarto GE, Marshall JR, Hammad N, Wallace R, Makar KW, Prentice RL, Caan BJ, Potter JD, Peters U. Characterization of the association between 8q24 and colon cancer: gene-environment exploration and meta-analysis. BMC Cancer. 2010 Dec 04; 10:670. PMID: 21129217; PMCID: PMC3017062.
    64. Shin YH, Choi Y, Erdin SU, Yatsenko SA, Kloc M, Yang F, Wang PJ, Meistrich ML, Rajkovic A. Hormad1 mutation disrupts synaptonemal complex formation, recombination, and chromosome segregation in mammalian meiosis. PLoS Genet. 2010 Nov 04; 6(11):e1001190. PMID: 21079677; PMCID: PMC2973818.
    65. Kocarnik JD, Hutter CM, Slattery ML, Berndt SI, Hsu L, Duggan DJ, Muehling J, Caan BJ, Beresford SA, Rajkovic A, Sarto GE, Marshall JR, Hammad N, Wallace RB, Makar KW, Prentice RL, Potter JD, Hayes RB, Peters U. Characterization of 9p24 risk locus and colorectal adenoma and cancer: gene-environment interaction and meta-analysis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Dec; 19(12):3131-9. PMID: 20978172; PMCID: PMC3005543.
    66. Chlebowski RT, Anderson GL, Gass M, Lane DS, Aragaki AK, Kuller LH, Manson JE, Stefanick ML, Ockene J, Sarto GE, Johnson KC, Wactawski-Wende J, Ravdin PM, Schenken R, Hendrix SL, Rajkovic A, Rohan TE, Yasmeen S, Prentice RL. Estrogen plus progestin and breast cancer incidence and mortality in postmenopausal women. JAMA. 2010 Oct 20; 304(15):1684-92. PMID: 20959578.
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