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Beatriz Penalver Bernabé PhD MS

Beatriz Penalver Bernabé
Designation
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry
Contact Information
  • bpenal2 [at] uic.edu
  • (312) 355-5652
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI)
    912 S. Wood St.
    Department of Psychiatry (MC 913)
    Chicago IL 60612
  • Room #:316

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Dr. Bernabé is a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago. Her current research is focused on the relationship between the human microbiome and perinatal disease. Her interest in the gut microbial evolution during pregnancy in mothers that suffer from antenatal or postpartum depression has led to an exciting collaboration with the Women’s Mental Health Research Program at UIC. Dr. Bernabe and the WMHRP are working together to collect gut microbiome samples from pregnant women enrolled in our Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Research Registry.

  • Tarasewicz E, Rivas L, Hamdan R, Dokic D, Parimi V, Bernabe BP, Thomas A, Shea LD, Jeruss JS. Inhibition of CDK-mediated phosphorylation of Smad3 results in decreased oncogenesis in triple negative breast cancer cells. Cell Cycle. 2014;13(20):3191-201. doi: 10.4161/15384101.2014.950126. PubMed PMID: 25485498; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4614520.

    Tagler D, Makanji Y, Tu T, Bernabé BP, Lee R, Zhu J, Kniazeva E, Hornick JE, Woodruff TK, Shea LD. Promoting extracellular matrix remodeling via ascorbic acid enhances the survival of primary ovarian follicles encapsulated in alginate hydrogels. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2014 Jul;111(7):1417-29. doi: 10.1002/bit.25181. Epub 2014 Jan 22. PubMed PMID: 24375265; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4232184.

    Skory RM, Bernabé BP, Galdones E, Broadbelt LJ, Shea LD, Woodruff TK. Microarray analysis identifies COMP as the most differentially regulated transcript throughout in vitro follicle growth. Mol Reprod Dev. 2013 Feb;80(2):132-44. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22144. Epub 2013 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 23242557; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3730266.

    Bellis AD, Bernabé BP, Weiss MS, Shin S, Weng S, Broadbelt LJ, Shea LD. Dynamic transcription factor activity profiling in 2D and 3D cell cultures. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2013 Feb;110(2):563-72. doi: 10.1002/bit.24718. Epub 2012 Sep 18. PubMed PMID: 22949103; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4073638.

    MacNamara A, Terfve C, Henriques D, Bernabé BP, Saez-Rodriguez J. State-time spectrum of signal transduction logic models. Phys Biol. 2012 Aug;9(4):045003. doi: 10.1088/1478-3975/9/4/045003. Epub 2012 Aug 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 22871648.

Title Description Investigator(s) Category Status
Enhancing Perinatal Mental Health: A Feasibility Study of a Collaborative, Translational Research Approach The project goals include: (1) Piloting a randomized controlled trial of a provider training program to improve screening, assessment, and referral procedures for perinatal depression and anxiety disorders during clinical visits; and (2) Establishing an enduring database linking perinatal depression and anxiety diagnoses, medical records, and a biorepository of blood samples from routine perina Women's Mental Health Research Program On-going