By Nakeirah Christie: Congratulations to Dana Joseph, C’21 (Branford College) on her new co-first authored publication alongside co-first author, Yale OB-GYN resident Sarah Moustafa and corresponding assistant professor Shannon Whirledge, PhD, MSc. The group, with Robert Taylor, MD, PhD, at the University of Utah, worked to establish a new animal model for chronic endometriosis, inflammation of the uterine lining that contributes to infertility. Their work, published in the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, demonstrated that exposure to gram-negative bacterial lipopolysaccharides disrupts implantation in mice as well as human cell models. Dana Joseph has been involved in research at Yale since May 2017. You can read the full study here.