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Section Leadership

Trent Tipple, MD

Trent E Tipple, MD

Professor and Section Chief, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Nutrition Physiology, Biochemistry& Molecular Biology
Children's Health Foundation Reba McEntire Endowed Chair in Neonatology

Medical and Operational Leadership

Jolyn Fernandes, PhD
Pediatrics

Jolyn Fernandes, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director of Metabolomics, Laboratory for Molecular Biology and Cytometry Research
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Member, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center


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Jolyn-Fernandes@ouhsc.edu


Dr. Fernandes is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director of Metabolomics at OUHSC, College of Medicine. With a particular focus on metallomic and metabolomic strategies, she uses diverse cellular and molecular integrated approaches to identify key adverse and beneficial molecular pathways that associate pre- and postnatal environmental exposures with offspring neurodevelopmental and metabolic disease susceptibility.


MyNCBI Publications


Academic Section(s):

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Education:

MS - Biochemistry, University of Mumbai, India
PhD - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Postdoctoral Fellowship - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA


Clinical/Research Interests:

The Fernandes lab focuses on determining molecular mechanisms of in utero origins of neurodevelopmental diseases through exposure science, using in vitro culture models, murine models, human samples and systems biology approaches. Neuronal injuries during the critical window of development can result in debilitating psychological and cognitive outcomes that may not be evident until many years later and therefore early diagnosis is key. A current focus in the Fernandes lab is to study the effect of pre-natal exposure of redox active metal and metalloid contaminants obtained from food, supplements, parenteral nutrition and water to identify metal-metal interactions, neuronal signaling mediators and diagnostic biomarkers that could be developed for predictive therapeutic interventions. Ultimately, Dr. Fernandes’s work aims to utilize high-resolution, high-throughput technologies to improve our understanding of the basis for differential disease susceptibility through early life nutritional and toxic metal exposures in our youngest patient population.


Select Honors & Accomplishments:

2016, 2019 - Young Investigator Award, 24th and 26th Annual Meeting Society for Redox Biology and Medicine, San Francisco, California and Las Vegas, NV
2016, 2017, 2018 - Pulmonary Fellow Research Award, Annual Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Research Symposium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2018 - Early Stage Investigator Award, NIEHS/EPA Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers Annual Meeting, Durham, NC
2018 - Outstanding Oral Presentation, 11th Annual Research Day, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2017 - Postdoctoral Travel Award, Mechanisms Specialty Section, 56th Annual Meeting Society of Toxicology, Baltimore, MD
2013, 2014 - Graduate College Award for Scientific Achievement, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre, Oklahoma City, OK
2013 - Travel Award, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
2012 - Graduate Student Travel Grant, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre, Oklahoma City, OK
2012 - College of Medicine Deans Award for Outstanding Research, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre, Oklahoma City, OK


Select Publications:

  • Fernandes J, Chandler JD, Liu KH, Uppal K, Hao L, Hu X, Go YM, Jones DP. Metabolomic Responses to Manganese Dose in SH-SY5Y Human Neuroblastoma Cells. Toxicol Sci. 169(1):84-94, 2019. PMID: 30715528; PMCID: PMC6484887.
  • Fernandes J, Hu X, Ryan Smith M, Go YM, Jones DP. Selenium at the redox interface of the genome, metabolome and exposome. Free Radic Biol Med. 127:215-227, 2018. PMID: 29883789; PMCID: PMC6168380
  • Fernandes J, Hao L, Bijli KM, Chandler JD, Orr M, Hu X, Jones DP, Go YM. From the Cover: Manganese Stimulates Mitochondrial H2O2 Production in SH-SY5Y Human Neuroblastoma Cells Over Physiologic as well as Toxicologic Range. Toxicol Sci. 155(1):213-223, 2017. PMID: 27701121; PMCID: PMC5216654.
  • Corwin E, Dunlop AL, Fernandes J, Li S, Pearce B, Jones DP. Metabolites and metabolic pathways associated with glucocorticoid resistance in pregnant African-American women. Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology. 1-2(2020):100001, 2020.



Educational Leadership

Erynn Bergner, MD

Erynn Bergner, MD

Assistant Professor
Associate Fellowship Program Director, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Douglas Dannaway, MD

Doug Dannaway, MD

Director of Fellowship
Associate Professor, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Netsanet Kassa, MD

Netsanet Kassa, MD

Assistant Professor
Director of Resident Education, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Research Leadership

Hala Chaaban, MD

​Hala Chaaban, MD

Associate Professor
Adjunct Professor of Nutrition
Associate Director of Translational Research, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Edgardo Szyld, MD, MSc

Edgardo Szyld, MD, MSc

Professor of Research
Director of Clinical and Translational Research Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Associate Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Pediatrics

Peter Vitiello, PhD

Peter Vitiello, PhD

Associate Professor
Adjunct Professor of Physiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Director of Laboratory Research, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Faculty

Lora Bailey-Downs, PhD

Lora Bailey-Downs, PhD

Assistant Professor

Faizah Bhatti, MD

Faizah Bhatti, MD

Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Member, Oklahoma Center for Neurosciences

Sara Brewer, DO

Sara Brewer, DO

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Kathryn Burge, PhD

Kathryn Burge, PhD

Assistant Professor of Research

Jeffrey Eckert, PhD

Jeffrey Eckert, PhD

Director of Lab Research
Assistant Professor of Research

Jolyn Fernandes, PhD

Jolyn Fernandes, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director of Metabolomics, Laboratory for Molecular Biology and Cytometry Research
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Member, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

Arlen Foulks, DO

Arlen Foulks, DO

Assistant Professor
Medical Director of NeoFlight Neonatal Transport Service
Assistant Medical Director, Level 2 NICU at St. Anthony Hospital
Chair of American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics (AOBP)
Chair of the Neonatal Exam Committee on the AOBP
Adjunct Clinical Assistance Professor in Pediatrics at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Center of Health Sciences

Abhrajit Ganguly, MD

Abhrajit Ganguly, MD

Assistant Professor

Vadim Ivanov, MD

Vadim Ivanov, MD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Medical Director of CCMH NICU
Neonatologist

Erin Jain, MD

Erin Jain, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatrician

Barbara Johnson, MD

Barbara Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of NICU Resident Education

Samuel Levin, MD

Samuel Levin, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
 

Marjorie Makoni, MD

Marjorie Makoni, MD

Assistant Professor
Neonatologist

Maxwell Mathias, MD

Maxwell Mathias, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Raja Nandyal, MD

Raja Nandyal, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director Oklahoma Infant Transition Program (OITP)
Medical Director of Oklahoma Transition Clinic (OTC)
Chairman of OUHSC Neonatal Mortality Committee (NMC)

Gaston Ofman, MD

Gaston Ofman, MD

Assistant Professor

Rita Raman, MD, MS, CNS, JD, MACN, FCLM

Rita Raman, MD, MS, CNS, JD, MACN, FCLM

Professor
Neonatologist

Tavleen Sandhu, MD

Tavleen Sandhu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Associate Director of NeoFlight Neonatal Transport Service

Kris Sekar, MD

Kris Sekar, MD

Professor
Neonatologist

Birju Shah, MD, MPH, MBA

Birju Shah, MD, MPH, MBA

Associate Professor
Neonatologist

Frederico Vieira, MD

Frederico Vieira, MD

Assistant Professor

Lauren White, DO

Lauren White, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical Director of Transition and Labor Consults
Neonatologist

Anne Wlodaver, MD

Anne Wlodaver, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director of SAH Level II NICU