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UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94158
|Mission Bay||(415) 476 - 5192||(415) 476 - 1811|
|Mount Zion||(415) 353 - 9240||(415) 353 - 9509|
|San Francisco General Hospital||(628) 206 - 3061||(628) 206 - 3112|
Research/Clinical Interests:Effects of maternal exposure on embryo/fetal genome and gene expression, Epigenetics, Maternal-fetal health, Reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Nervous system development
|Institution||Degree||Field of Study|
|current||University of California, San Francisco||Residency||Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences|
|2020||NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY||MD||Medicine|
|2018||NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY||PhD||Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics|
|2011||Temple University, Philadelphia, PA||BS||Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience|
Research & Professional Experience
|2017-2018||Drosophila Sidekick function in visual motion detection, Advisor: Jessica Treisman, PhD|
|2013-2018||Role of Plexin A and Lost and found in photoreceptor axon guidance in Drosophila, Advisor: Jessica Treisman, PhD|
|2009-2011||Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR)|
|2010-2011||Preferential binding of patient autoantibodies to the hippocampus in anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, Advisor: Rita Balice-Gordon, PhD|
|2010||Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of Pennsylvania|
|2009-2010||Chemosensory integration of taste and smell in humans, Advisor: Gregory Smutzer, PhD|
|2009||Odorant structure and carbon chain length contribution to odor perception in humans, Advisor: Johan Lundstrom, PhD, Science Apprenticeship Program, Monell Chemical Senses Center|
Achievements & Recognition
|2017||Graduate Student Poster Award, 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference|
|2016||Individual Predoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Eye Institute (NEI)|
|2016||Carl Storm Minority Fellowship|
|2015||President’s Service Award, NYU Chapter of Student National Medical Association|
|2014||NIH T32 Developmental Genetics Training Grant|
|2011||Magna Cum Laude, Honors College, Temple University|
|2011||Phi Beta Kappa|
|2011||Distinction in Biology|
Douthit JP, Jain A, Balice-Gordon R. (2010) Do patient antibodies in Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis bind preferentially to the hippocampus? Leadership Alliance National Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ.
Douthit JP, Astigarraga S, Lee, G, Treisman JE. (2018) A novel role for Plexin A in photoreceptor axon targeting. 59th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Douthit JP, Astigarraga S, Lee, G, Treisman, JE. (2017) A novel role for Plexin A in photoreceptor axon targeting. 58th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, San Diego, CA.
Douthit JP, Astigarraga S, Lee, G, Treisman, JE (2016) A novel role for Plexin A in photoreceptor axon targeting in Drosophila. Gordon Conference for Visual System Development, Dover, VT.
Douthit JP, Astigarraga S, Lee, G, Treisman, JE. (2015) A novel role for Plexin A in photoreceptor axon targeting. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Neurobiology of Drosophila Conference, Long Island, NY.
Douthit JP, Astigarraga S, Treisman JE. (2014) An RNAi screen identifies a new determinant of R7 photoreceptor axon targeting. 55th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, San Diego, CA.
Douthit JP, Jain A, Balice-Gordon R. (2010) Do patient antibodies in Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis bind preferentially to the hippocampus? Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Charlotte, NC.
Douthit J, Hairston A, Lee G, Morrison CA, Holguera I, Treisman JE. R7 photoreceptor axon targeting depends on the relative levels of lost and found expression in R7 and its synaptic partners. Elife. 2021 May 18;10. doi: 10.7554/eLife.65895. PMID: 34003117
Astigarraga S, Douthit J, Tarnogorska D, Creamer MS, Mano O, Clark DA, Meinertzhagen IA, Treisman JE. Drosophila Sidekick is required in developing photoreceptors to enable visual motion detection. Development. 2018 Feb 5;145(3). pii: dev158246. doi: 10.1242/dev.158246.PMID: 29361567