John C. Schimenti

Professor
Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine/Molecular Biology and Genetics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

College of Veterinary Medicine T9014A
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 253-3636

John C. Schimenti

Professor
Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine/Molecular Biology and Genetics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Mouse genetics and genomics; reproductive biology; cancer genetics; DNA repair and replication; meiosis

Current Research Interest

Genetic quality control during germ cell development; human infertility genetics; contribution of DNA replication defects in breast cancer; inflammation and sex differences during fetal development

Distinction

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator

Selected Publications

Rinaldi, Vera D., Kristin Hsieh, Robert Munroe, Ewelina M. Bolcun-Filas, and John C. Schimenti. “Pharmacological Inhibition of the DNA Damage Checkpoint Prevents Radiation-Induced Oocyte Death.” Genetics 206, no. 4 (2017): 1823-1828.

Bolcun-Filas, Ewelina M., Michelle White, Vera D. Rinaldi, and John C. Schimenti. "Reversal of Female Infertility by Chk2 Ablation Reveals the Oocyte DNA Damage Checkpoint." Science 343 (2014): 533–536.

Cornell Research Website Article

Which Genes Are Real Drivers of Cancer?

Genetic Editing with CRISPR