Ian M. Bird, PhD Tenured Professor (Research) - UW Obstetrics and Gynecology, Madison WI

Ian M. Bird, PhD
Tenured Professor (Research)

Meriter Hospital
202 S. Park (Meriter)
7E Meriter Hospital Park
Madison, WI 53715
Tel: 608-417-6314


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  • BSc (hons) 1984 Birmingham University, Birmingham, U.K.
  • PhD 1987 University of London, Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, U.K.
  • 1st Postdoctoral Position: University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Honors and Awards:

Senior Editorial Board Member, Medical Biochemistry (from Journal setup in 1996-2003), J Endocrinology 2004 -

Ad Hoc Reviewer for Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology, Journal of Endocrinology, Endocrine, Endocrinology, Hypertension, American Journal Physiology, Journal Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Ad Hoc Reviewer for USDA (Enhancing Reproductive Efficiency Program 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), Welcome Trust, UK. 1997 MRC (Canada) 1998, and NIH (HED1) 2001. NIH Special Emphasis panels 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. T32 Review panel (2006).

Research Focus

Control of pregnancy-induced changes in cell function / endocrine signaling in response to growth factor and heptahelical receptor agonists by uterine artery endothelium. Control of adrenal zonation and function by Angiotensin II and integration of adrenal and gonadal steroidogenesis in higher mammals/humans. Gestational development of zonation and function of fetal adrenal gland in sheep and primate. Control of adrenal and gonadal steroidogenesis at the level of P450c17 vs 3BHSD expression and 17 alpha-hydroxylase vs lyase activity.

Research Funding

  • PI NIH T32 HD041921 5/1/04- 4/30/14 Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology Training Grant
  • PI NIH R01 HL079020 4/1/07-3/31/11 Pregnancy/ NO Induced Changes in UAE Ca2+ Signaling
  • PI NIH R01 HL079020 -05A1 4/1/11-3/31/16 Pregnancy / NO Induced Changes in UAE Ca2+ Signaling
  • Project PI NIH-HED1 PPG, HD33843 4/1/07-3/31/12 Mechanisms of Endothelial and Embryonic Stem Cell Regulation in Pregnancy
  • Project P NIH-HED1 PPG, HD33843 4/1/07-3/31/12 Positive vs Negative Effects of VEGF on UA Endothelial Function During Pregnancy