Sam Mesiano, PhD
Dr. Mesiano is a graduate of Monash University, Melbourne Australia, where he received a PhD in Physiology (Reproduction) specializing in the hormonal control of fetal growth. As a WM Keck Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Endocrinology, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco where he studied the development and functional biology of the human fetal adrenal cortex, after which he remained at UCSF as a faculty member. During that time, he co-mentored REI fellows in the UCSF program guiding them through the basic science (mainly molecular biology) of their research projects.
In 1998 Dr. Mesiano moved to the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he was a senior lecturer and principal investigator in the Mothers and Babies Research Centre. His research examined the role of steroid hormones in the control of human pregnancy and parturition. In 2004 he joined the faculty in the Department of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University where he continues to perform research into the molecular endocrinology of steroid hormone action in human reproduction specializing in pregnancy and parturition.
As co-director of the UH OB/GYN Research Division, he plays an active role in mentoring clinical fellows and ensuring that expertise and infrastructure are available to ensure success. He brings hands-on experience in basic research into human reproduction to the UH REI fellowship program and actively participates in the planning, implementation and analysis research outcomes. Dr. Mesiano is the Case Western Reserve University/UH/MetroHealth site director for the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Ohio Collaborative and his research is also funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth.