Mina Desai, Ph.D.


Work Titles
CTSI Member, CTSI
The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation Assistant Professor, OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
UCLA Assistant Professor In-Residence, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Education:
Degrees:
Ph.D.
M.S.
Fellowship:
MS University, Baroda, India, University Grants Commission Fellowship
Dunn Nutrition/MRC, Cambridge, UK, nternational Atomic Energy Agency Fellowship
Honors and Awards:
34th Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, Perinatal Research Society Award
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Overseas Research Students Award
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Parthenon Trust Award

Contact Information:

Work Email Address:

mdesai@obgyn.humc.edu


Work Phone Number:

(310) 222-1961

(310) 222-4131

Mailing Address:

1124 West Carson Street RB-1, Room 213
Torrance, CA 90502


Publications:

A selected list of publications:

Desai Mina, Beall Marie, Ross Michael G   Developmental origins of obesity: programmed adipogenesis Current diabetes reports, 2013; 13(1): 27-33.
Lee Sangmi, Lee Kyung A, Choi Gyu Yeon, Desai Mina, Lee Sun Hwa, Pang Myung-Geol, Jo Inho, Kim Young Ju   Feed restriction during pregnancy/lactation induces programmed changes in lipid, adiponectin and leptin levels with gender differences in rat offspring The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 2013; .
Albrow Rebecca, Kitchener Henry, Gupta Nalini, Desai Mina   Cervical screening in England: the past, present, and future Cancer cytopathology, 2012; 120(2): 87-96.
Fukami Tatsuya, Sun Xiaoping, Li Tie, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   Mechanism of programmed obesity in intrauterine fetal growth restricted offspring: paradoxically enhanced appetite stimulation in fed and fasting states Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), 2012; 19(4): 423-30.
Wolfe Diana, Gong Ming, Han Guang, Magee Thomas R, Ross Michael G, Desai Mina   Nutrient sensor-mediated programmed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in low birthweight offspring American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2012; 207(4): 308.e1-6.
Yee Jennifer K, Lee Wai-Nang P, Ross Michael G, Lane Robert H, Han Guang, Vega Juan, Desai Mina   Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma modulation and lipogenic response in adipocytes of small-for-gestational age offspring Nutrition & metabolism, 2012; 9(1): 62.
Boles Julie L, Ross Michael G, Beloosesky Ron, Desai Mina, Belkacemi Louiza   Placental-mediated increased cytokine response to lipopolysaccharides: a potential mechanism for enhanced inflammation susceptibility of the preterm fetus Journal of inflammation research, 2012; 5(4): 67-75.
Kitchener Henry C, Gilham Clare, Sargent Alexandra, Bailey Andrew, Albrow Rebecca, Roberts Christopher, Desai Mina, Mather Jean, Turner Andrew, Moss Sue, Peto Julian   A comparison of HPV DNA testing and liquid based cytology over three rounds of primary cervical screening: extended follow up in the ARTISTIC trial European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990), 2011; 47(6): 864-71.
Belkacemi Louiza, Desai Mina, Nelson D Michael, Ross Michael G   Altered mitochondrial apoptotic pathway in placentas from undernourished rat gestations American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 2011; 301(6): R1599-615.
Belkacemi Louiza, Jelks Andrea, Chen Chun-Hung, Ross Michael G, Desai Mina   Altered placental development in undernourished rats: role of maternal glucocorticoids Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E, 2011; 9(8): 105.
Kitchener Henry C, Blanks Roger, Dunn Graham, Gunn Lionel, Desai Mina, Albrow Rebecca, Mather Jean, Rana Durgesh N, Cubie Heather, Moore Catherine, Legood Rosa, Gray Alastair, Moss Sue   Automation-assisted versus manual reading of cervical cytology (MAVARIC): a randomised controlled trial The lancet oncology, 2011; 12(1): 56-64.
Abdennebi-Najar Latifa, Desai Mina, Han Guang, Casillas Ederlen, Jean Djiane, Arieh Gertler, Ross Michael G   Basal, endogenous leptin is metabolically active in newborn rat pups The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 2011; 24(12): 1486-91.
Belkacemi Louiza, Desai Mina, Beall Marie H, Liu Qinghai, Lin James T, Nelson D Michael, Ross Michael G   Early compensatory adaptations in maternal undernourished pregnancies in rats: role of the aquaporins The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 2011; 24(5): 752-9.
Yamada Makiko, Wolfe Diana, Han Guang, French Samuel W, Ross Michael G, Desai Mina   Early onset of fatty liver in growth-restricted rat fetuses and newborns Congenital anomalies, 2011; 51(4): 167-73.
Desai Mina, Li Tie, Ross Michael G   Fetal hypothalamic neuroprogenitor cell culture: preferential differentiation paths induced by leptin and insulin Endocrinology, 2011; 152(8): 3192-201.
Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   Fetal programming of adipose tissue: effects of intrauterine growth restriction and maternal obesity/high-fat diet Seminars in reproductive medicine, 2011; 29(3): 237-45.
Lau Christopher, Rogers John M, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   Fetal programming of adult disease: implications for prenatal care Obstetrics and gynecology, 2011; 117(4): 978-85.
Desai Mina, Li Tie, Ross Michael G   Hypothalamic neurosphere progenitor cells in low birth-weight rat newborns: neurotrophic effects of leptin and insulin Brain research, 2011; 1378(4): 29-42.
Magee Thomas R, Tafti Sanaz A, Desai Mina, Liu Qinghai, Ross Michael G, Nast Cynthia C   Maternal undernourished fetal kidneys exhibit differential regulation of nephrogenic genes including downregulation of the Notch signaling pathway Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), 2011; 18(6): 563-76.
Khorram Naseem M, Magee Thomas R, Wang Chen, Desai Mina, Ross Michael, Khorram Omid   Maternal undernutrition programs offspring adrenal expression of steroidogenic enzymes Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), 2011; 18(10): 931-40.
Yee Jennifer K, Lee Wai-Nang P, Han Guang, Ross Michael G, Desai Mina   Organ-specific alterations in fatty acid de novo synthesis and desaturation in a rat model of programmed obesity Lipids in health and disease, 2011; 10(6): 72.
Nasir Nyla, Desai Mina, Marshall Janet, Gupta Nalini   Prolapsed fallopian tube: Cytological findings in a ThinPrep liquid based cytology vaginal vault sample Diagnostic cytopathology, 2011; 83(7): .
Almonte Maribel, Silva Isabel Dos Santos, Asare Akua, Gilham Clare, Sargent Alexandra, Bailey Andrew, Turner Andrew, Desai Mina, Kitchener Henry C, Peto Julian   Sexual behavior and HPV infection in British women, by postal questionnaires and telephone interviews Journal of medical virology, 2011; 83(7): 1238-46.
Confortini Massimo, Bergeron Christine, Desai Mina, Negri Giovanni, Dalla Palma Paolo, Montanari Gioia, Pellegrini Antonella, Ronco Guglielmo, Ronco Guglielmo   Accuracy of liquid-based cytology: comparison of the results obtained within a randomized controlled trial (the New Technologies for Cervical Cancer Screening Study) and an external group of experts Cancer cytopathology, 2010; 118(4): 203-8.
Tosh Darran N, Fu Qi, Callaway Christopher W, McKnight Robert A, McMillen Isabella C, Ross Michael G, Lane Robert H, Desai Mina   Epigenetics of programmed obesity: alteration in IUGR rat hepatic IGF1 mRNA expression and histone structure in rapid vs. delayed postnatal catch-up growth American journal of physiology. Gastrointestinal and liver physiology, 2010; 299(5): G1023-9.
Belkacemi Louiza, Nelson D Michael, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   Maternal undernutrition influences placental-fetal development Biology of reproduction, 2010; 83(3): 325-31.
Joss-Moore Lisa A, Wang Yan, Campbell Michael S, Moore Barry, Yu Xing, Callaway Christopher W, McKnight Robert A, Desai Mina, Moyer-Mileur Laurie J, Lane Robert H   Uteroplacental insufficiency increases visceral adiposity and visceral adipose PPARgamma2 expression in male rat offspring prior to the onset of obesity Early human development, 2010; 86(3): 179-85.
Keen-Rhinehart Erin, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   Central insulin sensitivity in male and female juvenile rats Hormones and behavior, 2009; 56(3): 275-80.
Desai Mina, Gayle Dave A, Casillas Ederlen, Boles Julie, Ross Michael G   Early undernutrition attenuates the inflammatory response in adult rat offspring The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 2009; 22(7): 571-5.
Karadag Ahmet, Sakurai Reiko, Wang Ying, Guo Pinzheng, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G, Torday John S, Rehan Virender K   Effect of maternal food restriction on fetal rat lung lipid differentiation program Pediatric pulmonology, 2009; 44(7): 635-44.
Kitchener Henry C, Almonte Maribel, Thomson Claire, Wheeler Paula, Sargent Alexandra, Stoykova Boyka, Gilham Clare, Baysson Helene, Roberts Christopher, Dowie Robin, Desai Mina, Mather Jean, Bailey Andrew, Turner Andrew, Moss Sue, Peto Julian   HPV testing in combination with liquid-based cytology in primary cervical screening (ARTISTIC): a randomised controlled trial The lancet oncology, 2009; 10(7): 672-82.
Jelks Andrea, Belkacemi Louiza, Han Guang, Chong Wei-Lin, Ross Michael G, Desai Mina   Paradoxical increase in maternal plasma leptin levels in food-restricted gestation: contribution by placental and adipose tissue Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), 2009; 16(7): 665-75.
Magee Thomas R, Han Guang, Cherian Bindu, Khorram Omid, Ross Michael G, Desai Mina   Down-regulation of transcription factor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor in programmed hepatic lipid dysregulation and inflammation in intrauterine growth-restricted offspring American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2008; 199(3): 271.e1-5.
Abdel-Hakeem Ahmed K, Henry Tasmia Q, Magee Thomas R, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G, Mansano Roy Z, Torday John S, Nast Cynthia C   Mechanisms of impaired nephrogenesis with fetal growth restriction: altered renal transcription and growth factor expression American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2008; 199(3): 252.e1-7.
McGrath Stephen M, Rana Durgesh N, Lynch Margaret, Desai Mina   Metastatic transitional cell carcinoma causing a unilateral pleural effusion: a case report Acta cytologica, 2008; 52(3): 351-3.
Yousheng Jia Cynthia C, Nguyen Tri, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   Programmed alterations in hypothalamic neuronal orexigenic responses to ghrelin following gestational nutrient restriction Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), 2008; 15(7): 702-9.
Desai Mina, Guang Han Mina, Ferelli Monica, Kallichanda Natash, Lane Robert H   Programmed upregulation of adipogenic transcription factors in intrauterine growth-restricted offspring Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), 2008; 15(8): 785-96.
Probyn Megan E, Stacy Victoria, Desai Mina, Ross Michael, Harding Richard   Spontaneously occurring differences in fetal weight do not affect blood pressure, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis or the renin-angiotensin system in the late-gestation ovine fetus Reproduction, fertility, and development, 2008; 20(4): 451-9.
De Matteo Robert, Stacy Victoria, Probyn Megan, Desai Mina, Ross Michael, Harding Richard   The perinatal development of arterial pressure in sheep: effects of low birth weight due to twinning Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), 2008; 15(1): 66-74.
Mansano Roy, Desai Mina, Garg Ambica, Choi Gyu Yeon, Ross Michael G   Enhanced nephrogenesis in offspring of water-restricted rat dams American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2007; 196(5): 480.e1-6.
Choi Gyu Yeon, Tosh Darran N, Garg Ambica, Mansano Roy, Ross Michael G, Desai Mina   Gender-specific programmed hepatic lipid dysregulation in intrauterine growth-restricted offspring American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2007; 196(5): 477.e1-7.
Ross Michael G, Desai Mina, Khorram Omid, McKnight Robert A, Lane Robert H, Torday John   Gestational programming of offspring obesity: a potential contributor to Alzheimer's disease Current Alzheimer research, 2007; 4(2): 213-7.
Khorram Omid, Momeni Mazdak, Ferrini Monica, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   In utero undernutrition in rats induces increased vascular smooth muscle content in the offspring American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2007; 196(5): 486.e1-8.
Khorram Omid, Khorram Naseem, Momeni Mazdak, Han Guang, Halem Jennifer, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   Maternal undernutrition inhibits angiogenesis in the offspring: a potential mechanism of programmed hypertension American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 2007; 293(2): R745-53.
Khorram Omid, Momeni Mazdak, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   Nutrient restriction in utero induces remodeling of the vascular extracellular matrix in rat offspring Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), 2007; 14(1): 73-80.
Desai Mina, Gayle Dave, Han Guang, Ross Michael G   Programmed hyperphagia due to reduced anorexigenic mechanisms in intrauterine growth-restricted offspring Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), 2007; 14(4): 329-37.
Desai Mina, Babu Jooby, Ross Michael G   Programmed metabolic syndrome: prenatal undernutrition and postweaning overnutrition American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 2007; 293(6): R2306-14.
Desai Mina, Gayle Dave, Babu Jooby, Ross Michael G   The timing of nutrient restriction during rat pregnancy/lactation alters metabolic syndrome phenotype American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2007; 196(6): 555.e1-7.
Gayle Dave A, Desai Mina, Casillas Ederlen, Beloosesky Ron, Ross Michael G   Gender-specific orexigenic and anorexigenic mechanisms in rats Life sciences, 2006; 79(16): 1531-6.
Novak Donald A, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   Gestational programming of offspring obesity/hypertension The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 2006; 19(10): 591-9.
Beloosesky Ron, Gayle Dave A, Amidi Fataneh, Nunez Sonia E, Babu Jooby, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   N-acetyl-cysteine suppresses amniotic fluid and placenta inflammatory cytokine responses to lipopolysaccharide in rats American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2006; 194(1): 268-73.
Kujan Omar, Desai Mina, Sargent Alexandra, Bailey Andrew, Turner Andrew, Sloan Philip   Potential applications of oral brush cytology with liquid-based technology: results from a cohort of normal oral mucosa Oral oncology, 2006; 42(8): 810-8.
Desai Mina, Gayle Dave, Kallichanda Nathash, Ross Michael G   Gender specificity of programmed plasma hypertonicity and hemoconcentration in adult offspring of water-restricted rat dams Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, 2005; 12(6): 409-15.
Ross Michael G, Desai Mina   Gestational programming: population survival effects of drought and famine during pregnancy American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 2005; 288(1): R25-33.
Desai Mina, Gayle Dave, Babu Jooby, Ross Michael G   Permanent reduction in heart and kidney organ growth in offspring of undernourished rat dams American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2005; 193(3 Pt 2): 1224-32.
Ross Michael G, Desai Mina, Guerra Catalina, Wang Shengbiao   Prenatal programming of hypernatremia and hypertension in neonatal lambs American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 2005; 288(1): R97-103.
Desai Mina, Gayle Dave, Babu Jooby, Ross Michael G   Programmed obesity in intrauterine growth-restricted newborns: modulation by newborn nutrition American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 2005; 288(1): R91-6.
Ross Michael G, Desai Mina, Guerra Catalina, Wang Shengbiao   Programmed syndrome of hypernatremic hypertension in ovine twin lambs American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2005; 192(4): 1196-204.
Desai Mina, Guerra Catalina, Wang Shengbiao, Ross Michael G   Protective effect of prenatal water restriction on offspring cardiovascular homeostasis in response to hemorrhage American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 2005; 288(6): H2659-65.
Beall Marie H, El Haddad Mostafa, Gayle Dave, Desai Mina, Ross Michael G   Adult obesity as a consequence of in utero programming Clinical obstetrics and gynecology, 2004; 47(4): 957-66; discussion 980-1.
Gayle Dave A, Beloosesky Ron, Desai Mina, Amidi Fataneh, Nuñez Sonia E, Ross Michael G   Maternal LPS induces cytokines in the amniotic fluid and corticotropin releasing hormone in the fetal rat brain American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 2004; 286(6): R1024-9.
Desai Mina, Xu Zhice, Guerra Catalina, Kallichanda Nathash, Ross Michael G   Maternal DDAVP-induced hyponatremia preserves fetal urine flow during acute fetal hemorrhage American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 2003; 285(2): R373-9.
Ladella Subhashini J, Desai Mina, Cho Yong, Ross Michael G   Maternal plasma hypertonicity is accentuated in the postterm rat American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 2003; 189(5): 1439-44.
Desai Mina, Guerra Catalina, Wang Shengbiao, Ross Michael G   Programming of hypertonicity in neonatal lambs: resetting of the threshold for vasopressin secretion Endocrinology, 2003; 144(10): 4332-7.
Ross Michael G, El-Haddad Mostafa, DeSai Mina, Gayle Dave, Beall Marie H   Unopposed orexic pathways in the developing fetus Physiology & behavior, 2003; 79(1): 79-88.

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