Research Interests

Ovary Biology

Miranda Bernhardt

Animal Production Core; Director Center for Reproductive Biology

Room: Biotechnology Life Sciences 302C
Phone: 509-335-8158

Miranda Bernhardt


Select Publications
  • Bernhardt ML, Padilla-Banks E, Stein P, Zhang Y, Williams CJ. (2017) Store-operated Ca2+ entry is not required for fertilization-induced Ca2+ signaling in mouse eggs. Cell Calcium. 65:63-72. doi: 10.1016/j.ceca.2017.02.004. Epub 2017 Feb 11. PMID: 28222911 PMCID: PMC5461193 Article
  • Bernhardt ML, Zhang Y, Erxleben CF, Padilla-Banks E, McDonough CE, Miao YL, Armstrong DL, Williams CJ. (2015) CaV3.2 T-type channels mediate Ca²⁺ entry during oocyte maturation and following fertilization. J Cell Sci. 128(23):4442-52. doi: 10.1242/jcs.180026. Epub 2015 Oct 19. PMID: 26483387 PMCID: PMC4712821 Article
  • Bernhardt ML, Lowther KM, Padilla-Banks E, McDonough CE, Lee KN, Evsikov AV, Uliasz TF, Chidiac P, Williams CJ, Mehlmann LM. (2015) Regulator of G-protein signaling 2 (RGS2) suppresses premature calcium release in mouse eggs. Development 142(15):2633-40. doi: 10.1242/dev.121707. Epub 2015 Jul 9. PMID: 26160904 PMCID: PMC4529029 Article
  • Bernhardt ML, Kong BY, Kim AM, O'Halloran TV, Woodruff TK. (2012) A zinc-dependent mechanism regulates meiotic progression in mammalian oocytes. Biol Reprod. 86(4):114. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.111.097253. Print 2012 Apr. PMID: 22302686 PMCID: PMC3338659 Article
  • Kim AM, Bernhardt ML, Kong BY, Ahn RW, Vogt S, Woodruff TK, O'Halloran TV. (2011) Zinc sparks are triggered by fertilization and facilitate cell cycle resumption in mammalian eggs. ACS Chem Biol. 6(7):716-23. doi: 10.1021/cb200084y. Epub 2011 Apr 28. PMID: 21526836 PMCID: PMC3171139 Article
  • Bernhardt ML, Kim AM, O'Halloran TV, Woodruff TK. (2011)  Zinc requirement during meiosis I-meiosis II transition in mouse oocytes is independent of the Mos-MAPK pathway Biol Reprod. 84(3):526-36. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.110.086488. Epub 2010 Nov 10. PMID: 21076080 PMCID: PMC304313 Article
  • Weiss J, Bernhardt ML, Laronda MM, Hurley LA, Glidewell-Kenney C, Pillai S, Tong M, Korach KS, Jameson JL. (2008) Estrogen actions in the male reproductive system involve ERE-independent pathways. Endocrinology. 149(12):6198-206. doi: 10.1210/en.2008-0122. Epub 2008 Aug 21. PMID: 18719025 PMCID: PMC2613049 Article
  • Roberts KP, Ensrud-Bowlin KM, Piehl LB, Parent KR, Bernhardt ML, Hamilton DW. (2008) Association of the Protein D and Protein E forms of rat CRISP1 with epididymal sperm. Biol Reprod. 79(6):1046-53. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.108.070664. Epub 2008 Aug 13. PMID: 18703418 PMCID: PMC2844498 Article