Baldridge Lab

Biological Chemistry

University of Michigan Medical School

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Jenn Russ

Jenn Russ, BSc

Graduate Student

Location: 3200 MSRB3
Lab Phone: (734) 936-3440

Jenn was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2018 with a BS in Biochemistry and Minor in Business Administration. During that time, she worked under Dr. Gerrit Bouma studying mechanisms of androgen signaling. Her post-baccalaureate research was conducted under Dr. Mandy Katz-Jaffe at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine. In March 2022, Jenn joined the Baldridge lab and the Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan where she is now focused on the degradation of integral membrane ERAD substrates.

Awards and Honors

  • Halvor and Mary Christensen Award - University of Michigan Medical School Department of Biological Chemistry (2023)
  • Michigan Predoctoral Genetics Training Program (2022-2024)


Deep mutational scanning highlights a role for cytosolic regions in Hrd1 function.

Peterson BG, Hwang J, Russ JE, Schroeder JW, Freddolino PL, Baldridge RD

Cell Reports, 2023, 42 (11), 113451

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Spatially resolved transcriptomic profiling of ovarian aging in mice.

Russ JE, Haywood ME, Lane SL, Schoolcraft WB, Katz-Jaffe MG

IScience, 2022, 25 (8), 104819

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Increased Systemic Antioxidant Power Ameliorates the Aging-Related Reduction in Oocyte Competence in Mice.

Lane SL, Parks JC, Russ JE, Khan SA, Schoolcraft WB, Yuan Y, Katz-Jaffe MG

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021, 22 (23)

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Obesity significantly alters the human sperm proteome, with potential implications for fertility.

Pini T, Parks J, Russ J, Dzieciatkowska M, Hansen KC, Schoolcraft WB, Katz-Jaffe M

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 2020, 37 (4), 777-787

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HMGA2 is regulated by LIN28 and BRCA1 in human placental cells.

West RC, McWhorter ES, Ali A, Goetzman LN, Russ JE, Gonzalez-Berrios CL, Anthony RV, Bouma GJ, Winger QA

Biology of Reproduction, 2019, 100 (1), 227-238

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LIN28B regulates androgen receptor in human trophoblast cells through Let-7c.

McWhorter ES, West RC, Russ JE, Ali A, Winger QA, Bouma GJ

Molecular Reproduction and Development, 2019, 86 (9), 1086-1093

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BRCA1 regulates HMGA2 levels in the Swan71 trophoblast cell line.

West RC, Russ JE, Bouma GJ, Winger QA

Molecular Reproduction and Development, 2019, 86 (11), 1663-1670

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Androgen and estrogen receptors in placental physiology and dysfunction.

McWhorter ES, Russ JE, Winger QA, Bouma GJ.

Front Biol, 2018, 13 (5), 315-326