Jeffrey V. May, PhD

Jeffrey May

Jeffrey V. May, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Office: 438 Hubbard Hall
Lab: 437 Hubbard Hall
Phone: (316) 978-6177
Fax: (316) 378-3772

Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine-Wichita, University of Kansas Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas

Professional Experience
Research Interests
Current Grant Activity
Current Publications
Honors and Other Activities
Courses Previously Taught


University of Maine B.S. 1970 Biochemistry
University of Rhode Island Ph.D. 1979 Biochemistry
Duke University Medical Center Postdoctoral Fellowship 1979 - 1982 Reproductive Biology

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Professional Experience

2002 - 2009 Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2002 - 2004 Executive Director, H.L. Snyder Medical Research Institute, Winfield, KS
1993 - 2002 Scientific Director, The Women's Research Institute, Wichita, KS
1987 - 2002 Senior Scientist, The Women's Research Institute, Wichita, KS
1991 - 2002 Associate Professor, Dept. of Ob/Gyn, Un. of KS School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS
1995 - 2002 Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1988 - 1997 Director, Assisted Reproductive Technology Lab, The Center for Reproductive Medicine, Univ. of KS School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS
1987 - 1991 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ob/Gyn, Univ. of KS School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS
1982 - 1987 Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn (non-tenure track) and Assistant Professor of Physiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

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Research Interests

I am a mammalian reproductive biologist with a fundamental interest in ovarian function. This includes: the mechanisms underlying folliculogenesis focusing on the role of somatic cells in regulating this process; factors governing early embryo development; clinical infertility; and ovarian cancer. I am part of a NIH-funded Program Project investigating the differential activity and function of human FSH glycoforms upon reproductive function and how these glycoforms change as a function of age. Numerous techniques are utilized to address the above research areas including primary cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, and morphological analysis.

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Current Grant Activity

Grant #: 5P01-AG029531-02
[NIH, NIA] (Bousfield, PI)
04/01/09 - 02/28/14 Title: The Aging Pituitary/Gonadal Axis $6,622,855
/5 yr
Roles: Co-Leader, Core A-Administrative Core
Leader, Core B - FSH Preparation, Purification and Analysis Laboratory
Grant #:
[NCRR] (Hendry, PI)
07/01/10 - 06/30/11 Title: Wichita State University Combined Core Facility Renovation Project $2,109,094
/2 yr.
Role: Grant Proposal Author & Project Manager. The application was organizae and written entirely by Dr. May who is responsible for progress and completion of the project.
K-INBRE Core Facility Grant 05/01/11 - 04/30/12 Title: WSU P01 Core Lab Roller Bottle Incubator $18,557 Role: Principal Investigator
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Current Publications

  1. Jiang, C, Hou, X, Bousfield, G, May, JV, Butnev, V, Roy, S, Davis, JS (2014). Role of glycosylation in FSH signaling in ovarian cells. In Preparation for sumission to Mol Endocrinology.
  2. Davis, JS, Kumar, R, May, JV, Bousfield, GR (2104) Naturally Occurring Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Glycosylation Variants. J. Glycomics Lipodomics 4:1-5.
  3. Bousfield GR, Butnev, VY, Butnev, VY, Hiromasa, Y, Harvey, DJ, May, JV (2014) Hypoglycosylated human follicle-stimulating hormone (hFSH21/18) is much more active in vitro than fully glycosylated hFSH (hFSH24). Mol Cell Endocrinol 382: 989-997.
  4. Alwis, ID, Maroni, DM, Hendry, IR, Roy, SK, May, JV, Leavitt, WW, Hendry WJ. (2011) Evidence In the hamster that neonatal diethylstilbestrol exposure disrupts ovarian structure/function via both direct and indirect mechanisms. Under revision for publication in Reproductive Toxicology.
  5. Jiang, C, Hou, X, Bousfield, G, May, JV, Butnev, V, Roy, S, Davis, JS (2012). Role of glycosylation in FSH signaling in ovarian cells. In Preparation for submission to Endocrinology.
  6. Butnev, VY, May, JV, Davis, JS, Bousfield, GR (2012). Characterization of di- and tetra-glycosylated hFSH glycoform. In preparation for submission
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Honors and Other Activities

Kansas-IDEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE): Faculty Scholar Award, 3/1/2007
NIH Study Section- Regular, 4-year Membership:
Previous - RAG, 10/15/2008 – 6/30/2012, extended through 2013
Previous - REB , 09/12/1994-06/30/1998

NIH Ad Hoc Member: RAG, 6/25-26/2007; ICER, 10/5-6/2006; CMIR, 6/21-22/2004; REB, 06/02-04/2003, 10/04-06/1993; 6/23-23/1993; BCE, 05/10-12/1992

NIH Special Study Sections: Cooperative Specialized Infertility Research Center Program (U-54), NICHD, 4/8-11/1996; P-50 Site Visit Team DRG, NIH 9/28-30/1995; Special Emphasis Panel, NICHD, NIH, 4/24/1998; Special Emphasis Panel, CSR, NIH, SBIR/STTR Grant Review, 3/29-30/1999 and 11/15-16/1999, Special Emphasis Review Panel, K08 grant review, 7/31/2002.

NIH Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer: MABS, 3/2005, 10/2005, 10/2006; EMNR-A02M, 10/2005; BCE, 12/1989, 5/1991.

Grant Reviewer: USDA 04/1990, 05/1991; and NSF 09/19/90.

Editorial Board: Endocrinology 1993-1996; American Journal of Physiology (Endocrinology/Metabolism) 1995-1997, 1998-2002

Consultant: Food and Drug Administration, DHHS, Ob/Gyn Devices Panel, 1996-2004

High Complexity Clinical Lab Director (HCLD) The American Board of Bioanalysis, 1994-2000

Laboratory Inspector, Reproductive Accreditation Program, College of American Pathologists, 1993-1996

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Courses Taught Previously

BIOL 210 General Biology I
BIOL 420 Molecular Cell Biology
BIOL 526 Endocrinology
BIOL 540 Developmental Biology
BIOL 590 Immunobiology
BIOL 626/640 Reproductive Biology

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