Oliver Putz, Ph.D.

 

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EDUCATION

11/98 - current:  University of Illinois at Chicago, USA: Postdoctoral Associate

4/96 - 11/98:  Free University of Berlin, Germany: Doktor der Naturwissenschaften (Ph.D. in Biology; Summa cum laude)

Schering AG, Berlin, Germany: Research for Doktorarbeit (Ph.D. project) under the supervision of Drs. U.-F. Habenicht (Schering AG, Berlin), D. Ganten (Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine, Free University of Berlin), and O. Costerousse (Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine)

6/95 - 10/95:  Boston University, USA: Ph.D. project on elasmobranch reproductive endocrinology and additional elasmobranch toxicological studies at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, ME

5/92 - 3/94:  Free University of Berlin, Germany: Diplombiologe (Equivalent to Master of Science in Biology; Summa cum laude)

1/93 - 12/93Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Fort Pierce, Florida: Research for Diplomarbeit (Master’s Thesis) under the supervision of R. Grant Gilmore, Ph.D (Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution) and Prof. Dr. Burkhardt Schricker (Free University of Berlin)

5/88 - 2/92:  Free University of Berlin, Germany: Vordiplom (Equivalent to Bachelor of Science; Magna cum laude)

PUBLICATIONS

1995  I.P. Callard; O. Putz; M. Paolucci and T.J. Koob. Elasmobranch reproductive life-histories: endocrine correlates and evolution. Proce. 5th Intl. Symp. Reprod. Physiol. Fishes: 204 - 208.

1999  O. Putz; O. Costerousse; M. Paul; D. Ganten and U.-F. Habenicht. Somatic and male germinal angiotensin I-converting enzyme are differentially regulated in the male reproductive tract of the rat (in preparation).

1999  O. Putz; O. Costerousse; M. Paul; D. Ganten and U.-F. Habenicht. Localization and activity of male germinal angiotensin I-converting enzyme on extratesticular sperm cells (in preparation).

1999  O. Putz; O. Costerousse; M. Paul; D. Ganten and U.-F. Habenicht. The role of angiotensin I-converting enzyme for reproduction (in preparation).

2001  Prins GS, Birch L, Habermann H, Chang WC, Tebeau C, Putz O, Bieberich C: Influence of neonatal estrogens on rat prostate development. Reprod Fertil Dev 13:241-252.

2001  Putz O, Kim S, Schwartz, R Cooper, G LeBlanc, Prins GS: Neonatal low- and high-dose exposure to estradiol benzoate in the male rat: I. Effects on the prostate gland. Biology of Reproduction 65:1496-1505.

2001  Putz O, Schwartz, Kim S, G LeBlanc, R Cooper, Prins GS: Neonatal low- and high-dose exposure to estradiol benzoate in the male rat: II. Effects on male puberty and the reproductive tract. Biology of Reproduction 65:1506-1517.

2003  Gilleran JP, Putz O, DeJong M, DeJong S, Birch L, Pu YB, Huang L, Prins GS: The role of prolactin in the prostatic inflammatory response to neonatal estrogen. Endocrinology 144(5):2046-2054.

CHAPTERS

2002  Putz O and Prins GS: Prostate gland development and estrogenic imprinting. In: Steroid Hormones and Cell Cycle Regulation. Ed: K Burnstein, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA, pg 73-89.

ABSTRACTS

1996  M.T. Rie; O. Putz; R.W. Gensmer and I.P. Callard. Cadmium: distribution and impact on reproduction in the little skate, Raja erinacea. Biol. Reprod. 54 (Suppl. 1): 184.

1998  O. Putz; O. Costerousse; M. Paul; D. Ganten and U.-F. Habenicht. Somatic and male germinal angiotensin I-converting enzyme are differentially regulated in the male reproductive tract. Biol. Reprod. 58 (Suppl. 1): 115.

1998  O. Putz; O. Costerousse; M. Paul; D. Ganten and U.-F. Habenicht. Localization and activity of male germinal angiotensin I-converting enzyme on extratesticular sperm cells. 8th International Symposium On Spermatology, Montreal, Canada, August 17 - 22.

1999  O. Putz; C. Schwartz; S. Kim; L. Birch and G. Prins. Prostatic growth response to neonatal exposure of nonylphenol. Keystone Symposium on Endocrine Disruptors, Granlibakken Resort, California, USA, January 31 - February 5.

1999  O. Putz; O. Costerousse; M. Paul; D. Ganten and U.-F. Habenicht. Regulation, localization and activity of male germinal and somatic angiotensin I-converting enzyme in the male reproductive tract. Exp. Clin. Endocrinol. Diabetes 107 (Suppl. 1): S61.

2000  O. Putz, C. Schwartz, S. Kim, G.A. LeBlanc, R.L. Cooper, G.S. Prins. Prostatic growth response to neonatal exposure to different concentrations of 4-nonylphenol and estradiol benzoate. Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Endocrine Disruptors, Plymouth State College, New Hampshire, June 18 –23.

2000  Sabharwal, V, Putz, O, Prins GS: Neonatal estrogen exposure induces progesterone receptor expression in the developing prostate gland. American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, J Urology 163:97, 2000, Atlanta, GA, April 29-May 4.

2000  Putz O, Schwartz C, LeBlanc GA, Cooper RL, Prins GS: Prostatic growth response in sprague-Dawley and Fischer 344 rats to neonatal exposure to different concentrations of estradiol benzoate. Bisphenol A Workshop, Berlin, Germany, Nov 18-20.

2002  Gilleran J, Putz O, Prins GS: The role of prolactin in neonatal estrogen imprinting of the rat prostate. Society for Basic Urologic Research Fall Meeting, Tucson, AZ, Dec 2-5.

2003  Gilleran J, Putz O, Prins GS: Prostatitis induced by early estrogenic exposure in the rat is partially blocked by prolactin suppression. J Urol Suppl 169: p280, American Urologic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 25-30.

PRESENTATIONS

12/97:  Presentation at the College de France, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM), Paris, France, on invitation of Dr. Jean-Marie Gasc

4/98:  Presentation at the Institute for Hormone and Fertility Research, Universitaet Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, on invitation of Dr. Amal K. Mukhopadhyay

Previous or Present Funding and Fellowships

4/96 - 11/96:  Research Fellowship of Schering AG, Berlin, Germany, for Ph.D. project

9/95:  Teaching Fellowship of Boston University

EXPERIENCE

9/95:  Boston University: Teaching Fellow

9/90 - 9/91:  Free University Berlin: Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Genetics (Population Genetics)

3/89 - 9/89:  Zoological Garden Berlin (Aquarium): Internship

Activities

12/90:  American Elasmobranch Society (Member)

1/91:  American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (Member)

1/94:  IUCN Shark Specialist Group (Member)

Languages

German:  Fluent

English:  Fluent

Russian:  Beginners


Oliver Putz, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Urology; M/C 955

820 S. Wood Street

Chicago, IL  60612-7310

(312) 413 - 7771    Voice Number

(312) 996 - 9649    Fax Number

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