PhD Candidate, LSU Vet Med
DVM, Universadade Federal de Minas Gerais School of Veterinary Medicine (Brazil)
Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists
Comparative placentation and pregnancy adverse outcomes, with focus on cellular signaling at the maternal-fetal interface
Comparative theriogenology and reproductive physiology
Awards & Honors
2022, Cell & Molecular Physiology Steven M. Horvath Research Recognition Award
2021, Theriogenology Conference Dr. Jerry Rains Memorial Abstract Competition (First Place)
2021, Physiological Reports Research Award in Endocrinology and Metabolism
2016, Theriogenology Conference Dr. Jerry Rains Memorial Abstract Competition (Fourth Place)
2013, Theriogenology Conference Student Case Presentation (First Place)
2012, Kansas State University Academic Semester Honors
2010, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Scientific Abstract of Academic Relevance
Gomes VCL, Sones JL. From Inhibition of Trophoblast Cell Invasion to Pro-apoptosis: What are the Potential Roles of Kisspeptins in Preeclampsia? Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. Jul 2021: 321(1), R41-R48. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00258.2020.
Gomes VCL, Aguiar LH, Bray B, McCauley C, Langohr IM, Pinto CR. Ovarian epithelial inclusion cysts in a mare. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2021 2021 Apr 1;258(7):713-716. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.258.7.713
Gomes VCl, Del Piero F, Langohr IM, de Aguiar LH, Anderson A, Sones JL, Pinto CR. Equine focal mucopurulent placentitis associated with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Equine Veterinary Education. 2020 Sep 33(9):e292-e297. https://doi.org/10.1111/eve.13310
Beckers KF, Gomes VCL, Crissman KJR, Liu CC, Del Piero F, Sones JL. Cardiometabolic phenotypic differences in male offspring born to obese preeclamptic-like BPH/5 mice. Front Pediatr. Sept 22, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2021.636143
de Aguiar LH, Gomes VCL, Paul L, Andrews F, Chaffin MK, Sones JL. Renal Failure in a Pregnant Mare: A case report. Equine Vet Educ. Dec 16, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/eve.13428
Mak CK, Sasaki E, Bauer RW, de Aguiar LH, Gomes VCL, Sones JL, Pinto CR. Theriogenology question of the month: Subinvolution of placental sites. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Dec 1, 2020: 257 (11), 1129 – 1132. https://doi:10.2460/javma.2020.257.11.1129
Olson KN, Reijnders D, Gomes VCL, Hebert RC, Liu CC, Redman LM, Douglas NC, Sones JL. Complement in Reproductive White Adipose Tissue Characterizes the Obese Preeclamptic-like BPH/5 Mouse Prior to and During Pregnancy. Biology. Sep 2020: 9 (9), 304. https://doi.org/10.3390/biology9090304.
Bray B, Gomes V, Cruz-Sanabria J, Knott L, Mirza MH, McCauley C, Leise B, Sones JL. Colonic displacements and uterine artery hemorrhage in two post-partum mares. Clinical Theriogenology. June 2020: 12 (2), 139 – 147.
Coyle J, Ferrer M, Fishman H, Eaton E, Gomes V. Side effects and occupational risks of using intrauterine kerosene in a mare. Clinical Theriogenology. March 2017: 9 (1), 97 - 104.
LSU Charles V. Cusimano Equine Health Studies Program. “Transcriptomic analysis of equine endometrial cups: molecular mechanisms underlying development and degeneration.” $6,000.00.
LSU SVM Veterinary Clinical Sciences CORP Grant. “Uteroplacental Kiss1/Kiss1r Protein Expression and Co-expression of Estrogen Receptors in Preeclampsia: Longitudinal Studies Using the BPH/5 Mouse.” $4,000.00.
Theriogenology Foundation Research Grant. “Kisspeptins as Pro-apoptotic Mediators during Equine Endometrial Cup Demise.” $5,000.00.
LSU SVM Veterinary Clinical Sciences CORP Grant. “Effects of kisspeptin-10 on in vitro migration and secretory activity of invasive equine chorionic girdle trophoblast cells.” $4,000.00.
LSU Charles V. Cusimano Equine Health Studies Program. “Expression of Kisspeptin (kiss1) and Kisspeptin Receptor (kiss1r) by the Invasive Equine Chorionic Girdle Trophoblast Cells and the Endometrial Cups.” $2,500.00