Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
Lecturer

Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen

  • PhD, Molecular Genetics, University of Wollongong (UOW), NSW, and The James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom (2007-2011)
  • MRepMed, University of NSW (UNSW), Sydney (2012-2013)
  • BBiotech (Adv, Hons I), UOW, NSW (2002-2006)
medicine-health
Discip Obstetrics&Gynaecology

Dr Riepsamen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology within the School of Women’s & Children’s Health and Fertility & Research Centre at the University of NSW, Sydney. Prior to this, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Translational Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Group at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute from 2011-2014. Dr Riepsamen was awarded her PhD in Molecular Genetics in 2011, and Master in Reproductive Medicine in 2014.

Angelique is also the Scientific Representative of the Fertility & Research Centre at the Royal Hospital for Women, the Early Career Academic (ECA) Sub-Committee Representative for the School of Women’s and Children’s Health, Faculty of Medicine, the Chair of the Local Organising Committee for the Society of Reproductive Biology, and an Early Career Researcher (ECR) Mentor for both the UNSW Talented Student Project and Undergraduate Research Impact Symposium, and is an advocate for greater diversity and equity for women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine).

Phone
(02) 9385 3552
Location
Level 4E Wallace Wurth Building UNSW 2052

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen AH; Donoghoe MW; Baerwald A; Pankhurst MW; Lien S; Chong YH; Robertson DM; Ledger WL; Gilchrist RB, 2021, 'Exploratory analysis of serum concentrations of oocyte biomarkers growth differentiation factor 9 and bone morphogenetic protein 15 in ovulatory women across the menstrual cycle', Fertility and Sterility, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2021.02.001
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen AH; Donoghoe MW; Baerwald A; Pankhurst MW; Lien S; Chong YH; Robertson DM; Ledger WL; Gilchrist RB, 2021, 'Serum Concentrations of GDF9 and BMP15 Across the Menstrual Cycle', Journal of the Endocrine Society, vol. 5, pp. A734 - A735, http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvab048.1494
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Bertoldo MJ; Listijono DR; Ho WHJ; Riepsamen AH; Goss DM; Richani D; Jin XL; Mahbub S; Campbell JM; Habibalahi A; Loh WGN; Youngson NA; Maniam J; Wong ASA; Selesniemi K; Bustamante S; Li C; Zhao Y; Marinova MB; Kim LJ; Lau L; Wu RM; Mikolaizak AS; Araki T; Le Couteur DG; Turner N; Morris MJ; Walters KA; Goldys E; O'Neill C; Gilchrist RB; Sinclair DA; Homer HA; Wu LE, 2020, 'NAD+ Repletion Rescues Female Fertility during Reproductive Aging', Cell Reports, vol. 30, pp. 1670 - 1681.e7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2020.01.058
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Bertoldo MJ; Caldwell ASL; Riepsamen AH; Lin D; Gonzalez MB; Robker RL; Ledger WL; Gilchrist RB; Handelsman DJ; Walters KA, 2019, 'A hyperandrogenic environment causes intrinsic defects that are detrimental to follicular dynamics in a PCOS mouse model', Endocrinology, vol. 160, pp. 699 - 715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/en.2018-00966
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen AH; Chan K; Lien S; Sweeten P; Donoghoe MW; Walker G; Fraison EHJ; Stocker WA; Walton KL; Harrison CA; Ledger WL; Robertson DM; Gilchrist RB, 2019, 'Serum Concentrations of Oocyte-Secreted Factors BMP15 and GDF9 during IVF and in Women with Reproductive Pathologies', Endocrinology, vol. 160, pp. 2298 - 2313, http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/en.2019-00264
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Richani D; Lavea CF; Kanakkaparambil R; Riepsamen AH; Bertoldo MJ; Bustamante S; Gilchrist RB, 2019, 'Participation of the adenosine salvage pathway and cyclic AMP modulation in oocyte energy metabolism', Scientific Reports, vol. 9, pp. 18395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-54693-y
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Bromfield EG; Dowland SN; Dunleavy JEM; Dunning KR; Holland OJ; Houston BJ; Pankhurst MW; Richani D; Riepsamen AH; Rose R; Bertoldo MJ, 2019, 'Fifty years of reproductive biology in Australia: Highlights from the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB)', Reproduction, Fertility and Development, vol. 31, pp. 829 - 836, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RD18436
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Townsend ML; Riepsamen A; Georgiou C; Flood VM; Caputi P; Wright IM; Davis WS; Jones A; Larkin TA; Williamson MJ; Grenyer BFS, 2016, 'Longitudinal intergenerational birth cohort designs: A systematic review of Australian and New Zealand studies', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150491
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Marshall JK; Lindner P; Tait N; Maddocks T; Riepsamen A; Van Der Linden J, 2015, 'Intra-operative tissue oxygen tension is increased by local insufflation of humidified-warm CO2during open abdominal surgery in a rat model e0122838', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0122838
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen A; Wu L; Lau L; Listijono D; Ledger W; Sinclair DA; Homer H, 2015, 'Erratum: Nicotinamide impairs entry into and exit from meiosis I in mouse oocytes (PLoS ONE (2015) 10:5 (e0126194) DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0126194)', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0126194
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen A; Wu L; Lau L; Listijono D; Ledger W; Sinclair D; Homer H, 2015, 'Nicotinamide impairs entry into and exit from meiosis I in mouse oocytes', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130058
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Hoolahan AH; Blok VC; Gibson T; Dowton M, 2012, 'A comparison of three molecular markers for the identification of populations of globodera pallida', Journal of Nematology, vol. 44, pp. 7 - 17
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Hoolahan AH; Blok VC; Gibson T; Dowton M, 2012, 'Evidence of animal mtDNA recombination between divergent populations of the potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida', Genetica, vol. 140, pp. 19 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10709-012-9651-z
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen AH; Gibson T; Rowe J; Chitwood DJ; Subbotin SA; Dowton M, 2011, 'Poly(T) variation in heteroderid nematode mitochondrial genomes is predominantly an artefact of amplification', Journal of Molecular Evolution, vol. 72, pp. 182 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00239-010-9414-3
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Hoolahan AH; Blok VC; Gibson T; Dowton M, 2011, 'Paternal leakage of mitochondrial DNA in experimental crosses of populations of the potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida', Genetica, vol. 139, pp. 1509 - 1519, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10709-012-9650-0
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen AH; Blok VC; Phillips M; Gibson T; Dowton M, 2008, 'Poly(T) variation within mitochondrial protein-coding genes in Globodera (Nematoda: Heteroderidae)', Journal of Molecular Evolution, vol. 66, pp. 197 - 209, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00239-007-9064-2
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen A; Listijono D; Kalani S; Cooke S; Ledger W; Wu L; Sinclair D, 2019, 'Sirtuins are required for forming fertilization-ready eggs', in BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 40 - 40, presented at Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 10 April 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.13368
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen A; Gilchrist R; Ledger W, 2019, 'Oocyte-secreted serum biomarkers and reproductive potential in women', in Oocyte-secreted serum biomarkers and reproductive potential in women, Oxford University Press, Vienna, pp. i21 - i21, presented at 35th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Vienna, 23 June 2019 - 26 June 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/34.Supplement_1.1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen A; Chan K; Lien S; Sweeten P; Walker G; Fraison E; Stocker W; Walton K; Harrison C; Ledger W; Robertson D; Gilchrist R, 2019, 'SAT-195 Oocyte-Secreted Factors GDF9 and BMP15 Measured in Serum Correlate with Reproductive Potential in Women', in Journal of the Endocrine Society, The Endocrine Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/js.2019-sat-195
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen A, 2019, 'Insufflation of warm, humidified CO2during openabdominal surgery reduces loss of peritoneal mesotheliumand increases sub-peritoneal tissue oxygen tension in a ratmode', in 9th European Colorectal Congress, Switzerland, pp. 4 - 37, presented at European Colorectal Congress. Spotlight on the colon., Switzerland, 01 December 2019 - 05 December 2019, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/codi.12640
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen A, 2017, 'Serum levels of the oocyte-secreted factors GDF9 and BMP15 are associated with reproductive potential in women', in 33rd Annual Meeting of the European-Society-of-Human-Reproduction-and-Embryology (ESHRE), Oxford University Press, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 105 - 105, presented at 33rd Annual Meeting of the European-Society-of-Human-Reproduction-and-Embryology (ESHRE), Geneva, Switzerland, 02 July 2017 - 05 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/32.supplement_1.1
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen A; Listijono D; Ledger W; Wu L; Sinclair D; Homer H, 2015, 'Inhibition of sirtuin activity and impaired synthesis of the sirtuin NAD plus co-factor disrupts oocyte meiotic maturation', in HUMAN REPRODUCTION, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Lisbon, PORTUGAL, pp. 309 - 309, presented at 31st Annual Meeting of the European-Society-of-Human-Reproduction-and-Embryology (ESHRE), Lisbon, PORTUGAL, 14 June 2015 - 17 June 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000359740302106&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Homer H; Riepsamen A; Wu LE; Sinclair D, 2015, 'Sirt2-mediated BubR1 regulation promotes oocyte maturation', in HUMAN REPRODUCTION, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Lisbon, PORTUGAL, pp. 11 - 11, presented at 31st Annual Meeting of the European-Society-of-Human-Reproduction-and-Embryology (ESHRE), Lisbon, PORTUGAL, 14 June 2015 - 17 June 2015, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000359740300024&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Dr Angelique Helena Villafana-Riepsamen
    Riepsamen A, 2014, 'Insufflation of warm, humidified CO2 during open abdominal surgery reduces loss of peritoneal mesothelium and increases sub-peritoneal tissue oxygen tension in a rat model', in Tripartite Colorectal Meeting 2014, Wiley, Birmingham, Vol. 16, presented at Tripartite, Birmingham, 30 June 2014 - 30 June 2014, https://www.acpgbi.org.uk/resources/insufflation-warm-humidified-co2-open-abdominal-surgery-reduces-loss-peritoneal-mesothelium-increases-sub-peritoneal-tissue-oxygen-tension-rat-model/

Awards

  • Presidential Poster Award for Best Reproductive Endocrinology poster at ENDO2019, USA, 2019
  • FSA-ESHRE Exchange Award for Best Scientific Presentation the FSA Scientific Meeting, 2018
  • School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW Postgraduate Teaching Award – Highly Commended, 2018 & 2016
  • Early Career Researcher Travel Award, SWCH, University of New South Wales, 2015
  • Hudson Institute of Medical Research 'Award for Excellence' Nominated finalist for best Mid-Career Researcher poster at the Society for Reproductive Biology Annual Meeting, 2015
  • International Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction’s Best Oral Free Communication, 2014

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