Jennifer Sones

Jennifer Sones

Associate Professor of Theriogenology

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803




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PhD, Cornell University, 2014

DVM, Louisiana State University, 2008

BS, Louisiana State University, 2004


Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists

Research Interest

Comparative pregnancy physiology

Preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction

Equine placentitis 

Teaching Interest

Equine, canine, and feline reproductive physiology

Equine pregnancy pathology

Reproductive Genomics and Molecular biology 

Clinical Interest

Equine maternal fetal medicine

Canine breeding management and parturition  

Awards & Honors

2021, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll

2020, Forty Under 40

2020, 2020 Zoetis Research Award

2020, APS Endocrinology & Metabolism New Investigator Award

2020, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll 

2019, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll

2018, Stephanie Watts Career Development Award

2018, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll

2017, Theriogenology Foundation New Faculty Travel Grant

2017, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll

2014, Best of American Heart Association Specialty Conferences Award

2014, Best of American Heart Association Specialty Conferences Award

2014, Invited speaker, NIH/NICHD Health Equity Seminar

2014, New Investigator Travel Award

2014, John and Joyce Wootton Fund Award for Graduate Education in Physiology

2014, Dr. Caroline Coffey Memorial Travel Award

2014, Data Diuresis Featured Abstract

2013, 3rd place oral presentation, 12th Annual Biological & Biomedical Sciences Symposium

2012, DVM Graduate Research Assistantship

2008, Equine Medicine & Surgery Proficiency Award

2007, Scholarship Award

2006, 2nd place poster presentation

2006, Equine Health Studies Program Scholarship Award

2006, Havemeyer Foundation Fellowship

2005, Equine Health Studies Program Scholarship Award

2005, Merck Merial Summer Scholarship

2003, 1st place poster presentation 


Genotypic analysis of the female BPH/5 mouse, a model of superimposed preeclampsia, Sones, Jennifer; Yarborough, C.; O'Besso, V.; Lemenze, A.; Douglas, N., 2021, PloS one , Volume: 16, Number: 7, Pages: e0253453

Maternal cold exposure induces distinct transcriptome changes in the placenta and fetal brown adipose tissue in mice, Ghosh, S.; Park, C.; Lee, J.; Lee, N.; Zhang, R.; Huesing, C.; Reijnders, D.; Sones, Jennifer; Münzberg, H.; Redman, L.; Chang, J., 2021, BMC genomics , Volume: 22, Number: 1, Pages: 500-021-07825-6

Renal failure in a pregnant mare: A case report, de Aguiar, Luis; Gomes, Viviane; Paul, Linda; Andrews, Frank; Chaffin, Morgan; Sones, Jennifer, 2020, Equine Veterinary Education

Theriogenology Question of the Month "Subinvolution of placental sites in a dog", Mak, C.; Sasaki, E.; Bauer, Rudy; H. de Aguiar, L.; Gomes, Viviane; Sones, Jennifer; Pinto, Carlos, 2020, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 257, Number: 11, Pages: 1129-1132

Equine focal mucopurulent placentitis associated with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Gomes, Viviane; Del Piero, Fabio; Langohr, Ingeborg; Aguiar, Luis; Anderson, Amanda ; Sones, Jennifer; Pinto, Carlos, 2020, Equine Veterinary Education , Volume: 33, Number: 9, Pages: e292-e297

Maternal microbiome and the hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, preeclampsia, Beckers, Kalie; Sones, Jennifer, 2019, American journal of physiology.Heart and circulatory physiology

Role for the mammalian female reproductive tract microbiome in pregnancy outcomes, Heil, B.; Paccamonti, Dale; Sones, Jennifer, 2019, Physiological genomics , Volume: 51, Number: 8, Pages: 390-399

Conditional loss of ERK1 and ERK2 results in abnormal placentation and delayed parturition in the mouse, Brown, J.; Sones, Jennifer; Angulo, C.; Abbott, K.; Miller, A.; Boehm, U.; Roberson, M., 2019, Scientific reports , Volume: 9, Number: 1, Pages: 9641-019-45997-0

Dyslipidemia and the role of the adipose tissue in early pregnancy in the BPH/5 mouse model for preeclampsia, Reijnders, D.; Olson, K.; Liu, C.; Beckers, K.; Ghosh, S.; Redman, L.; Sones, Jennifer, 2019, American journal of physiology.Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology

Embryos and endometrium collected on day 8 of induced aluteal cycles in the mare exhibit altered gene expression, Leisinger, Chelsey; Klein, Claudia; Markle, Mariah; Premanandan, Christopher; Sones, Jennifer; Pinto, Carlos; Paccamonti, Dale, 2019, Theriogenology , Volume: 128, Pages: 81-90 

Grant Funding

Attenuation of maternal obesity in BPH/5 preeclamptic mice prevents cardiometabolic risk in female offspring, National Institutes of Health, Administrative Supplement for Research on Women’s Health in the IDeA States, $267,000.00

Defining the hepatic metabolic and inflammatory transcriptional markers of mid to late-gestation in BPH/5 and C57Bl/6 mice, VCS CORP, $4,000.00

Investigating the fecal microbiome of offspring in a sex-dependent manner in the BPH/5 preeclamptic-like model , VCS CORP, $4,000.00

Uteroplacental Kiss1/Kiss1r Protein Expression and Co-Expression of Estrogen Receptors in Preeclampsia: Longitudinal Studies using the BPH/5 Mouse, VCS CORP, $4,000.00

The Effects of Intrauterine Ceftiofur on the Equine Uterine Microbiome, 2020 Equine Health Studies Program, $5,000.00

Kisspeptins as pro-apoptotic mediators during equine endometrial cup demise, Theriogenology Foundation, $5,000.00

Metabolic Basis of Disease , National Institutes of Health COBRE, $666,000.00

Characterization of the placental microbiome in the obese preeclamptic-like BPH/5 mouse , 2019 SVM CORP, $10,000.00

Benefits of progesterone: missing in action during preeclampsia, American Heart Association, $231,000.00

Linking fecal microbiome and hypertension of offspring in a sex-dependent manner in the BPH/5 preeclamptic-like model, VCS CORP, $4,000.00

Open Access Author Fund, LSU Libraries , $1,500.00

Regulation of BAT Function and Offspring Metabolism via Maternal-Fetal Crosstalk, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, $65,288.00

The preeclampsia-like BPH/5 mouse: A murine model of preeclampsia induced liver dysfunction?, VCS CORP, $4,000.00

Comparison of the placental microbiome in the obese preeclamptic-like BPH/5 mouse to the vaginal, oral, and fecal microbiomes, VCS CORP, $4,000.00

Effects of kisspeptin-10 on in vitro migration and secretory activity of invasive equine chorionic girdle trophoblast cells, VCS CORP, $4,000.00

Reducing dyslipidemia: the use of statins to improve placentation in the preeclampsia-like BPH/5 mouse, VCS CORP, $5,000.00

Hormonal induction of early cyclicity in seasonally anovulatory equids, 2018 ACRES, $47,471.00

The contribution of distinct cell populations within maternal adipose tissue on complement levels inthe preeclamptic-like BPH/5 mouse. , 2018 SVM CORP, $9,200.00

Metagenetic characterization of the resident uterine microbiome in the horse., Equine Health Studies Program, $12,000.00

The role of maternal adiposity in complement deposition at the maternal-fetal interface during early pregnancy in the preeclamptic-like BPH/5 mouse. , SVM Corp, $10,000.00

The role of maternal adipose tissue in the preeclamptic-like BPH/5 mouse., Louisiana Biomedical Collaborative Research Program, $50,000.00