Meet Our Fellows
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellows
Christina Boots, MD: 3rd Year Fellow
Christina graduated Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago with focuses in Biology, Chemistry, and Spanish. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine where she was chosen as the Obstetrics and Gynecology Student of the Year and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Boots then completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago. She was elected as the Administrative Chief Resident and presented her research at national meetings. Dr. Boots was thrilled to join the Washington University REI fellowship in 2013. Since starting her fellowship, she has presented at numerous national meetings, published several peer-reviewed manuscripts, and has received several awards, including the National Research Training Program in Reproductive Medicine T32 Grant and the Scientific Advisory Board of Vivere Health Research Grant. Her thesis project investigates the potential benefit of antioxidants on the effects of obesity on oocyte quality.
Maureen Schulte, MD: 2nd Year Fellow
Maureen Schulte graduated from Truman State University Magna Cum Laude with a focus in Health Science and Biology. While at Truman, she was an accomplished collegiate athlete, playing varsity soccer. She went on to receive her medical doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Medicine where she became interested in research and was awarded the Craig Research Fellowship. She continued her training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis where she was awarded a $20,000 grant from the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology to support her research on the endometrium. Her research in residency resulted in several oral presentations at national meetings including ASRM and SRI and peer reviewed publications. She is thrilled to continue her fellowship training at Washington University in St. Louis and her thesis is focused on endometrial receptivity.
Darcy Broughton, MD: 1st Year Fellow
Darcy is originally from a small town in western Washington state. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College with a major in biochemistry. She received her medical degree from Alpert Medical School of Brown University, with a scholarly concentration in Women’s Reproductive Health, Freedom, and Rights. During medical school she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society, and had a first authorship publication in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Broughton then returned to her native Northwest to complete residency training at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. While in residency she earned an award for top CREOG score performance and was elected as administrative chief resident. She also had the privilege of working at the Oregon National Primate Research Center studying the role of leukemia inhibitory factor in the maturation of Rhesus Macaque oocytes. She is now the first year REI fellow here at Washington University, and is excited to be living in the Midwest for the first time!
What’s going? Check out the REI Fellow Event Calendar
Helpful fellow resources:
- Research Opportunities in the Moley Lab
- Becker Medical Library – PubMed
- Shared library of REI specific articles available to our fellows at Zotero.
- Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) List of Classic Papers in REI
- SREI Associate Members Facebook Page and SREI Forum. Great venues to interact with peers and share experiences, ask questions with your professional network.