Stacey Missmer, Sc.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University

“Building Resources for Multidisciplinary Advances toward Personalized Reproductive Medicine”

December 16, 2015


Gaurang Daftary, M.D.

Assistant Professor – Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

“Epigenetics, Endometrium and Endometriosis”

October 14, 2015


Jennifer Richer, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

“Androgen Receptors in breast Cancer: Estrogen Receptor alpha. Accomplice, Competitor, or Substitute?”

September 2, 2015


Ja-Young Kwon, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Reproductive Immunology Department

Yale University School of Medicine

“The Role of Trophoblasts as Immune Regulator”

July 29, 2015


Nihar Nayak, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Wayne State University

“Using animal models to study pregnancy disorders: challenges and opportunities”

May 6, 2015




Yoel Sadovsky, M.D.

Director, Magee Womens Research Institute

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

University of Pittsburgh

“New Insights into the Maternal-Placental-Fetal Communication Interface”

November 19 and 20, 2014


Andrea Dunaif, M.D.

Charles F. Kettering Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Department of Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

“The Long, Winding and Rocky Road to PCOS Genes”

September 10, 2014


Linda Schuler, Ph.D.


Department of Comparative Biosciences

University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine

School of Medicine and Public Health


“Prolactin and Breast Cancer : Insights from Mouse Models”

June 3, 2014


Sun-Wei Guo, Ph.D.


Shanghai Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital

Department of Biochemistry

Fudan University Shanghai College of Medicine

 “Cracking the Enigma of Endometriosis Pathogenesis”

April 25, 2014


Soumen Paul, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Pathology

University of Kansas Medical Center

"Molecular Determinants of Trophoblast Lineage Development"

April 14, 2014




Ariella Shikanov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering

University of Michigan

“Engineering the Follicle Environment”

December 11, 2013


Zhong Wang, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Cardiac Surgery

University of Michigan

“SWI/SNF-Mediated Epigenetic Regulation in Stem Cell Differentiation”

November, 13, 2013


Mary B. Zelinski., Ph.D.

Affiliate Associate Scientist

Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences

Oregon National Primate Research Center

“Oncofertility: Translational Research in Ovarian Cryopreservation, Transplantation and In Vitro Follicle Maturation”

September 12, 2013


Polani B. Seshagiri, Ph.D.


Department of Molecular Reproduction,

Development and Genetics

Indian Institute of Science

“Blastocyst Hatching Phenomenon & Blastocyst Derived Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation”

July 16, 2013


Brian Schutte, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics;

Pediatrics and Human Development

Michigan State University

“IRF6 in Neural Tube Development; the Prequel to IRF6 in Lip and Palate Development”

March 27, 2013


Rita Loch Caruso, Ph.D.


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Department of Environmental Health Sciences

“Toxicology of Parturition”

February 27, 2013


Irving Vega, Ph.D.

Asst. Dean of Research, Office of the Dean of Graduate School and Research

Associate Professor, Department of Biology

University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras Campus

"Neuroproteomics: toward deciphering neuroprotection and neurodegeneration signals"

February 6, 2013




Anne Croy, DVM, Ph.D

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Reproduction, Development and Sexual Funtion

Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

"Uterine Immune Cells: The Remodeling of Early Pregnancy"

December 5, 2012


Diego H. Castrillon, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

"The PI3K - FOXO Tumor Supressor Pathway in the Control and Maintenance of the Mammalian Germline"

October 3, 2012


Mary Hunzicker-Dunn, Ph.D. 

Professor, School of Molecular Biology

Washington State University

"Tales of how FSH Signals Granulosa Cells Usurp Unexpected Pathways to Regulate Gene Expression"

September 4, 2012


Patricia Hunt, Ph.D

Meyer Distinguished Professor

School of Molecular Biosciences

Washington State University

“Making Gametes in the 21st Century: is the Environment Affecting our Reproductive Health?"

June 13, 2012


Jason Knott, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Animal Science

Michigan State University

“Transcriptional Regulation of Tight Junction Biogenesis and Cavity Formation During Blastocyst Development"

May 16, 2012


Sonia S. Hassan, M.D.

Associate Dean for Maternal, Perinatal and Child Health

Professor, Division of MFM, Department of ObGyn

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Director, Center for Advanced Obstetrical Care and Research

Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH/DHHS

“Ultrasound Examination of the Uterine Cervix: A Critical Tool in the Prediction and Prevention of Preterm Birth”

April 18, 2012




R. Michael Roberts, Ph.D.

Curators' Professor

Biochemistry, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Pathology

University of Missouri-Columbia

“Model Systems for Studying Trophoblast Differentiation from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”

December 14, 2011


Thomas P. Conrads, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Women’s Health Integrated Research Center

Inova Health System

September 7, 2011


Hugh S. Taylor, M.D.

Professor and Director

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Yale University School of Medicine

Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology-Yale University

Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility-Yale-New Haven Hospital

“Stem Cells and the Endometrium”

April 20, 2011


Milan L. Bachi, Ph.D.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Center for Research in Reproduction and Infertility

March 30, 2011


Chemyong (Jay) Ko, Ph.D

Universisty of Kentucky

Center of Excellence in Reproductive Sciences

Division of Clinical and Reproductive Laboratory Science

"Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Development of Animal Models by Genetic Modulation and High Fat Diet"

February 16, 2011


Lucio Miele, MD, Ph.D.

University of Mississippi Cancer Institute

Ergon Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

University of Mississippi Medical Center

January 19, 2011




Kjersti Aagaard - Tillery, M.D.

Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division of Maternal - Fetal Medicine

Baylor College of Human Medicine

"Pregnancy Research and Discovery Science"

November 17, 2010


Gustavo Rodriguez, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

University of Chicago

Adjunct Associate Professor

Duke University

Director, Gynecology Oncology, NorthShore University HealthSystem

“Pharmacological Opportunities for the Chemoprevention of Ovarian and Endometrial Carcinoma”

October 20, 2010