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Seminar Series - 2016-2019

Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory

Fridays, 11:00 a.m., 101A Conference Room


04/12/2019 Karen Schindler
Rutgers University
Seminar Title: Understanding how the Aurura Kinases Protect Gamete Euploidy
Host: Carmen Williams

03/29/2019 Francesca Soncin
University of California, San Diego
Seminar Title: Making a good placenta-pathways to trophoblasts
Host: Carmen Williams

03/08/2019 Julie Kim
Northwestern University
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Ken Korach

03/01/2019 Margaret Petroff
Michigan State University
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Franco DeMayo

02/08/2019 Paula Cohen
Cornell University
Seminar Title: The Intersection of DNA repair Pathways that regulate meiosis and crossing over in the mouse
Host: Carmen Williams


12/14/2018 (D450) Yongna Xing
University of Wisconsin
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Masa Negishi

12/07/2018 (D450) Joan Jorgenson
University of Wisconsin
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Humphrey Yao

11/30/2018 (101A) Marissa Bartolomei
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: Epigenetic Gene Regulation During Development and under Adverse Environment Conditions
Host: Carmen Williams

11/16/2018 (101A) Susan Moenter
University of Michigan
Seminar Title: Differential roles of hypothalamic kisspeptin populations in estradiol negative and positive feedback on reproductive neuroendocrine function
Host: Ken Korach

11/09/2018 (101C) Paul Cooke
University of Florida
Seminar Title: Function and Mechanism of Action of Membrane Estrogen Receptor 1 in male and female reproduction.
Host: Humphrey Yao
June - August
Fellow Summer Seminar Series

05/18/2018 (101?) Lee Kraus
UT Southwestern
Seminar Title: Enhancers, LncRNAs, and Transcriptional Regulation in Breast Cancers
Host: Franco DeMayo

05/11/2018 (101C) Mike Cowley
North Carolina State University
Seminar Title: Genomic Imprinting: Regulation and Function in Response to the Developmental Environment
Host: Humphrey Yao  

05/04/2018 (101A) Greg FitzHaris
University Montreal
Seminar Title: Causes and Consequences of Chromosome Segregation Error in the Early Mammalian Embryo
Host: Carmen Williams

04/27/2018 (D450) Jian Liu
Seminar Title: Stress Response Pathway Constrains Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma Formation and Progression
Host: Franco DeMayo

04/20/2018 (D450) Greg Crawford
Duke University
Seminar Title: Identifying, Characterizing, and Modulating Regulatory Elements in their Natural Context
Host: Franco DeMayo

04/13/2018 (D450) Susan Murphy
Duke University
Seminar Title: Are there Earlier Origins of Early Origins
Host: Carmen Williams

04/06/2018 (101A) Qi Chen
University of Nevada
Seminar Title: Sperm RNAs and RNA Modifications in Epigenetic Inheritance
Host: Fei Zhao & Trainees

03/23/2018 (D450) Xiaoling Li
Signal Transduction Laboratory, NIEHS
Seminar Title: SIRT1 as a Key Regulator of Embryonic Stem Cell Pluripotency and Animal Development
Host: Franco DeMayo

03/16/2018 (101A) David Aylor
North Carolina State University
Seminar Title: Gene X Environment Interactions Drive Male Infertility in a Mouse Population-Based Resource
Host: Humphrey Yao

03/02/2018 (101A) Jason Heaney
Baylor College of Medicine
Seminar Title: CRISPS/Cas9 Editing of the Mouse Genome: Current Approaches and Developing Technologies
Host: Demayo/Manas Ray

02/23/2018 (101A) Manas Ray and Artiom Gruzdev
Seminar Title: Of Mice and Cells… the NIEHS Knockout Core  

02/16/2018 (101A) Alisa Suen
Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory 
Seminar Title: Early-Life Estrogen Exposure and Uterine Pathogenesis: A Model for Gene-Environment Interactions
Host: Carmen Williams

02/09/2018 (D450) Jon Oatley
Washington State University
Seminar Title: Developmental Origin of the Stem Cell Pool in the Male Germline

02/02/2018 (D450) James McLachlan
Tulane University
Seminar Title: Interrogating How Anatomical Location Regulates Cellular Immunity to Infection and Immunization
Host: Masa Negishi

01/26/2018 (D450) Natalie Shaw
Clinical Research Branch, NIEHS
Seminar Title: Bedside to the Bench in Bosma Syndrome: Gene Discovery and Functional Modeling in Patient-Derived Neural Crest Cells
Host: Franco DeMayo

01/19/18 (D450) Karen Reue (CANCELED)
University of California, Los Angeles
Seminar Title: Approaches to Uncover the Genetic Basis for Sex Differences in Obesity.
Host: Kenneth Korach

01/12/2018 (101A) Victoria Bae-Jump
University of North Carolina
Seminar Title: Targeting Obesity for Endometrial Cancer Treatment
Host: Carmen Williams


12/15/2017 (101A) JoAnne Richards
Baylor College of Medicine
Seminar Title: From Ovulation to Ovarian Cancer: An Unexpected Journey
Host: Ken Korach 

12/01/2017 (101A) Amy Ralston
Michigan State
Seminar Title: Surprising New Roles for Pluripotency Factors in Embryogenesis and Reprogramming
Host: Carmen Williams 

11/29/2017 (D450) Daniel Bernard
McGill University
Seminar Title: The Tale of the Tail: Novel Insights into GnRH Signaling and Gonadotropin Regulation
Host: Carmen Williams

11/17/2017 (101A) Brian Hermann
University of Texas in San Antonio
Seminar Title: The Mammalian Spermatogenesis Single-Transcriptome- From Spermatogonial Stem Cells to Sperm
Host: Franco DeMayo 

11/03/2017 (D450) Joanna Burdette (CANCELED)
University of Illinois in Chicago
Seminar Title: Using Microfluidic Devices to Engineer Female Reproductive Tissues.
Host: Humphrey Yao 
10/27/2017 (D450) Traci Hall
Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory
Seminar Title: A Tale of Dragons and Dwarves: Regulation of Maternal mRNA During Early Embryonic Development
Host: Franco DeMayo 
10/20/2017 (101ABC) Kathryn McClelland and Oswaldo Lozoya 
Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory & Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, NIEHS
Seminar Title: Deciphering the Process of Organogenesis by Single Cell mRNA-Sequencing Technology
Host: Humphrey Yao 
10/13/2017 (101A) Symposium on Advances in Andrology
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Humphrey Yao 
10/06/2017 (101A) Hongbing Wang
University of Maryland
Seminar Title: Nuclear Receptors as Regulators of Drug Metabolism and Therapeutic Targets
Host: Masa Negishi 

09/29/2017 (D450) Kouichi Yoshinari
University of Shizuoka
Seminar Title: Molecular Mechanisms for Hepatocyte Proliferation Mediated by Xenobiotic-Responsive Nuclear Receptors CAR and PXR
Host: Masa Negishi 

09/22/2017 (D450) Diana Laird
University of California, San Francisco
Seminar Title: Mechanisms of Epigenetic Dysregulation in Fetal Germ Cells Caused by Exposure to Phthalates
Host: Humphrey Yao 

June - August
Felow Summer Seminar Series

05/19/2017 (101A) Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Ken Korach

05/05/2017 (101A) Asgi Fazleabas
Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Franco DeMayo

04/21/2017 (101A) Larry Layman
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Ken Korach and Janet Hall

04/07/2017 (101A) Joanna Burdette
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Seminar Title: Using microfluidic devices to engineer female reproductive tissues
Host: Humphrey Yao

03/17/2017 (101A) Tom Kocarek
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Masa Negishi

03/03/2017 (101A) Richard Behringer
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dallas, TX
Seminar Title: Developmental genetics of mammalian reproductive organs
Host: Ken Korach

02/24/2017 (101A) Allan Spradling
Carnegie Institute for Science, Baltimore, MD
Seminar Title: Metabolic regulation of germ cells and their mitochondria
Host: Humphrey Yao

02/17/2017 (101A) Donna Baird
Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS
Seminar Title: Fibroids: Why is uterine muscle so vulnerable to benign tumor development?
Host: Franco DeMayo

02/03/2017 (101A) Mariano Buffone
Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine (IBYME), CONICET, Argentina
Seminar Title: Location and regulation of acrosomal exocytosis: from in vitro to in vivo observations
Host: Carmen Williams

01/20/2017 (101A) John Davis
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Seminar Title: Yap signaling in ovarian physiology and pathology
Host: Humphrey Yao and Janet Hall

01/06/2017 (101A) Sarah England
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Seminar Title: The effect of electrogenic changes on pregnancy outcomes
Host: Franco DeMayo


12/16/2016 (101A) Bradley Cairns
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Tracy Clement and RDBL Trainees

12/02/2016 (101A) Taosheng Chen
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Seminar Title: Novel chemical probes to investigate the function of xenobiotic receptors PXR and CAR
Host: Masa Negishi

11/18/2016 (101A) Pablo Visconti
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Seminar Title: Sperm signaling in ART
Host: Carmen Williams

10/21/2016 (101A) Franck Mauvais-Jarvis
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Seminar Title: Novel functions of estrogen receptors in metabolism
Host: Ken Korach

10/07/2016 (101A) Miranda Bernhardt
Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory, NIEHS
Seminar Title: Channels, sparks, and safety switches: How to activate an egg
Host: Carmen Williams

09/21/16 (D450) Shigeaki Kato
Tokiwa Foundation, Fukushima, Japan
Seminar Title: Gene Suppressive Function of VDR in Skin
Host: Ken Korach

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