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Center for Reproductive Genomics

Reproductive Physiology/Endocrinology
Seminar Series – Spring 2012


The seminars will be held Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm in 348 Morrison Hall (unless noted otherwise).

A full schedule for the semester is available as a pdf document.

January 25
Heidi S. Fisher, Ph.D.
NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

“Alliance and Antagonism: Sperm Competition and Cooperation in Peromyscus Mice”
Hosted by Dr. Susan Suarez, 253-3589

February 1
No Seminar Scheduled

February 8
Leela Noronha, DVM
Post-Doctoral Associate - Wagner Laboratory
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

“Close Encounters between Trophoblast and Lymphocytes in Equine Pregnancy“
Hosted by Dr. Douglas Antczak, 256-5633

February 15
W. Ronald Butler, Ph.D.
Professor & Chairman
Department of Animal Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

“Negative Energy Balance, Health and Reproduction in Dairy Cows”
Hosted by Dr. Patricia Johnson, 255-3077

February 22
Margaret Brosnahan, DVM
Post-Graduate Student - Antczak Laboratory
Baker Institute for Animal Health
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

"Interleukin 22 is Expressed by the Invasive Trophoblast of the Equine (E. Caballus) Chorionic Girdle"
Hosted by Dr. Douglas Antczak, 256-5633

February 29
Nucharin Songsasen, DVM, Ph.D.
Gamete Physiologist
Department of Reproductive Sciences
Smithsonian's National Zoo
Conservation and Research Center
Front Royal, VA

"Reproductive Uniqueness and Diversity in Canids"
Hosted by Dr. Alex Travis, 256-5600

March 7
Andrew Modzelewski
Graduate Student - Cohen Laboratory
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

“Mammalian Argonaute-4 Knockout Results in disrupted silencing during Prophase 1 of Meiosis”
Hosted by Dr. Paula Cohen, 253-4301

March 14
Dr. Lisa Mehlman
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology
UConn Health Center
Farmington, CT

“Arrested Development: Regulation of Meiosis in the Mouse Oocyte”
Hosted by Dr. Scott Coonrod, 256-5657

March 21
Spring Break - No Seminar Scheduled

March 28
Carole Ober, Ph.D.
Blum-Riese Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
“Genetic Studies of Fertility Traits in a Human Founder Population”
Hosted by Dr. Douglas Antczak, 256-5633

April 4
David F. Albertini, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
KU Medical Center
The University of Kansas
Kansas City, KS

“Building Better Oocytes for Assisted Reproductive Technologies”
Hosted by Dr. Scott Coonrod, 256-5657

April 11
Terry Hassold, Ph.D.
Director
Center for Reproductive Biology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

“Aneuploidy in Humans: Where We've Been and Where We're Going”
Hosted by Dr. Paula Cohen, 253-4301

April 18
Rui Kan
Research Associate - Coonrod Laboratory
Baker Institute for Animal Health
Ithaca, NY
"Potential Role for PADI-Mediated Histone Citrullination in Preimplantation Development"
Hosted by
Dr. Scott Coonrod, 256-5657

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Jennifer Nagashima
Graduate Student - Travis Laboratory
Baker Institute for Animal Health
Ithaca, NY
"TBA"
Hosted by
Dr. Alex Travis, 256-5600

April 25
Dr. Glen Van Der Kraak
Professor
Department of Integrative Biology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, CANADA
"Environmental Endocrinology: Lessons from Fish and Amphibians"
Hosted by
Dr. Ned Place, 253-3796

May 2
Francisco J. Diaz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology
Department of Poultry Science
College of Agricultural Sciences
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

"Zinc Depeletion Disrupts Oocyte and Granulosa Cell Function during the Periovulatory Transistion in Mice"
Hosted by Dr. Patricia Johnson, 255-3077


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