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Center for Reproductive Science

At the forefront of reproductive research, medicine and technology

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What We Do

The Center's mission is to enhance and coordinate research in the reproductive sciences at Northwestern, to promote the application of this research toward human welfare, and to optimize the training of future researchers, educators and clinicians in the reproductive sciences.

CRS attracts people from all disciplines because we are interested in asking questions about reproductive biology in non-traditional and unconventional ways.”

J. Julie Kim,
Ph.D. Susy Y. Hung Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


The Center for Reproductive Science has consistently been a positive force in promoting and supporting interdisciplinary research in reproductive science.

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Our researchers and trainees work in a highly collaborative and interactive environment that supports broad scientific perspectives and integrated experimental strategies.
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CRS provides opportunities for trainees at different levels and in a variety of programs to develop mentoring and collaborative relationships.

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CRS Scientist Spotlight on Elizabeth Tsui

CRS Scientist Spotlight on Elizabeth Tsui, MD/PhD candidate in the Laronda Lab.

Alumni Spotlight on Alexandra Fontaine

Alumni Spotlight on Alexandra Fontaine, with reflections on her time in the MS-RSM program and her current studies at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Alumni Spotlight on Kaitlin Hitt, PharmD

Kaitlin Hitt is an MS-RSM graduate, Class of 2019. She completed the thesis track under the mentorship of Serdar Bulun, MD. where she studied the role of silibinin as a novel treatment for uterine leiomyomas. Kaitlin is recently completed her PharmD degree and has started as a first year pharmacy resident with Advocate Aurora Health – Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL.

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 CRS T32 Training Program Trainees

The CRS Training Program in Reproductive Science, Medicine and Technology welcomes our 2022-2023 cohort of trainees. Congratulations on your appointments Rosemary Bauer, Caroline Kratka, Hannah McDowell, and Emily Zaniker!



Neena B. Schwartz Memorial Lecture: Pat Hunt, PhD

4:00 PM McGaw Pavilion, 240 E. Huron
The Center for Reproductive Sciences presents  2022 Neena B. Schwartz Lecture  Keynote Speaker: Pat Hunt, PhD Regents Pr...

CRS Career Catalyst: Grant Program Officers

12:00 PM
The Center for Reproductive Science presents  Career Catalyst: Grant Program Officers  A interactive panel discussion fe...