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MS-RSM Current Students

Since its inception in 2016, the Master of Science in Reproductive Science and Medicine (MS-RSM) program at Northwestern University attracts a diverse pool of applicants and students. Our first cohort graduated in Spring 2018.

Fall 2020 Cohort


Kelsey Andersen

BS – Biology,  University of Pittsburgh

Thesis Mentors: Emily Miller, MD, MPH


Patrick Eckelkamp

BS – Animal Science, University of Missouri - Columbia

Non-Thesis Mentor: Pamela Monahan, PhD 


Feng Fei

BS – Biology, Case Western Reserve University

Thesis Mentor: Debarata Chakravarti, PhD 


Madison Gowett

BS – Cell and Molecular Biology, Binghamton University

Thesis Mentor: Francesca Duncan, PhD 


Asia Ingram

BS – Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester

Mentor: J. Julie Kim, PhD 


Yair Lupovitch

BS – Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland - College Park

Non-Thesis Mentor: Pamela Monahan, PhD 


Madison Minette

BS – Biology (Honors), University of North Dakota

Non-Thesis Mentor: Pamela Monahan, PhD 


Khadija Snowber

BS – Biological Sciences (Specialization in Endocrinology), University of Chicago

Minor in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

Thesis Mentor: Emily Miller, MD, MPH


Chanakarn Suebthawinkul, MD

MD (1st Class Honors) – Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Thai Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology – Chonburi Hospital, Thailand

Diploma of Reproductive Medicine – King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital

Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Thesis Mentor: Francesca Duncan, PhD 


Manuel Torres-Vélez, MD

BS – Integrative Biology, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Río Piedras

MD – Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico

Thesis Mentor: Kara Goldman, MD 


Katy Trotter

BS – Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, North Carolina State University

Non-Thesis Mentor: Pamela Monahan, PhD 



Fall 2019 Cohort


Hannah Anvari

BS – Biology,  University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Thesis Mentors: Francesca E. Duncan, PhD, and Melissa A. Simon, MD


Lauren Butler

BS – Biochemistry, DePauw University

Thesis Mentors: Kara Goldman, MD and Francesca Duncan, PhD 


Ashley Diaz

BS – Biochemistry, Baylor University

Thesis Mentor: Monica M. Laronda, PhD


Shelby Hophan

BS – Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida

Thesis Mentor: Yong Wan, PhD


Norisha McCaddy

BS – Biology, Women's and Gender Studies, Syracuse University

Thesis Mentor: Margrit Urbanek, PhD



Zainab Taghvaei

BS – Biology, University of Oklahoma - Norman

Thesis Mentor: Margrit Urbanek, PhD


Karen Velez

BS – Biology, Western Connecticut State University

Thesis Mentor: Francesca E. Duncan, PhD