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Jan
16
2019

Center for Reproductive Science: Reproductive Research Updates

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, No Location

Each week for over 30 years, the Center for Reproductive Science has hosted Reproductive Research Updates - a forum in which CRS trainees present their research to Northwestern scientists across the Evanston and Chicago campuses as well as the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The event takes place from Noon to 1:00 pm CT every Wednesday. Refreshments, sponsored by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, are provided at the Evanston and Chicago campuses. All members of the larger Northwestern and Chicago area's reproductive science communities are welcome to attend. Video conference locations are Pancoe 4103 in Evanston, Lurie 10-123 (303 East Superior St.) and the CRS Collaborative Suite (645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 630) in Chicago, and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute conference room D/E.

Jan
17
2019

Center for Reproductive Science Erwin Goldberg Lectureship in Male Reproduction featuring Dr. Barry Zirkin

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

The CRS welcomes Barry Zirkin, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, as the 2019 Erwin Goldberg Lecturer. A reproductive biologist, Dr. Goldberg has sought to extend basic observations from the lab to the bedside throughout his career. His landmark observation that there is a unique enzyme (LDH-C4, lactate dehydrogenase) in the testis, is a foundation for understanding how sperm are produced. He also cloned and sequenced the LDH-C gene and successfully targeted the disruption of the gene which results in male infertility. This finding was integral to the understating of sperm function, and important to diagnosis of male infertility. Dr. Goldberg is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has received the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Andrologist Award from the American Society of Andrology, of which he also served as President. He has been a member of the ASA since it was founded in 1975. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from the State University of New York.

Jan
23
2019

Center for Reproductive Science: Reproductive Research Updates

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, No Location

Each week for over 30 years, the Center for Reproductive Science has hosted Reproductive Research Updates - a forum in which CRS trainees present their research to Northwestern scientists across the Evanston and Chicago campuses as well as the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The event takes place from Noon to 1:00 pm CT every Wednesday. Refreshments, sponsored by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, are provided at the Evanston and Chicago campuses. All members of the larger Northwestern and Chicago area's reproductive science communities are welcome to attend. Video conference locations are Pancoe 4103 in Evanston, Lurie 10-123 (303 East Superior St.) and the CRS Collaborative Suite (645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 630) in Chicago, and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute conference room D/E.

Jan
25
2019

The Women’s Health Research Institute presents, the Third Annual Celebration of Sex Inclusive Science - Considering the Role of Sex and Gender in Biomedical Research

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Chicago

Join Us Friday, January 25Noon to 1:00 p.m.*Prentice Women's HospitalConference Room L250 E. Superior St.Chicago, Illinois*Reception to Follow Guest Speaker Stacie Geller, PhDDirector of Center for Research on Women and GenderDirector of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research DivisionG. William Arends Professor of Obstetrics and GynecologyProfessor of Medicine, Division of Academic Internal MedicineUniversity of Illinois at Chicago To ensure a seat and a light lunch, please register. Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:1. Understand the role of sex and gender in biomedical research.2. Review data for analyses and reporting by sex and gender.3. Review the role of diversity in the biomedical research workforce. Disclosure InformationThe speaker, Stacie Geller, PhD, has nothing to disclose. The course director, Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD and planning committee members, Marla Mendelson, MD, and Nicole C. Woitowich, PhD, have nothing to disclose. The Feinberg School of Medicine's Continuing Medical Education (CME) leadership and staff have nothing to disclose: John X. Thomas, Jr., PhD, Sr. Associate Dean for Medical Education; Clara J. Schroedl, MD, Medical Director of CME; Sheryl Corey, Manager of CME; Jen Banys and Michelle Mallery Piposar, Program Administrators; and Rhea Alexis Banks, Administrative Assistant II. Accreditation Statement The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation StatementThe Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Jan
30
2019

Center for Reproductive Science: Reproductive Research Updates

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, No Location

Each week for over 30 years, the Center for Reproductive Science has hosted Reproductive Research Updates - a forum in which CRS trainees present their research to Northwestern scientists across the Evanston and Chicago campuses as well as the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The event takes place from Noon to 1:00 pm CT every Wednesday. Refreshments, sponsored by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, are provided at the Evanston and Chicago campuses. All members of the larger Northwestern and Chicago area's reproductive science communities are welcome to attend. Video conference locations are Pancoe 4103 in Evanston, Lurie 10-123 (303 East Superior St.) and the CRS Collaborative Suite (645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 630) in Chicago, and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute conference room D/E.

Feb
6
2019

Center for Reproductive Science: Reproductive Research Updates

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, No Location

Each week for over 30 years, the Center for Reproductive Science has hosted Reproductive Research Updates - a forum in which CRS trainees present their research to Northwestern scientists across the Evanston and Chicago campuses as well as the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The event takes place from Noon to 1:00 pm CT every Wednesday. Refreshments, sponsored by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, are provided at the Evanston and Chicago campuses. All members of the larger Northwestern and Chicago area's reproductive science communities are welcome to attend. Video conference locations are Pancoe 4103 in Evanston, Lurie 10-123 (303 East Superior St.) and the CRS Collaborative Suite (645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 630) in Chicago, and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute conference room D/E.

Feb
7
2019

Center for Reproductive Science Career Catalyst: Consulting

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Chicago

The Center for Reproductive Science Career Catalysts are a seminar series aimed at preparing students for success! These events are a platform to expose trainees to different career paths in science, and is also a forum for hosting a variety of professional development workshops. The Career Catalysts take place in the CRS Collaborative Suite (645 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 630). Light snacks will be provided.

Feb
12
2019

History, Context, and Relevance of Reproductive Dystopias.

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston

Join fellow members of the Northwestern community in this dialogue over dinner on Tuesday, February 12, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Teresa Woodruff, The Graduate School Dean, will discuss the role that dystopias play in creating ideas of reproductive interventions and how that plays out in a policy perspective.  Space is limited. RSVP

Feb
13
2019

Center for Reproductive Science: Reproductive Research Updates

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, No Location

Each week for over 30 years, the Center for Reproductive Science has hosted Reproductive Research Updates - a forum in which CRS trainees present their research to Northwestern scientists across the Evanston and Chicago campuses as well as the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The event takes place from Noon to 1:00 pm CT every Wednesday. Refreshments, sponsored by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, are provided at the Evanston and Chicago campuses. All members of the larger Northwestern and Chicago area's reproductive science communities are welcome to attend. Video conference locations are Pancoe 4103 in Evanston, Lurie 10-123 (303 East Superior St.) and the CRS Collaborative Suite (645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 630) in Chicago, and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute conference room D/E.

Feb
19
2019

Distinguished Lectures in Life Sciences: Dr. Renee A. Reijo Pera presents, "Human embryonic development and cell fate determination"

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Chicago

The Driskill Graduate Program and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine presents: Distinguished Lectures in Life Sciences Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:30 PM Hughes Auditorium Lurie Building 1st Floor   Renee A. Reijo Pera, PhD Vice President for Research and Economic Development Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Montana State University    “Human embryonic development and cell fate determination” In classic experiments, Aristotle (384-322 BC) dissected bird eggs over the course of their development and concluded: “Generation from the egg proceeds in an identical manner with all birds, but the full periods from conception to birth differ, as has been said. With the common hen after three days and three nights there is the first indication of the embryo; with larger birds the interval being longer, with smaller birds shorter.” Aristotle then went on to describe timing of appearance of various organ systems and concluded that when the egg is 10 days old, all of “its parts are distinctly visible.” Remarkably, Aristotle posited that the core programs of development might be conserved across many species including humans though timing differs. Since these early experiments, it has become clear that timing matters. If two cells pass each other by, in time or space, the opportunity to form connections and to impact fate of a neighboring cell during development, may be forever lost. Here, we seek to identify and characterize the molecular timers that direct humanspecific developmental timing and compare mechanisms to other species. Our hypothesis is that the unique timing of human development is a product of human-specific retroviral-derived genes that act as developmental timers. Moreover, we hypothesize that disturbances in timing, linked to these genes, manifest in phenotypic variation associated with common human characteristics and disease. We suggest that other mammalian species possess their own species-specific modulators of timing. I will present data on human embryo development, identification of unique non-coding genes that may modulate timing, establishment of unique transcriptional networks in the embryo and their function at the molecular level. Hosted by Monica Laronda, PhD Pediatrics REFRESHMENTS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING  

Feb
20
2019

Center for Reproductive Science: Reproductive Research Updates

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, No Location

Each week for over 30 years, the Center for Reproductive Science has hosted Reproductive Research Updates - a forum in which CRS trainees present their research to Northwestern scientists across the Evanston and Chicago campuses as well as the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The event takes place from Noon to 1:00 pm CT every Wednesday. Refreshments, sponsored by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, are provided at the Evanston and Chicago campuses. All members of the larger Northwestern and Chicago area's reproductive science communities are welcome to attend. Video conference locations are Pancoe 4103 in Evanston, Lurie 10-123 (303 East Superior St.) and the CRS Collaborative Suite (645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 630) in Chicago, and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute conference room D/E.

Feb
27
2019

Center for Reproductive Science: Reproductive Research Updates

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, No Location

Each week for over 30 years, the Center for Reproductive Science has hosted Reproductive Research Updates - a forum in which CRS trainees present their research to Northwestern scientists across the Evanston and Chicago campuses as well as the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The event takes place from Noon to 1:00 pm CT every Wednesday. Refreshments, sponsored by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, are provided at the Evanston and Chicago campuses. All members of the larger Northwestern and Chicago area's reproductive science communities are welcome to attend. Video conference locations are Pancoe 4103 in Evanston, Lurie 10-123 (303 East Superior St.) and the CRS Collaborative Suite (645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 630) in Chicago, and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute conference room D/E.

Mar
6
2019

Center for Reproductive Science: Reproductive Research Updates

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, No Location

Each week for over 30 years, the Center for Reproductive Science has hosted Reproductive Research Updates - a forum in which CRS trainees present their research to Northwestern scientists across the Evanston and Chicago campuses as well as the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The event takes place from Noon to 1:00 pm CT every Wednesday. Refreshments, sponsored by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, are provided at the Evanston and Chicago campuses. All members of the larger Northwestern and Chicago area's reproductive science communities are welcome to attend. Video conference locations are Pancoe 4103 in Evanston, Lurie 10-123 (303 East Superior St.) and the CRS Collaborative Suite (645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 630) in Chicago, and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute conference room D/E.

Mar
13
2019

Center for Reproductive Science: Reproductive Research Updates

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, No Location

Each week for over 30 years, the Center for Reproductive Science has hosted Reproductive Research Updates - a forum in which CRS trainees present their research to Northwestern scientists across the Evanston and Chicago campuses as well as the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The event takes place from Noon to 1:00 pm CT every Wednesday. Refreshments, sponsored by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, are provided at the Evanston and Chicago campuses. All members of the larger Northwestern and Chicago area's reproductive science communities are welcome to attend. Video conference locations are Pancoe 4103 in Evanston, Lurie 10-123 (303 East Superior St.) and the CRS Collaborative Suite (645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 630) in Chicago, and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute conference room D/E.