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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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Alumni Spotlight on Dr. Pamela Kreeger

Dr. Pamela Kreeger, PhD, reflects on her time as a PhD student at Northwestern and her current position at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

CRS Scientist Spotlight on Guangyuan Zhao

CRS Scientist Spotlight on Guangyuan Zhao, graduate student in the Matei Lab.

Perspectives Spotlight on Randa Abboud

CRS Perspectives Spotlight on Randa Abboud an MS-RSM student in Dr. Joshua Halpern's lab. Read more to learn about Randa's research and her reflections on being a first generation Muslim woman and how her heritage has contributed to her educational journey.

Dr. Tony DeFalco, PhD delivers the annual Danielle Maatouk Lecturship

The Center for Reproductive Science Community had the pleasure of hosting the Danielle Maatouk Memorial Lectureship with keynote speaker Tony De Falco, PhD, on April 22, 2022. Dr. De Falco is an Associate Professor of Developmental Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Reproductive Sciences at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His research investigates the role of vasculature and immune cells in male and female gonadal development. The talk was titled, “Vasculature and immune cells: an unexpected toolkit for building the gonad.”


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