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Save the Date: CRS Holiday Party & Annual Neena B. Schwartz Lecture in Reproductive Science!

By: Chelsea Castleberry, CRS Program Assistant, November 20, 2017

The Center for Reproductive Science will be holding our Holiday Party & Annual Neena B. Schwartz Lecture in Reproductive Science on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Chicago Campus.

This year, we welcome Janice Evans, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as our 2017 Neena B. Schwartz Lecturer. She will present, "The oocyte's progression through meiosis - challenges in space and time" in Baldwin Auditorium from 4:00pm - 5:00pm, immediately followed by the CRS Holiday Party in the Method Atrium across the street.

This lectureship is in honor of Professor Schwartz, who founded the Program for Reproductive Research (later to be known as the Center for Reproductive Science) at Northwestern University in 1974. This program catalyzed the acquisition of external research grants, the recruitment of new faculty, and the establishment of training programs in the reproductive sciences.

Janice EvansDr. Evans studies the fundamental cell biological processes in the sperm and egg, including how the egg membrane and cortical cytoskeleton regulate the fidelity of the female gamete’s handling of DNA, as well as the molecular basis of gamete membrane interactions. She was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health in 2013, and was a part of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Leadership Program for Women Faculty from 2014-2015.

We are looking forward to celebrating the new year with the CRS Community and welcoming Dr. Evans to Chicago!