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The Center for Reproductive Science had a blast at the 2018 SSR Annual Meeting in New Orleans!

Many members of the CRS Community attended the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) 5th Annual Meeting, July 10-13th, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reproductive scientists from around the globe gathered for this four-day long meeting, which included lectures, committee meetings, poster sessions, workshops, symposiums, and receptions! We look forward to the 2019 SSR Annual Meeting in San Jose!
Society for the Study of Reproduction

CRS Director, Dr. Teresa K. Woodruff, receives 2018 Society for the Study of Reproduction Trainee Mentoring Award

The Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) Trainee Mentoring Award recognized an SSR member who as a mentor has had significant impact on Trainees within SSR. This year, the Society recognized Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD with this honor. The award was presented at the SSR Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Please join the Center for Reproductive Science in congratulating Dr. Woodruff on this award!
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The CRS Celebrates the First Graduating Class of the Master of Science in Reproductive Science and Medicine (MS-RSM) Program!

Please join the Center for Reproductive Science in congratulating the first graduating class of the Master of Science in Reproductive Science and Medicine (MS-RSM) program! The 2018 class included 7 thesis track and 2 non-thesis track students. This group culminated their tenure in the program last week with research presentations to colleagues, friends, and family, followed by a celebratory reception.
Danielle Maatouk

Understanding the Epigenetics of Sex Determination

The late Danielle Maatouk, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and a CRS Member, was a co-author on a recent study published in Science. The study deepens understanding of the normal process of sex determination in mammals. This is the first time scientists have identified an enhancer of Sox9 that, when lost, causes sex reversal.
Summit Poster Session

Thank you for attending the 2018 Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit! One More Spotlight on CRS Summit Speaker – Dr. Carole LaBonne!

The 2018 Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit was a great success! The annual event took place last Friday, June 1st, in Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago. With over 100 attendees, the day included 42 poster presentations, a special panel lunch on “Communicating Science to the Public”, 7 distinguished speaker lectures, and 3 trainee oral presentations. We have one last interview to share – spotlight on Dr. Carole LaBonne!
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Get the Inside Scoop on our CRS Summit Speakers – Spotlight on Drs. Ulrike Luderer, Marty Matzuk and Chris Geyer!

Our Planning Committee has been busy getting to know our distinguished speakers in preparation for the 2018 Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit, which will take place on Friday, June 1st in Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago. Featured in this CRS News Story are interviews with Drs. Ulrike Luderer, Marty Matzuk, and Chris Geyer. Register by Friday, May 25th for the 2018 Summit and have the opportunity to interact with these vibrant leaders in reproductive science and medicine!
Christia Sison presenting a poster.

The CRS Represented at Feinberg’s 14th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day

Christia Angela Sison, a third-year student in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences, and a CRS trainee in the Bulun lab, presented, “GATA6, genome-wide H3K27ac histone modification, and active transcription in endometriosis” and won the Women Faculty Organization award for excellence in women’s health research, basic science!
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The MS-RSM Students Explore Communicating Science to the Public

Communicating science to the public is an important part of being a scientist. As part of our Human Reproductive Development course (REPR_SCI 406), our Master of Science in Reproductive Science and Medicine students used their creativity to create presentations about reproductive science in terms that the general public could easily understand. The group’s projects ranged from poetry, songs, and crossword puzzles, to Facebook posts, surveys and prototypes!

The CRS Explores Maternal Microbiomes, Gene Editing, and IVF, through Non-Traditional Learning Methods

The CRS is enabling learning in different ways. Last week, the CRS Community participated in special virtual lectures from two luminaries in the field of reproductive science; Dr. Jennifer Wood, Associate professor in Molecular and Cellular Reproductive Physiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Dr. Jon Hennebold, Professor and Chief in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University. Our MS in Reproductive Science and Medicine (MS-RSM) students also received some hands-on learning via a tour of the Northwestern Medicine Fertility and Reproductive Medicine lab.

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