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Reproductive science and medicine is a vibrant field where research successes and advances are interspersed with ethical, political and legal nuances. Our goal with this News section is to keep CRS members apprised of accurate, important and up-to-date information in our local community and beyond (i.e. meetings, relevant programs, funding opportunities, job postings). Please contact us if there is specific information you would like to see included in the News.
CRS Scientist Spotlight on Elizabeth Tsui, MD/PhD candidate in the Laronda Lab.
Alumni Spotlight on Alexandra Fontaine, with reflections on her time in the MS-RSM program and her current studies at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
CRS Scientist Spotlight on David Zee, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the O'Halloran Lab.
Amanda Bayer, PhD, reflects on her time as a PhD student at Northwestern, and her current position at Baxter Healthcare
CRS Scientist Spotlight on Emily Zaniker, MD/PhD candidate in the Duncan Lab and CRS T32 trainee.
CRS Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Yinu Wang, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn
CRS Alumni Spotlight on Jamie Mara, with reflections on her time in the MS-RSM program and her current studies at Rosalind Franklin University.
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, graduate student in the Matei Lab.
Dr. Yu-Ying Chen, PhD, reflects on her time as a PhD student at Northwestern, and her current position as a postdoctoral fellow at the Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
CRS Scientist Spotlight on Rhea Sharma, undergraduate researcher in the Duncan Lab.
CRS Alumni Spotlight on Mackenzie Roberts with reflections on her time in the program and her current position at the Oregon National Primate Research Center
CRS Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Mary Ellen Pavone, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical Director of Northwestern’s IVF program
CRS Alumni Spotlight on MS-RSM graduate, DreAna Heidenreich, with reflections on her time in the program and her current studies at Rosalind Franklin University.
Dr. Pei-Chih Lee, PhD, reflects on her time as a PhD student at Northwestern and her current position at Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
CRS Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Jennifer Bakkensen, MD, clinical fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
CRS Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Farners Amargant Riera, postdoctoral fellow in the Duncan Lab.
CRS Alumni Spotlight on Adam Montgomery, former undergraduate researcher in the Mayo Lab, with reflections on his time at Northwestern and his current position at Robert A. Hozman Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Clinic.
The Center for Reproductive Science began 2022 with a joyous celebration of the new year in academia with a keynote presentation by Dr. Debabrata (Debu) Chakravarti.
CRS Alumni Spotlight on MS-RSM graduate, Jenna Mazur, with reflections on her time in the program and her current position at Castle Biosciences, Inc.
CRS Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Sarki Abdulkadir, MD, PhD, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Urology and the John T. Grayhack, MD, Professor of Urological Research.
CRS Scientist Spotlight on Kelsey Andersen, second year MS-RSM student in the Miller Lab.
CRS attends the annual Society for the Study of Reproduction meeting in St. Louis
Rebecca Willingham, CRS Program Assistant and theatre director, led the CRS community through a Career Catalyst focusing on storytelling and presentation skills.
CRS Scientist Spotlight on Juhi Narula, PhD candidate in the Wignall Lab and CRS T32 trainee.
Dr. So-Youn Kim, PhD, reflects on her time as a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern and her current position at University of Nebraska Medical Center.
CRS Scientist Spotlight on Sarah Wagner, research project manager in the Kim Lab.
CRS Alumni Spotlight on MS-RSM graduate, Yair Lupovitch, with reflections on his time in the program and his current position at Vios Fertility Institute.
Kaitlin Hitt is an MS-RSM graduate, Class of 2019. She completed the thesis track under the mentorship of Serdar Bulun, MD. where she studied the role of silibinin as a novel treatment for uterine leiomyomas. Kaitlin is recently completed her PharmD degree and has started as a first year pharmacy resident with Advocate Aurora Health – Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL.
The CRS Training Program in Reproductive Science, Medicine and Technology welcomes our 2022-2023 cohort of trainees. Congratulations on your appointments Rosemary Bauer, Caroline Kratka, Hannah McDowell, and Emily Zaniker!
A summer retrospect timeline showcasing the tremendous achievements and continued excellence of our CRS community.
The MS-RSM Graduate Program graduates it's 6th cohort of students in a ceremony filled with pride for all their hard work and amazing accomplishments and excitement for the future of these reproductive scientists!
The Center for Reproductive Science was elated to host an in-person research symposium after a two year zoom interlude, the 2022 CRS Summit: Frontiers in Reproductive Science and Medicine on May 12th and 13th at Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center.
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.
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.”
On April 8th, 2022, The Center for Reproductive Science had the pleasure of hosting the Career Catalyst on “Biomedical Visualization” by Leah Lebowicz, MS, EdD, CMI. Leah Lebowicz is the program director for the Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Applied Health Sciences where she actively serves as a research chair and committee member on numerous research projects for master students.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), although every month we should as individuals and as a community stay involved and make safe spaces for those impacted by sexual assault. This month is a time to focus our energies on understanding the impact of sexual assault and improving awareness.
*Trigger Warning. Material discussed may trigger certain individuals
The CRS Predoctoral Training Program in Reproductive Science, Medicine, and Technology (T32), hosted a two-part Careers in Academia Series, with the goal of helping trainees chart their path, through mentorship from established members of the community.
The Center for Reproductive Science Community had the pleasure of hosting a discussion by Dr. Quentin Youmans, MD, MSc, titled, “Moving from Diversity to Inclusion and Belonging: A Toolkit for Improvement” on March 8, 2022.
On February 18th, 2022, Emily Copeland, the Associate Director at Science Communication Network, enriched our community with ways to tap into the powerful tool that social media can be when utilized with confidence and purpose.
In an effort to expand scientific discussion and foster collaboration globally, masters students in the Reproductive Science and Medicine (MS-RSM) program joined students from the University of Murcia, located in Murcia, Spain, in a 2-part scientific dialogue.
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