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Seminar Series

Spring 2024 Schedule

Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 am (unless otherwise noted)
Wahl Hall West Auditorium

The Institute for Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, in collaboration with several other departments on campus, sponsors the following seminar series:

  • Seminars in Development and the Pathogenesis of Disease [Pathology]
    Sponsored by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Institute for Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, and the Bohan Visiting Professor Program
  • Seminars in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology [Ob/Gyn]
    Sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Institute for Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, and the Bohan Visiting Professor Program
  • Seminar Series in Urology, Male Reproductive Health and Infertility [Urology]
    Sponsored by the Department of Urology, the Institute for Reproductive and Developmental Sciences, and the Bohan Visiting Professor Program
    Date Series Speaker Title
    February 22 OB/Gyn Farners Amargant i Riera, Ph.D.
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Biomechanical Signals from the Ovarian Stroma as Novel Regulators of Folliculogenesis and Oocyte Quality
    March 7 OB/Gyn Andrew Kelleher, Ph.D. 
    University of Missouri
    Mechanisms of Uterine Epithelial Specification: Insights from Mouse Models and Organoid Culture
    March 28 OB/Gyn James K. Pru, Ph.D.
    University of Wyoming

    Pleotropic Actions of PGRMC Proteins in Fertility and Disease

    April 11 Pathology Sheila Stewart, Ph.D.
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Age Related Changes Drive Tumorigenesis
    April 25 Damjanov Andras Nagy, Ph.D.
    Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
    Translating Stem Cell Biology: Unlocking Future Cell Therapies
    May 9 Pathology Don Siegel, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
    Innovations in Novel Cellular Therapies for Cancer, Autoimmune Disease and Other Maladies
    May 16 Urology Paramita Mitra Ghosh, Ph.D.
    UC Davis Health
    TBD
    May 23 Voogt Martin Kelly, Ph.D.
    Oregon Health and Science University
    A kiss to set the rhythm: How Kisspeptin neurons control reproduction
    May 30 OB/Gyn Danny Schust, M.D.
    Duke University School of Medicine 
    Reimagining Reproductive Immunology
    June 6 Urology Dolores Lamb, Ph.D.
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    TBD
    June 13 DCJ Marla Lujan, Ph.D.
    Cornell

    Toward consensus criteria for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

    For more information, please email irds@kumc.edu