IRHG Seminar Series

Place of the seminar will be at the NextGen Atkins Seminar Room at 4 pm. every first and third Wednesdays of the month.
2024 IRHG Invited Speaker Seminar Series
Dr. Brad Daigneault

Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences, University of Florida

February 7, 2024

Rethinking environmental influences on postejaculatory sperm function through embryo development

Dr. Michael Soares

Distinguished Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas, Medical Center

March 6, 2024

Trophoblast cells at the uterine-placental interface

Dr. Ov Slayden

Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University

April 3, 2024

Imaging and ablation of endometriosis in nonhuman primate models

Dr. Fei Zhao

Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Biosciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

May 1, 2024

Cell Fate Decisions in Sex Duct Development

Dr. Amy Desaulniers

Assistant Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

June 5, 2024

Developmental Programming of Porcine Testis Biology: Implications for Swine Production and Human Health

Dr. Francesco Demayo

Chief, Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory and Principal Investigator

August 21, 2024


Dr. Aleksandar Stanic-Kostic

Director of Research in Reproductive Personalized Medicine Reproductive Sciences, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Wisconsin-Madison

September 4, 2024

Decidual immunology through a single cell lens

Dr. Diana Monsivais

Assistant Professor, Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

October 2, 2024


Dr. James Pru

Professor, Rochelle Chair, Department of Animal Science, University of Wyoming

November 6, 2024

Actions of PGRMC Proteins in Reproductive Physiology and Disease

Dr. Charles Easley, IV

Dean’s Office, Associate Dean for Research, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health Science, University of Georgia

December 4, 2024


2024 IRHG Work-In-Progress (WIP) Seminar Series

Isabella Sellmer Ramos

Graduate student, Dr. Matthew Lucy’s Laboratory

January 17, 2024

Spatial transcriptomics of the neonatal bovine uterus

Dr. Md Saidur Rahman

Assistant Research Professor, Department of OB/GYN & Women’s Health

February 21, 2024


Dr. Shamsun Nahar

Post-doctoral scholar, Dr. Jae-Wook Jeong/Tae-Hoon Kim’s Laboratory, Department of OB/GYN & Women’s Health

March 20, 2024


Ruth Opuku

Graduate student, Dr. Laura Schulz Laboratory, OB/GYN & Women’s Health

May 15, 2024

Genetically Reduced Maternal Myostatin: Impacts on Fetal Growth, Placental Development, Maternal Physiology and Metabolic Health

Dr. Hector Nava Trujillo

PhD Student, Dr. Rocio Rivera’s Laboratory, Division of Animal Sciences





August 21, 2024


Dr. Seyedhossein Hosseinirad

Post-doctoral scholar, Dr. Jae-Wook Jeong/Tae-Hoon Kim’s Laboratory, Department of OB/GYN & Women’s Health

September 18, 2024




October 14, 2024




November 20, 2024




December 18, 2024


Past IRHG Seminars


Dr. Ericsson's photo
Dr. Aaron Ericsson

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

February 1, 2023

Effects of the maternal microbiome on offspring behavior and neurodevelopment

Dr. Kommagani's photo
Dr. Ramakrishna Kommagani

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

March 1, 2023

The gut microbiome: An emerging key player in endometriosis

Dr. Kim's photo
Dr. Julie Kim

Susy Y. Hung Research Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

April 5, 2023

Microphysiological modeling of the endometrium and its diseases

Dr. Keeting's photo
Dr. Aileen Keating

Professor, Department of Animal Science

May 3, 2023

Impact of toxicant exposures on ovarian function

Dr. Avidor-Reiss' photo
Dr. Tomer Avidor-Reiss

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

June 7, 2023

Sperm atypical centrioles’ novel functions and fertility roles

Dr. Fissore's photo
Dr. Rafael Fissore

Professor, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

August 2, 2023

The Essential and Diverse Roles of Divalent Cations and their Channels in Egg Activation and Initiation of Development in Mammals

Dr. Matthew Dean

Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences

September 6, 2023

Regulating Uterine Glucose Levels during Early Pregnancy: the Role of Glycogen

Dr. Lynch's photo
Dr. Vincent Lynch

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

October 4, 2023

Molecular Evolution of Mammalian Pregnancy

Dr. Clay Lents' photo
Dr. Clay Lents

Research Physiologist, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

November 1, 2023

What are we learning about swine reproduction from KISS1 and KISS1R knockout pigs

Dr. Harris' photo
Dr. Lynda Harris

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

December, 6 2023

Strategies for targeted manipulation of uteroplacental function in pregnancy

Dr. Li's photo
Dr. Rong Li

Assistant Research Professor, OB/GYN & Women Health

January 18, 2023

TRIM28 modulates nuclear receptor signaling to regulate uterine function

Dr. Nguyen's photo
Dr. Loan Nguyen

Post-doctoral scholar – Jeong Laboratory, OB/GYN & Women Health

February 15, 2023

Epigenetic regulation of HDAC3 in endometriosis-related infertility

Dr. Davenport's photo
Dr. Kimberly Davenport

Post-doctoral scholar – Spencer/Kelleher Laboratory, Animal Sciences/OB/GYN & Women Health

March 15, 2023

Single nuclei RNA sequencing uncovers trophoblast cell types and lineages in the bovine placenta

Mr. Finnerty's photo
Ryan Finnerty

PhD Candidate – Winuthayanon Laboratory, Translational Biosciences Program, School of Medicine

April 19, 2023

Alert or absent: How attentive is the oviduct?

Dr. Edgar Diaz Miranda's photo
Edgar Diaz Miranda

Post-doctoral fellow, Lei Laboratory, University of Missouri

May 17, 2023

Unraveling oocyte senescence and its role in primordial follicle loss

Jason Rizo photo
Jason Rizo

Kelleher/Spencer Laboratory, University of Missouri

August 16, 2023

Epithelial ESR1 signaling regulates uterine epithelial lineage specification and homeostasis

Dr. Keun Cheon Kim

Post-doctoral scholar – Jeong Laboratory, OB/GYN & Women Health

September 20, 2023

Development of preclinical animal models for Obesity dependent endometrial cancer and Recurrent Endometrial Cancer Studies

Dr. Junchul David Yoon

Post-doctoral scholar – Kiho Lee Laboratory, Division of Animal Sciences

November 15, 2023

Strategies to maintain genome integrity in genome edited pigs using anti-CRISPR AcrllA4

Dr. Zidao Wang

Post-doctoral scholar – Amanda Patterson Laboratory, Division of Animal Sciences

December 13, 2023

Understanding the contribution of mesenchymal to epithelial transition (MET) to postpartum endometrial repair in mice


Dr. Tran's photo
Dr. Dinh Nam Tran – Work-In-Progress

Post-doctoral scholar – Jeong Laboratory, OB/GYN & Women Health

December 14, 2022

Role of Grb2 in endometrium receptivity and female infertility

Dr. Zigo's photo
Dr. Michal Zigo

Research Scientist, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri

November 16, 2022

Role of Zinc and Neurodegeneration Associated Pathways in Boar Sperm Capacitation

Dr. Buratini's photo
Dr. Jose Buratini

Scientific Coordinator, Eugin Italy, Associate Professor

Associate Professor, 

May 4, 2022

Putative roles of FSH and AMH in the regulation of oocyte developmental competence and age-related subfertility

Dr. de Paula-Lopes' photo
Dr. Fabíola F. de Paula-Lopes

 Department of Biological Sciences

April 27, 2022

Strategies of oocyte adaptation and survival to heat stress

Dr. Tesfaye's photo
Dr. Dawit Tesfaye

Associate Professor-ARBL Large Animal Reproduction Biomedical Sciences

April 20, 2022

Extracellular Vesicles: Tiny particles with a big impact on mammalian Reproduction

Dr. Robert's photo
Dr. Claude Robert

Professor, Department of Animal Science

April 13, 2022

The intercellular networking between cumulus cells and the oocyte

Dr. Miller's photo
Dr. David Miller

Professor, Department of Animal Sciences

February 9, 2022

Sperm storage in the oviduct: A sweet spot

Dr. Kastelic's photo
Dr. John P. Kastelic

Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

February 2, 2022

Testicular function and fertility in bulls

Dr. Visconti's photo
Dr. Pablo Visconti

Professor, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

January 26, 2022

Sperm signaling in ART and Science

Dr. Zigo's photo
Dr. Michal Zigo

Research Scientist, Department of Animal Sciences

January 19, 2022

Zinc is a master-regulator of sperm binding, motility, and metabolic modulation during porcine sperm capacitation


Dr. Hoffmann's photo
Dr. Hanne Hoffmann

Professor, Department of Animal Science

December 8, 2021

Circadian time keeping in female fertility and pregnancy

Dr. Arora's photo
Dr. Ripla Arora

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

December 1, 2021

Form and function: Uterine 3D structure-function relationships in early pregnancy

Dr. Qiao's photo
Dr. Joe (Huanyu) Qiao

Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences

November 17, 2021

RNF212 makes an impressive memory in oocyte

Dr. Cardoso's photo
Dr. Rodolfo Cardoso

Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science

November 10, 2021

Developmental programming of the neuroendocrine system: Implications for animals and humans

Dr. Denicol's photo
Dr. Anna Denicol

Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science

November 3, 2021

Advances in ovarian cortex and follicle culture for studying preantral folliculogenesis

Dr. Mishra's photo
Dr. Birendra Mishra

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences

October 27, 2021

Mechanistic insights on the oviductal gene expression and egg formation in poultry

Dr. Binelli's photo
Dr. Mario Binelli

Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences

October 20, 2021

Peri-estrus regulation of uterine function

Dr. Matthew's photo
Dr. Dan Matthew

Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science

October 13, 2021

The in vivo produced cow conceptus microenvironment: zooming in on the endometrium

Dr. Susiarjo's photo
Dr. Martha Susiarjo

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

October 6, 2021

Exploring the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals on maternal health and fetal development

Dr. Li's photo
Dr. Rose Li

Assistant Professor, OB/GYN & Women’s Health

September 22, 2021

Maternal bioactive diets on transgenerational disease prevention