Rising Stars in Reproductive Biology Webinar Series

The Rising Stars in Reproductive Biology Webinar Series

The Rising Stars in Reproductive Biology series is designed to introduce and highlight research from new investigators to the SSR membership and broader reproductive biology research community.


The webinar series will be presented on the third Wednesday in September, October, and November of 2021 and then January, February, and March of 2022. They will occur at 5-6pm EASTERN standard time. Each webinar will be scheduled for 1 hour and will feature a 10-minute introduction by an invited moderator, a 30-40 min talk by a Rising Star speaker, and 10-20 min for questions and answers. This series is free for SSR members.

March 16, 6-7 p.m. EDT

Genetic Engineering Via Mammalian Zygotes

Wataru Fujii, Tokyo University

Since genetically modified animals are helpful for functional analysis of gene or genome information, they are widely used in various life science studies, including Reproductive Biology. With the recent development of genetic modification tools, such as the CRISPR/Cas system, it is now possible to perform genetic modification via zygotes, which was once only possible using ES cells. This talk will introduce the technologies the speaker has reported or is under development.

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February 16, 5-6 p.m. EST

A Small Follicle Tells a Big Story

January 19, 5-6 p.m. EST

Wtf Causes Infertility

Sarah Zanders, Stowers Institute


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November 17, 5-6 p.m. EST

Deciphering The Ovarian Microenvironment Across Developmental, Spatial, And Temporal Axes

Monica M. Laronda, PhD, Northwestern University

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September 15, 6-7 p.m. EDT

Identifying Novel Male Determinants that Influence the Conception Environment

Dr. John Schjenken, NHMRC Research Associate. Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science and College of Engineering, Science and Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia

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October 20, 5-6 p.m. EDT

Functional crosswalk between the gut microbiota and endometriosis

Dr. Ramakrishna Kommagani, B.S. and M.S. degrees in Microbiology from Osmania University, India, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Wright State University, Ohio.

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