Welcome from the Director
Welcome to the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, an internationally known research center established to promote research training relating to women's and children's health with focus on reproductive biology, immunology, oncology, toxicology and prenatal medicine. Our scientists are shaping the understanding of how human being's health is molded even before the fetus begins to grow. We integrate basic, translational and clinical research with the purpose of improving women's health. We have the infrastructure in place to actively contribute to the community as the leading translational center for women's health.
The Mott Center has championed a life-span perspective to reproductive health and an ecological approach to growth, development and well-being. We recognize our responsibility to engage our unique urban environment as we approach reproductive life sciences from bench to bedside and into the community. We are about breaking down barriers and unifying the necessary technologies with expert physician-scientists and the patients we serve.
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News and announcements
- Evaluating the epigenetic age of sperm to predict pregnancy outcomes
- Mott Center continues 50th anniversary celebration year
- Zhibing Zhang lab wins $2.4 million from National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to combat male infertility
- School of Medicine professor discusses fertility's new frontier at Wall Street Journal's Future of Everything Festival
- C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development will hold open house June 9
- Aclust2.0: a revamped unsupervised R tool for Infinium methylation beadchips data analyses
- Urinary phthalate metabolites and their mixtures are associated with advanced sperm epigenetic aging in a general population
- Using high throughput screens to predict miscarriages with placental stem cells and long-term stress effects with embryonic stem cells
- Using Live Imaging and Fluorescence Ubiquitinated Cell Cycle Indicator Embryonic Stem Cells to Distinguish G1 Cell Cycle Delays for General Stressors like Perfluoro-Octanoic Acid and Hyperosmotic Sorbitol or G2 Cell Cycle Delay for Mutagenic Stressors like
- Using Live Imaging and FUCCI Embryonic Stem Cells to Rank DevTox Risks: Adverse Growth Effects of PFOA Compared With DEP Are 26 Times Faster, 1,000 Times More Sensitive, and 13 Times Greater in Magnitude