NAVIGATING FERTILITY: SCIENCE, SOLUTIONS, AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

April 4, 2024

Talking to the Expert:

Maternal-Fetal Health

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ABOUT THE EVENT

A dynamic and insightful symposium delving into the forefront of fertility research and practice. This event brings together experts, researchers, clinicians and practicioners in the field to share knowledge, discuss advancements and explore the latest developments in fertility.

The program will showcase a combination of basic science, translational and clinical talks as well as a session in the area of fertility. We will close the symposium with a live-stream Q&A geared for the general public to interact with a panel of experts that will include the speakers.

SPEAKERS

Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D., the John M. Malone Jr., M.D., Endowed Chair of Women’s Health Research and scientific director of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development

J. Richard Pilsner, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Wayne State University School of Medicine, on “Tick Tock: Sperm Epigenetic Aging and Reproductive Success”

Stephen Krawetz, Ph.D., of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development and the Wayne State University School of Medicine, on “Messages from Your Father”

Roohi Jeelani, M.D., FACOG, of the Wayne State University School of Medicine (topic to be determined)

Keynote: Kyle Orwig, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, on “Stem Cell Therapies for Male Infertility”

Sue Hammoud, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, on “A Balancing Act: Equalizing Sex Specific CENP-A levels is Critical for Mammalian Embryogenesis”

Josh Bembenek, Ph.D., of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development and the Wayne State University School of Medicine, on “Cell Cycle Control of Oocyte Meiosis”

Zhibing Zhang. Ph.D., of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development and the Wayne State University School of Medicine, on “The mechanisms of MEIG1 Complex in Mammalian Spermiogenesis and Fertilization”

Kin Fai Au, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, on “Long-read Sequencing Discovers a Unique Pattern of Zygotic Activation of Transposable Elements”

Daniel Rappolee, Ph.D., of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development and the Wayne State University School of Medicine, on “Miscarriage From the Point of View of the Embryo and its Stem Cells”

Agenda