Seminar Series


Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 927 2692 7126

Passcode: 238565

Upcoming Seminars 2021


October 20 Patty Yuhas Kieleszewski, PhD
Associate Director, Contract Administration
Wayne State University
Sponsored Program Administration
December 8 
Mike R. Wilson, PhD
NCI K99 Postdoctoral Fellow 
Michigan State University
January 19
Indira U. Mysorekar, PhD
Wagner Endowed Professor
Chief of Basic and Translational Research and Vice Chief,
Section for Infectious Diseases,
Vice Chair for Research Group,
Margaret M and Albert B Alkek Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
February 23
Chas Easley, PhD
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator 
Environmental Health Science
College of Public Health 
Environmental Health Science and Regenerative Bioscience Center
University of Georgia

Past Seminars


"The cGAS-STING Pathway and Therapeutic Vulnerabilities of Ovarian Cancer"
Madhuri Koti, DVM, MV.Sc, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Deparments of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology Cancer Biology and Genetics Division, Queen's Cancer Research Institute Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
"Delivery of an Anti-inflammatory Drug Using Extracellular Vesicles to Reduce Infection-Associated Fetal Inflammatory Response and the Risk of Preterm Birth"
Ramkumar Menon, M.S., Ph.D.
 Dept of OB-GYN/Cell Biology
The University of Texas Medical Branch @ Galveston


"Protection and Preparation: Molecular Multitasking to Achieve Cervical Remodeling Through Pregnancy"
Mala S. Mahendroo, Ph.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
"The Progenesis Study"
Roohi Jeelani, M.D., FACOG.
Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist, Director of Research and Co-Director, Fertility Preservation and Ovarian Aging Center of Excellence at Vios Fertility Institute


"Environmental Factors and Maternal-Child Health in Metropolitan Detroit"
Andrea E. Cassidy-Bushrow, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Henry Ford Health System
Department of Public Health Sciences
1 Ford Place, 5C
"Principles of CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Targeting in Mouse and Rat Models"
Thomas Saunders, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Transgenic Animal Model Care
University of Michigan

Jaeyon Kim, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Melvin & Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

Indiana University School of Medicine

Yaddanapudi Ravindranath, M.B., B.S.
Profesor of Pediatrics
Georgie Ginopolis Chair for Pediatric Cancer and Hematology
Wayne State University School of Medicine

June Charlie Fehl, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Wayne State University 
June Britany Affolter-Caine, Ph.D.
URC Executive Director
Michigan's University Research Corridor
September Sorin Draghici, Ph.D.
Director, James and Patricia Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute
College of Engineering 
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Director of the Intelligent Systems and Bioinformatics Laboratory
Wayne State University



"Stopping Pre-Term Labor by Electrical Inhibition of the Myometrium"
Frederick Naftolin, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine Course Director, Human Reproduction Director, Reproductive Biology Research
New York University, Langone Health


"MNRR1, a Moonlighting Target for Mitochondrial Heterosplasmy"
Siddesh Aras, MBBS, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Center of Molecular Medicine and Genetics

March - September

Cancelled Due to Covid-19


"Molecular Insights into Regulation of Early Lineage Formation and Pluripotency in Preimplantation Embryos"
Jason Knott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Animal Science
Michigan State University


"Post-copulatory Genetic Matchmaking – Towards a Deeper Understanding of Fertilization and Infertility"
Jukka Kekalainen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Eastern Finland


"Placental Small Extracellular Vesicles in Maternal-Fetal Communication and Pregnancy Health"
Yoel Sadovsky, M.D.
Executive Director, Magee-Womens Research Institute, Elsie Hilliard Hillman Chair of Women's Health Research, Distinguished Professor of OB-GYN, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Vice Chair (research), Department of OBG-YN and Reproductive Sciences, Associate Dean, Women's Health Research and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Magee-Womens Research Institute

The seminars are currently held virtually due to COVID-19. Please contact for more information.