Department of Biomedical Sciences


Seminars are held every Wednesday in Morrison Hall – Room 348 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm unless otherwise noted.


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May Lovelace

Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Sciences
Phone: 607-253-3840

Click HERE for a .pdf of this semester's Seminar Schedule.

Reproductive Physiology/Endocrinology Seminar Series - Fall 2016

Wednesday, August 31
Susan S. Suarez, MS, PhD
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Regulation of Sperm Movement through the Mammalian Female Reproductive Tract
Hosted by Dr. Ned Place (

Wednesday, September 7
- no seminar scheduled at this time -

Wednesday, September 14
Ned J. Place, PhD, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Part 1: Hormone Analysis by LC-MS/MS; Part 2: Ovarian Reserve Quantification by Whole-Mount Immunofluorescence

Tuesday, September 20
Note - Different Day & Location
Boyce Thompson Institute Auditorium

Elizabeth Snyder, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, ME

RNA Variants in Male Germ Cells: A New Layer of Developmental Regulation
Hosted by Dr. Paula Cohen (

Wednesday, September 28
- no seminar scheduled at this time -

Wednesday, October 5
Gregory S. Kopf, PhD
Research and Development, Contraceptive Technology Innovation
FHI 360 Durham, NC

The future of contraception:  meeting the needs of the global community
Hosted by Dr. Alex Travis (

Wednesday, October 12
Jennifer Nagashima, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Front Royal, VA

Doggone it: Research updates in domestic dog follicles and oocytes
Hosted by Dr. Alex Travis (

Wednesday, October 19
Sydney A. Asdell Lecture Series
Milo Wiltbank, PhD

Department of Dairy Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Maintenance or regression of the corpus luteum during multiple decisive periods of bovine pregnancy.
Hosted by Dr. Julio Giordano (

Wednesday, October 26
Deion M. Burks, BS

Graduate Student - Pepling Laboratory
Department of Biology
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

The Effects of Exogenous Hormones on the Progression of Oocytes through Prophase I of Meiosis
Hosted by Dr. Joanne Fortune (

Wednesday, November 2
Carol A. Bagnell, PhD

Department of Animal Science
New Brunswick, NJ

Maternal lactocrine programming of reproductive tract development
Hosted by Dr. Pat Johnson (

Wednesday, November 9
Joseph Welklin, BS

Graduate Student - Webster Laboratory
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Androgens link social environment, sexual selection, and fitness in an Australian songbird.
Hosted by Dr. Mike Webster (
Kristina Smiley, BS
Graduate Student - Adkins-Regan Laboratory
Department of Psychology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

The role of prolactin in parental care behavior in the biparental zebra finch
Hosted by Dr. Elizabeth Adkins-Regan (

Wednesday, November 16
NOTE: Different Location - Boyce Thompson Institute Auditorium
Victoria J. Miller, MA
Executive Director
Trisomy 18 Foundation
Dale City, VA

Trisomy 18 Steals Many Families’ Dreams:  The Impact of Meiotic Errors in the Lives Families and their Children
Hosted by Dr. Paula Cohen (

Wednesday, November 23
Thanksgiving Break!

Wednesday, November 30
Marco Seandel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
Department of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

The Paternal Germline as a Source of De Novo Disease Risk: Congenital Disorders, Cancer, & Beyond
Hosted by Dr. Robert Weiss (