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 - Spring 2016

Wednesday, February 10
Aritro Sen, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
Androgens: Not Your Father's Steroid AnymoreA
Hosted by Dr. Susan Quirk (

Wednesday, February 17
Adrian McNairn, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate - Schimenti Laboratory
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Female-Biased Embryonic Death from DNA Replication Stress-Induced Inflammation
Hosted by Dr. John Schimenti (

Tuesday, February 23
Note - Different Day & Location:
Boyce Thompson Institute Auditorium

Kyle Orwig, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Stem Cell Therapies for Male Infertility
Hosted by Dr. Paula Cohen (

Wednesday, March 2
Xin Zhiguo Li, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

RNA for next generation—piRNA in spermatogenesis
Hosted by Dr. John Schimenti (

Wednesday, March 9
Alexander J. Travis, VMD, PhD
Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology
Baker Institute for Animal Health
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Canine IVF: Challenges and Opportunities
Hosted by Dr. Pat Johnson (

Wednesday, March 16
Julio Giordano, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Science
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Cows Going High Tech: Linking Reproductive Biology and Technology
Hosted by Dr. W. Ron Butler (

Wednesday, March 23
Lara Mouttham
PhD Candidate
Cornell-Smithsonian Joint Graduate Training Program
Zoology and Wildlife Conservation
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Characterization of Primordial Follicle Activation and Follicular Integrity After Vitrification Using Two Model Species
Hosted by Dr. Joanne Fortune (

Wednesday, March 30
Spring Break!

Wednesday, April 6
John S. Davis, PhD
Professor and Director of Research and Development
Olson Center for Women’s Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Metabolic Events During the Rise and Fall of the Corpus Luteum
Hosted by Dr. Joanne Fortune (

Wednesday, April 13
- no seminar scheduled at this time -

Wednesday, April 20
Tamara Tilburgs, PhD
Research Associate - Strominger Laboratory
Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Fetal Tolerance and Anti-Viral Immunity at the Maternal-Fetal Interface in Human Pregnancy
Hosted by Dr. Doug Antczak (

Wednesday, April 27
R. Michael Roberts, PhD
Curators’ Professor of Animal Sciences, Biochemistry, and Veterinary Pathobiology
Department of Animal Sciences
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

Pluripotent Stem Cells from Domesticated Animals
Hosted by Dr. Vimal Selvaraj (