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Program in Reproductive Sciences Seminars


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Seminars are held Tuesdays at 4pm in RC2 3rd floor conference room P15-3109, unless otherwise noted. Student annual research update talks held monthly in RC2-3109 on Friday afternoons at 3:30pm unless otherwise noted. All ​are welcome!


Dr. K. Joseph Hurt, MD, PhD, Seminar Series Director.

For additional information or to request to meet with a visiting speak​er, please contact:
Barb.Hughes@ucdenver.edu, Seminar Coordinator. 
Tel: (303) 724-3506
Fax: (303) 724 3512

Sponsored by Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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 Date      Speaker      Affiliation                     Title
9/6/12
Thursday
Frontiers in Pregnancy Research Symposium   Genetics of Pregnancy and Personalized Medicine
9/11/12 Enette Larson Meyer, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Wyoming
Department of Family and Consumer Science
Presence and Dynamics of Appetite Regulating Hormones in Human Breast Milk at Early Postpartum and Relation to Infant Growth
9/11/12
12:00 PM
Hensel Phelps
Geoffrey M. Wahl, PhD
Professor
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Gene Expression Laboratory​
Stem Cells, Cancer Stem Cells, and Cancer: What are the Relationships
9/18/12 Dean's Distinguished:
Beatrice Hahn, MDProfessor
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Microbiology
Ape Reservoirs of Human AIDS and Malaria in Hensel Phelps West
9/25/12 Kathy Connell, MD
Associate Professor
Univ Colorado AMC Going back to the basics with the developmental gene, HOXA11, in order to move forward in options for women with pelvic organ prolapse
10/2/12 Ruben Alvero, MD
Professor, OB-Gyn
University of Colorado
REI section head​
The efficacy of an aromatase inhibitor in the treatment of male subfertility: A randomized clinical trial concept proposal for the Reproductive Medicine Network.
10/9/12 Stephen Ford, PhD
Professor and Director
University of Wyoming
Reproductive Biology
Impacts of maternal obesity on prenatal and postnatal growth and development of offspring in a sheep model
10/16/12 Dean's Distinguished:
Elaine Ostrander, PhD
Chief & NIH Distinguished Investigator
National Human Genome Research Institute,
National Institutes of Health
Cancer Genetics Branch
The Human Links to Good Dogs with Bad Genes
10/23/13 David O Norris, PhD
Professor
Univ Colorado Boulder
Dept of Integrated Physiology
Endocrine disrupting chemicals in wastewater: implications for wildlife and human health
10/26/13
Friday
3:30 PM
Claire Gustafson
Graduate Student
Univ Colorado AMC
Immunology Gradua​te Program
Janoff Lab
Mucosal immune development in infants
10/30/12 Leslie Myatt, Ph.D.
Professor of OB-GYN
Univ Texas Health Science Center
 
Sexual dimorphism in placental response and function in obesogenic and inflammatory environments
11/6/12 Carol Sartorius, PhD
Associate Professor
Univ Colorado AMC
Dept of Pathology
Steroid hormone regulation of breast cancer heterogeneity
11/13/12 Dean's Distinguished:
Kevin Gardner, MD PhD
Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression,
National Cancer Institute
Molecular linkages between metabolic imbalance and breast cancer: an epigenetic connection
11/16/12
Friday
3:30
Allyson Booth
Graduate Student
Univ Colorado AMC
McManaman Lab​
Ultrastructural analysis of impaired lactation in mouse gene​tic models
  Melanie Scully​
Graduate Student
Univ Colorado AMC
Program in Molecular Biology
Jackson Lab
Estrogen regulation of PTEN activity and compartmentalization
11/20/12 Janet Hall, MD
Professor
Harvard Medical School
Reproductive Endocrinology
Estrogen and the brain – neuroendocrine effects and beyond
11/27/12 Patrick Burns, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Northern Colorado
Department of Biological Sciences
Fish oils – a possible way to regulate prostaglandin metabolism in reproductive tissues
12/4/12 Ronny Drapkin, MD PhD
Assistant Professor
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Harvard Medical School
Department of Pathology
Coming into focus: the non-ovarian origins of ovarian cancer
12/11/12 Wendy Kohrt, PhD
Professor
Univ Colroado AMC
Division of Geriatric Medicine
See Jack run. See Jill run. What makes Jack and Jill run? (An introduction to the Specialized Center of Research on Sex Differences)
12/14/12
Friday
3:30
Margaret Heerwagen
Graduate Student
Univ Colorado AMC
Program in Reproductive Sciences
Friedman Lab
Maternal obesity, dietary fat and fetal metabolic programming
12/17/12
Monday
4:00-5:00
Hensel West
Dean's Distinguished:
Stephen Teret, JD,MPH
Professor, Dept of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Litigating the Public’s Health
1/8/13
 
Jonathan Van Blerkom
Professor
Univ Colorado Boulder
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Fertilization competence, oolemmal lipid microdomains, and mitochondrial polarity in idiopathic infertility in women
1/15/13 Dean's Distinguished:
Bonnie Bassler, PhD
Professor
Princeton University
Molecular Biology
 
1/22/13

Gerrit J. Bouma, PhD
Associate Professor
Colorado State University
Deptartment of Biomedical Sciences
Exosomes in ovarian function and disease
1/25/13
Friday
3:30
Jaime Fornetti
Graduate Student
Univ Colorado AMC
Program in Reproductive Sciences
Schedin Lab
Manipulating Quorum Sensing to Control Bacterial Pathogenicity
1/29/13 Dan LaBarbera, PhD
Assistant Professor
Univ Colorado AMC
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dual Inhibitors of Topoisomerase IIα and TCF-transcription Targeting Drug Resistant and Metastatic Cancers
2/5/13 Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Department of Psychiatry
Mechanistic studies of menopause using GnRH agonist models
2/12/13 Laxmi Kondapalli, MD
Assistant Prof., OB-Gyn
Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar
Univ Colorado AMC
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Early Childhood Outcomes after Assisted Reproductive Technology: A Pilot Study of Neurodevelopment, Behavior, and Obesity
2/19/13 Dean's Distinguished:
Emmanuel Mignot, MD PhD
Professor and Director
Stanford Medical School
Center for Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy, infections and immunity
2/21/13
Thursday
3:30
Allyson Booth
Graduate Student
Univ Colorado AMC
Program in Reproductive Sciences
Role of P13K in pituitary lactotroph proliferation
  Chu-An Wang, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Univ Colorado AMC
Program in Molecular Biology
Ford Lab
The novel function of VEGF-C in mediating oxidative stress response through regulation of SOD3 in breast cancer
2/26/13

Chuck Harrell, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Perou Lab
University of North Carolina School of Medicine Subtyping Breast Cancer Metastasis
3/5/13 R. Ann Word, MD
Professor
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibulin-5: An elastogenic organizer important for pelvic organ support
3/12/13 No Seminar -
Spring Break
 
 
 
3/19/13 Dean's Distinguished:
Cato T. Laurencin, MD PhD
Professor
University of Connecticut
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Musculoskeletal Regenerative Engineering: The Future of Tissue Engineering
3/26/13 Sue Moenter, PhD
Professor
University of Michigan
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Central control of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron activity and secretion
3/29/13
Friday
3:30
Adrianne Stefanski
Graduate Student
University of Colorado AMC
Program in Reproductive Sciences
Placental Siglec-6 signaling modulates trophoblast invasion: Is it glycoprotein- context dependent?
4/2/13 Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD PhD
Associate Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Vitamin D and reproduction: A role beyond bone health
4/23/13 Camille Hoffman, MD
Assistant Prof., OB-Gyn
Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar
Denver Health Medical Center
UC Denver Maternal Fetal Medicine
Stressed out and pregnant: Causes and Effects
4/26/13 Emily Busta
Graduate Student
Univ Colorado AMC
Program in Reproductive Sciences
Winn Lab
Factor H in preeclampsia
  Linnea Schmidt
Graduate Student
Univ Colorado AMC
Program in Reproductive Sciences
Williams Lab
Gain in hedgehog signaling in the limb and frontonasal prominence mesenchyme causes drastic skeletal patterning defects
4/30/13 Teresa Woodruff, PhD
Professor
Northwestern University School of Medicine​​
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Oncofertility: Translation in multiple dimensions
5/7/13 Sarah England, PhD
Professor
Washington University, St. Louis
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The impact of electrogenic changes on pregnancy outcomes
5/14/13 Dean's Distinguished
Daniel J. Rader, MD
Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Medicine and Pharmacology
Translational medicine in lipids and atherosclerosis: From human genetics to new biological pathways to novel therapeutics
5/21/13 Allyson Booth
Graduate Student
Univ Colorado AMC
Program in Reproductive Sciences
The role of MST4 kinase in pituitary tumors
  Rebecca Green
Graduate Student
Univ Colorado AMC
Program in Reproductive Sciences
Williams Lab
AP-2 based mouse models of human birth defects
5/28/13 James R. Lambert, MD
Assistant Research Professor
University of Colorado AMC
Department of Pathology
Preclinical evaluation of a novel anticancer agent
6/4/13 Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Univ Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Molecular mechanisms of placental nutrient sensing
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 Date      Speaker      Affiliation                     Title
​08/26/13
MONDAY
Candidate Seminar
George Christ, PhD
Professor
​Virginia Tech/
Wake Forest University
Regeneration, repair and remodeling of the lower urinary tract​
​09/09/13
MONDAY
Candidate Seminar
Carole Lange, PhD
Professor
University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center​ Context‐Dependent Actions of Progesterone in Breast Cancer Models​
09/10/13 Gautam Chaudhuri, MD/PhD
Distinguished Professor/Chair
Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of California Los Angeles
The role of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in breast cancer
09/17/13 Dean's Distinguished
Jean-Laurent Casanova
Professor
St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases
The Rockefeller University
Life-threatening infectious diseases of childhood: single-gene inborn errors of immunity
09/25/13
WED.
March of Dimes Frontiers in Pregnancy Research
Graham Burton, FMedSci
Kelle Moley, MD
and others


University of Cambridge
Washington University
Placental molecular responses to hypoxia at high altitude
Maternal metabolic disorders, oocyte alternatives and long-term offspring health
10/01/13 Robert Garcea, MD
Professor
Dept. of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and the Biofrontiers Institute
Univ Colorado Boulder
Human papillomaviruses and cervical cancer: past, present, and future
10/15/13 Dean’s Distinguished
J. Lee Nelson
Professor
Medicine, Rheumatology
Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington
The Otherness of Self in Autoimmunity and Alloimmunity: Microchimerism 3
10/18/13
Friday
Jaime Fornetti
PiRS Graduate Student
Annual Update
Schedin Lab
University of Colorado-AMC
A novel in vitro model of phagocytic mammary epithelial cells: insights into postpartum breast cancer promotion
10/22/13 Michal Elovitz, MD
Associate Professor
Ob/Gyn
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Prenatal Inflammation, fetal brain injury and TLR pathways
10/29/13 Lorna Moore, PhD
Professor
Ob/Gyn
University of Colorado-AMC
Genetic infuences on uteroplacental blood flow and fetal growth: lessons from high altitude
11/01/13
Friday
Becca Green
PiRS Graduate Student
Annual Update
Williams Lab
University of Colorado-AMC
Development of cleft lip and palate – a role for shape
11/05/13 Janet Rossant, PhD
Senior Scientist & Chief of Research, Lombard Chair in Paediatric Research
Departments of Molecular Genetics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Toronto
Making the mouse blastocyst
11/12/13 Lee Niswander
Investigator
Professor
HHMI
Dept of Pediatrics
University of Colorado-AMC
Gene-environment interactions in early development
11/15/13
Friday
Michael Oliphant
PiRS Student
Rotation Talk

Melanie Scully
Research Update
Spillman Lab
University of Colorado-AMC


Jackson Lab
University of Colorado-AMC
Journey through the center of the diagphragm: studies of ovarian cancer cell migration

Estrogen regulation of tumor suppressor PTEN in endometrial cancer cells
11/19/13 Dean’s Distinguished
David Relman
Professor
Stanford University
 
Diversity, Stability, and Resilience of the Human Microbiome
11/26/13 Celia Sladek, PhD
Professor


Lisa Kurth, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Dept of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Colorado-AMC

Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado-AMC
Endocrine and Neurobehavioral Actions of Oxytocin: ADHD and Related Outcomes


12/03/13 Paul Rozance, MD
Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Neonatology
University of Colorado-AMC
Disruption of Pancreatic Beta Cell - Endothelial Cell Cross Talk in Fetal Growth Restriction
12/10/13 Miles Wilkinson, PhD
Professor
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology
Univ of California San Diego
The X-linked Rhox homeobox gene cluster: epigenetic regulation and roles in spermatogonial stem cells
12/17/13 Dean’s Distinguished
Michael W. Young
Professor
The Rockefeller University
 
Genes Controlling Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
01/07/14 Isabel Schlaepfer, PhD University of Colorado-AMC
 
Lipid Metabolism in Prostate Cancer Cells: A New Area of Therapeutic and Imaging Promise?
01/14/14 Sam Mesiano, PhD
Associate Professor
Case Western Reserve University Mechanism of progesterone action in human pregnancy and parturition
01/21/14 Dean’s Distinguished
Jeffrey M. Friedman
Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
The Rockefeller University
Leptin, Leptin Therapy and the biological basis of obesity
01/28/14 Adrianne Stefanski
PiRS Student
Annual Update
Winn Lab
University of Colorado-AMC
Investigating Siglec-6 signaling and Exoxomal small RNAs in trophoblasts
02/04/14 Laura Brown, MD University of Colorado-AMC
 
Targeting myogenesis to improve fetal skeletal muscle growth in IUGR
02/11/14 Russell Anthony, PhD
Professor
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Assessing Gene Function in the Placenta
02/18/14 Dean’s Distinguished
Craig B. Thompson
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
 
Metabolic Inputs into Cancer Epigenetics
02/25/14 Emily Busta
PiRS Graduate Student
Annual Update
Winn Lab
University of Colorado-AMC
Alterations in amnion methylation: A role in preterm birth
02/28/14
Friday
Michael Oliphant
PiRS Student
Rotation Talk

Brandi Briggs
Annual Update
Ford Lab
University of Colorado-AMC


University of Colorado Boulder
Ferguson Lab
p53-independent regulation of MDM2: is Six1 a third wheel?


Ultrasound elastography reference materials: Developing methods for early detection of cervical insufficiency
03/04/14 Tod Hansen, PhD
Professor
Biomedical Sciences Dept
Colorado State University
Interferon-stimulated genes mediate establishment of pregnancy in ruminants
03/11/14 Spring Break
No Seminar Scheduled
   
03/18/14 Dean’s Distinguished
Carlos L. Arteaga
Professor
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
 
Presurgical Studies in Breast Cancer: Role in Clinical Development and Discovery of Mechanisms of Drug Resistance
03/25/14 Linnea Schmidt
PiRS Student
Annual Update
Williams Lab
University of Colorado-AMC
Increased Fgf8 and Hh signaling leads to cranial and limb skeletal malformations
04/01/14 Brian Cherrington, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular Endocrinology
Dept of Zoology & Physiology
University of Wyoming
The role of peptidylarginine deiminases (PAD) enzymes in female reproductive tissues and cancer pathogenesis
04/08/14 T. Rajendra Kumar
Associate Professor
Univ of Kansas Medical Center
 
Genetic modification of gonadotropin secretion patterns and ovarian function
04/15/14 Dean’s Distinguished
Mitchell A. Lazar
Professor
University of Pennsylvania
 
Coordination of Circadian Rhythms and Metabolic Physiology
04/22/14 Shunping Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Andrology Laboratory Director, Advanced Reproductive Medicine
Ob/Gyn
University of Colorado-AMC
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis/Screening: The Past, Present and Future​
04/29/14 No Seminar Scheduled

05/06/14 Amy Navratil, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Zoology & Physiology
University of Wyoming
GnRH receptor signaling: understanding gonadotrope plasticity
05/09/14
Friday
Michael Oliphant
PiRS Student
Rotation Talk

Lab TBD
University of Colorado-AMC
Targeting multiple mechanisms of metastasis in triple negative breast cancer and ovarian cancer
Allyson Booth
PiRS Student
Annual Update
Gutierrez-Hartmann Lab
University of Colorado-AMC
P13K, not MAPK, drives lactotrope proliferation
05/13/14 Clyde Wright, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics-Neonatology
UCD-AMC
Damage control: targeting the NFkb inhibitory proteins IkBa and IkBb to modulate the response to inflammatory stress in the developing lung
05/20/14 Paul Goodfellow, PhD
Professor
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
Contextualizing the cancer genome atlas for endometrial cancers: gaining perspective on biological and statistical evidence
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 Date      Speaker      Affiliation                     Title
9/20/11 Adrianne Stefanski
 Rebecca Green
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
"Journal Club" 
9/27/11 Terry Nett, PhD
Professor of Biomedical  Sciences
 Colorado State University  "A Toxic Approach to Control of Fertility and Cancer"  
10/4/11 Aaron Patrick, PhD
   

Heide Wilson, PhD
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
 "Structure of the Pro-Tumorigenic and pro- Metastatic SIX1-EYA Transcriptional complex for Structure Based Drug Design"

"What are Claudins Doing in Tumor cells Anyway"
10/11/11 Iain L.O. Buxton, PharmD
 Professor of Pharmacology  
University of Nevada
School of Medicine
"New Therapeutic Targets in the Regulation of Myometrial Relaxation"

10/18/11

  No seminar Deans Distinguished Seminar
10/25/11
At Noon in  Shore Family Auditorium
Jessica Wahlig
Doctoral Candidate
McManaman Lab
Thesis defense
Program in Reproductive Sciences
University of Colorado
School of Medicine
"The Effect of High Fat Diet and Obesity on Maternal and Neonatal Lipid Metabolism"
11/1/11 Tessa Crume, PhD MSPH
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University of Colorado AMC
School of Public Health
"The Consequences of in utero Over-nutrition and Perinatal Diet on Offspring Obesity and Fat Distribution: Epidemiologic Evidence from the EPOCH Study"
11/8/11 Jennifer Richer, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
University of Colorado AMC

"The Power of MicroRNAs in Breast and Gynecologic Cancers"
11/15/11 Mark Laudenslager, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Colorado AMC "STRESS: Spitting in the Wind and Splitting Hairs"
11/22/11 Brenda M. Alexander, PhD
Assistant Professor of Animal Science
University of Wyoming "Male Sexual Behavior and the Absence   of Expression"
11/29/11 Emily Busta, Graduate Student

Linnea Schmidt, Graduate  Student
University of Colorado AMC
Reproductive Sciences
"Measuring Oxidative Stress Induced by Maternal High Fat Diet"
"The Effect of Leptin on Leptin Receptor and Integrin Alpha 1 Expression in Invasive Trophoblast Cells"
12/6/11 Susan Sadler, PhD
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
University of Denver "Insulin and IGF-1 in Oocyte Maturation-More Questions than Answers"
12/13/11 No Seminar Deans Distinguished Seminar
1/6/12
Friday at noon in
RC1 East Auditorium
Connie Trimble, MD
Associate Professor of  Gynecology/Obstetrics, Oncology and Pathology
Co-sponsored: Hormone Related Malignancies
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine "Immune Therapies for HPV Disease"
1/10/12 Margaret Heerwagen, BS
Graduate Student

Jaime Fornetti, BS 
Graduate Student
University of Colorado AMC
Program in Reproductive Sciences
"Fetoplacental Lipotoxicity and Offspring
Metabolic Outcomes: Examining a Protective Role for Omega-3s"
"Characterization of Phagocytic Mammary Epithelial Cells during Postpartum Involution"
1/17/12 No Seminar Deans Distinguished Seminar
1/24/12 Dale 'Buck' Hales, PhD
Professor of Physiology
Co-sponsored: Pathology
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, School of Medicine "New Insights into the Pathogenesis of Ovarian Cancer: Identifying Molecular targets for Dietary Intervention"
1/31/12 David Bain, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Colorado
School of Pharmacy
"Toward a Quantitative Understanding of the Human Steroid Receptors: the Role of Energetics"
2/7/12 Katherine Wisner, MD MS
Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences & Epidemiology
Co-sponsored: Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine
"SSRI Treatment during Pregnancy: Are we Asking the Right Questions"
2/14/12 Peggy Neville, PhD
Professor Emerita
University of Colorado AMC "The Biology of Developmental Switches in the Mammary Gland"
2/21/12 No Seminar Deans Distinguished Seminar
2/28/12 Smita Salian-Mehta, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow
Wierman Lab
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
"Axl and Met: Kinase Receptor Crosstalk in GnRH Neuron Survival and Migration"
3/6/12 Emily Busta, BS
Graduate Student

Linnea Schmidt, BS 
Graduate Students
University of Colorado AMC
Program in Reproductive Sciences.
"The Role of Histone Deacetylase 9 (HDAC9) in GnRH Neuron Development"
"Identifying Non-classical Estrogen Responsive Targets in Endometrial Cancer Cells by Microarray"
3/13/12 No Seminar Spring Break
3/20/12 No seminar Deans Distinguished Seminar
3/27/12 Gil Mor, MD, PhD, MSc
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Yale School of Medicine,
Newhaven CT
*Student Invited Speaker
"Inflammation and Pregnancy: The Good and the Bad"
4/3/12 Pei-San Tsai, PhD
Associate Professor of Integrated Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder "Developmental and Postnatal Control of Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone  Neurons"
4/10/12 W. Allan Walker, MD
Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
*Student Invited Speaker
"Immunologic Programming in the Perinatal Period"
4/17/12 Joaquin Espinosa, PhD
Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology 
University of Colorado at Boulder "The Long Road Toward a p53-Based Cancer Therapy: It's Back to Basics"
4/24/12 Stuart Tobet, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University
Fort Collins
"Neuroendocrine Bases for Co-Morbidity of Mood Disorders, Cardiovascular Disease, Infertility and Obesity"
4/27/12
Friday
3pm
Adrianne Stefanski, BA, BS
Graduate Student,
Winn Lab

Rebecca Green, BA
Graduate Student
Williams Lab
University of Colorado, AMC
Program in Reproductive Sciences
 
"Pregnancy Amelioration of Arthritis in SKG Mice Corresponds with Alterations in Serum Amyloid A3"

"AP-2 Based Mouse Models of Human Birth Defects"
5/1/12 Yaacov Barak, PhD
Associate Professor
of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Magee Women's Hospital
University of Pittsburgh
"PPAR gama Transcriptional Networks in Placental Metabolism and Development"
5/8/12 Francesco DeMayo, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Co-sponsor: Cancer Center Cell Biology Program
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
"Understanding the Molecular Interactions Regulating Uterine Biology"
5/15/12 No Seminar Deans Distinguished Seminar
5/18/12
FRIDAY
Noon
Catherine Spong, MD
Chief, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch
Co-sponsor: Pediatrics
NICHD
NIH
Bethesda, MD
"Neuroprotection in Models of Down Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome"
5/22/12 Emily Busta
Graduate Student
Linnea Schmidt
Graduate Student
University of Colorado
Program in Reproductive Sciences
"Placental Siglec-6: A Role in Early Trophoblast Invasion"
"Manipulation of Hedgehog Signaling Results in Limb and Craniofacial Abnormalities"
5/29/12 Jennifer Armstrong-Wells, MD MPH
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Neurology
Children's Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
"Patterns of Placental Inflammation and the Fetal Inflammatory Response in Pregnancies Complicated by Premature Rupture of Membranes"



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