Reproductive and Developmental
Sciences Program

Vision: To be the leading Center of Excellence in the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences and enhance research partnerships with other research universities and international entities and uphold the traditions of an exceptional land grant institution.

Mission: The overall goal of the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program at Michigan State University is to leverage and expand ongoing collaborations between faculty working in animal science, human medicine, veterinary medicine, genetics, and regenerative medicine and to further formalize this unique trans disciplinary focus in a manner that will enhance the rate of scientific discovery and the quality of graduate and postdoctoral training.

The past two decades have ushered in landmark discoveries in the reproductive and developmental sciences of significant potential impact to human health and animal agriculture, including advancements in assisted reproductive technologies and derivation of human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells and the transition of regenerative medicine from the realm of theory to application. Michigan State University has a long history of excellence in the reproductive and developmental sciences, and is unique in having both cutting-edge research in the reproductive and developmental sciences across a wide range of animal models, clinical entities and in population-based human reproductive outcomes all on a single campus. The Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program  (RDSP) is composed of a strong and interactive group of faculty from the College of Human Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources with diverse expertise and research interests who are engaged in fundamental and translational research geared towards advancements in regenerative medicine.

Seminar Series - Sathish Kumar, PhD

The MSU Seminar Series

Sathish Kumar, PhD

Assistant Professor

University of Texas Medical Branch

Maternal androgens in cardiovascular function, placental development and fetal programming.”

Presentation Overview

Elevated androgen levels are reported in pregnant African American women and in women with compromised pregnancies, such as in preeclampsia, maternal PCOS, smoking, obesity, and stress. This presentation will share knowledge on the impact of such increase in androgen levels on maternal cardiovascular and placental function and long term fetal health.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

251 Secchia

Videoconference to 1310 Anthony Hall.

Host:  Dr. Asgi Fazleabas

Seminar Series - Dr. Almundena Veiga - Lopez

2016 - 2016 Seminar Series


Dr. Almundena Veiga - Lopez

"Evironmental Origins of Disease"

Friday, October 14, 2016

10:30 AM

1310 Anthony Hall

Dr. Alyson Lokken, a postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Alyson Lokken, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Amy Ralston has received an award from the National Institutes of Health Contraception and Infertility Loan Repayment Program (NIH-LRP) from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for her research on the dual roles of OCT4 in preimplantation development.

Senior Faculty Position in Reproductive/Developmental Biology

As part of the Global Impact Initiative, Michigan State University is making a significant investment to advance research in reproductive and developmental biology. MSU has a growing cohort of well-funded, highly interactive faculty involved in research and discovery at the interface of human and animal infertility, developmental origins of health and disease and causes and remediation of adverse pregnancy outcomes which form the foundation of the MSU Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program Applications are currently being accepted for a tenured faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor level. The ideal candidate will be committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative research that complements current focal areas within the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program.

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