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 Keith Latham, PhD
 Professor of Animal Science and Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics

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.


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.

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.

News

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The Destiny I Never Dreamt of

Tulasi Talluri is an undergraduate researcher in MSU’s Department of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences.

At the crossroads of service and innovation is where I see myself practicing medicine - or, more accurately, at the plaza. That is, instead of picking a path dedicated to either entirely service or research, I will integrate the two facets as a physician-scientist. The power of discovery and the art of caring for others must be homogenized in medical care, and I aspire to do so throughout my life. Much of my college career has been dedicated to scientific research for this reason, although I was not sure of what exactly I wanted to research until a couple years ago.

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We are excited to announce that Dr. Zara Clark, a visiting scientist in Dr. Ireland’s and Latham’s laboratories, was recently awarded a prestigious three-year Pacific Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand.  She will leave her current position at the end of February 2020 to join the Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Biological Sciences. Her new responsibilities will include mentoring Maori and Pasifika students and identifying biomarkers of aneuploidy in embryos.  More Details

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2019-2020 College of Human Medicine Award Recipients

Research Excellence Award

Margaret G. Petroff, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Pathobiology and

Diagnostic Investigation and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Dr. Peggy Petroff has accepted the position of Director of the CMB Program. Her official start date is November 1

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Read our special collection of journal articles focused on women’s health research! Curation of the collection, based on articles published in 2018 and 2019, was guided by Altmetric Attention Scores and Featured Article designations. 

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Norbert Kaminski, Ph.D. to serve as director for the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) at Michigan State University (MSU). His appointment comes after successfully serving as the center’s interim director.

“Norb’s leadership has proven invaluable, and we are confident that he will continue to elevate the center through his innovate research and dedication to sharing the latest science,” said Doug Buhler, assistant vice president of Research and Innovation at MSU and director of AgBioResearch, the administrative home for CRIS.

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Sept. 26, 2019

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Willow Wood Golf Course
12227 Sandborn Road
Portland, MI 48875

Abstract Submissions are Now Welcome

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