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.

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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.

RDSP Trainee Activitees Meetings

Mondays, 12:00-1:00 PM

8/5/19 Anthony Hall 1310/GRRC 1102        
8/12/19 Anthony Hall 1310/GRRC 1102 Postdoc candidate Hoffmann Lab Dr. Sidney Alcantara Pereira -
Investigation of the role of Odd-skipped related 1 (OSR1/Osr1) in the development and function of the female reproductive tract
Dr. Hanne Hoffmann  
8/19/19 Anthony Hall 1310/GRRC 1102 Journal club Manoj Krishna Madhavan Dr. Ripla Arora  
8/26/19 Anthony Hall 1310/GRRC 1102 Journal Club Genna Wilber/GR Dr. Fazleabas  
9/2/19 Anthony Hall 1310/GRRC 1102   LABOR DAY    
9/9/19 Anthony Hall 1310/GRRC 1102 RDSP Seminar Series Guest Speaker Raj Kumar - University of Colorado Anschutz, Professor, Ob&GYN; "Gonadotropin re-routing and ovarian function." Dr. Sen  
9/16/19 Anthony Hall 1310/GRRC 1102 RIP Thu Duong Dr. Hoffmann  
9/23/19 No Noon Series No Noon Series No Noon Series due to RDSP 3rd Annual ARD Thursday, Sept 26. No Noon Series  
9/26/19 WILLOW WOOD GOLF COURSE   RDSP 3rd Annual Research Day at Willow Wood Golf Course, Portland, MI Dr. Jodi Flaws, Keynote  
9/27/19 1240 AH EAC/IAC T32 Meeting, 8:30-10:30 am External and Internal Advisory Committee Meeting Flaws, Moenter, Taylor; Chan, Kaminski, Smith G., Ralston; Fazleabas, Latham  
9/30/19 Anthony Hall 1310/GRRC 1102 GUEST Lecture from GR Dr. Linda Griffith, MIT-endometriosis,tissue engineering and biomaterials Presenting from GRRC 1102 Dr. Asgi Fazleabas  


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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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Willow Wood Golf Course

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


Ronald Chandler PhD

Michigan State University researchers, in collaboration with the Van Andel Institute, have identified a combination of two gene mutations that is linked to endometrial cancer.

“More than 63,000 women are likely to be diagnosed with endometrial cancer this year, making it the most commonly identified type of gynecologic cancer,” said Ronald Chandler, an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology in the College of Human Medicine, who led the study.

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Ten Michigan State University professors have been named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory and community.

The board of trustees voted on and approved the recommendations at its June 21 meeting. The designations were effective immediately.

This recognition is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member by the university. Those selected for the title have been recognized nationally and internationally for the importance of their teaching, research and outreach achievements.

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May 31st , 2019 

Michigan State University 
The University Club, Heritage Room 
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  • Travel toward Michigan State University, and US 127, running north/south.
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