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RDSP 4th Annual Research Day 2020 

Virtual Symposium

Thursday, September 24, 9:00-11:00

Friday, September 25th, 9:00-12:00


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Ryan Marquardt

Ryan Marquardt has been awarded an NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) for the project titled: “The role of ARID1A in endometriosis-related infertility”. This project is sponsored by Dr. Jae-Wook Jeong and co-sponsored by Dr. Asgerally Fazleabas in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology. Ryan is a doctoral candidate in the Cell and Molecular Biology Program studying the molecular basis of endometrial dysfunction implicated in endometriosis and infertility.

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Please join us biweekly on Mondays at noon via Zoom for exciting seminars by our very own RDSP faculty!

June 8~ Dr. Jason Knott

June 22~ Dr. Amy Ralston

July 20 ~ Dr. Ron Chandler

August 3~ Dr. AsgiFazleabas

August 17 ~ Dr. Jose Teixeira

August 31 ~Dr. Peggy Petroff


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We look forward to “seeing” you there!


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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.

margaret petroff

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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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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