14th Annual Gilbert S. Greenwald Symposium on
Reproduction and Regenerative Medicine

The University of Kansas Medical Center


S C H E D U L E    O F   E V E N T S

Thursday, October 19, 2017
The University of Kansas Medical Center - 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160

4:00 to 4:45 pm

Trainee Elevator Pitches, 1006 Wahl Hall West (Auditorium)

5:00 to 6:15 pm

Keynote Lecture: "Adult-Onset Chronic Disease: Blame the Placenta"
Presented by: Kent Thornburg, PhD
M. Lowell Edwards Chair and Professor, Dept. of Medicine; Director, Center for Developmental Health | Knight Cardiovascular Institute; Director, Bob & Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness; Oregon Health & Science University
Location: 1006 Wahl Hall West (Auditorium)

6:30 to 8:30 pm

Registration, Reception and Poster Session, 5th Floor - Health Education Building (HEB)


Friday, October 20, 2017
Kansas City Public Library (Downtown) - 14 West 10th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

8:00 to 8:30 am


8:30 to 8:35 am



8:35 to 9:05 am

Plenary Speaker #1: Hugh Clarke, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology - McGill University, Montreal
Title: "Germ Line-Somatic Communication in the Ovary: a New Model and Implications for Fertility"

9:05 to 9:35 am

Plenary Speaker #2: Diana Laird, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Reproductive Sciences - University of California, San Francisco
Title: "Epigenetic Dysregulation of Fetal Germ Cells by Environmental Exposures"

9:35 to 9:50 am

Trainee Oral Presentation: Kelsey Timme, BS
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Title"Ovarian Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Associated with Diet InducedObesity (DIO) Impacts RNA-Binding Protein Expression and mRNAStability in the Murine Oocyte"

9:50 to 10:05 am

Trainee Oral Presentation: Omonseigho Talton, BS
University of Missouri
Title: "Maternal Glucose Intolerance Increases Offspring Adipose Mass andInsulin Signaling in Mice" 

10:05 to 10:30 am

Morning Break


10:30 to 11:00 am

Plenary Speaker #3: Liang Ma, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Developmental Biology - Washington University, Saint Louis
Title: "Protein Ubiquitylation in Murine Spermatogenesis"

11:00 to 11:30 am

Plenary Speaker #4: James Pru, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences - Washington State University
Title: "PGRMC1 and PGRMC2 Functions in Female Fertility and Disease"

11:30 to 11:45 am

Trainee Oral Presentation: Zahraa Alali, MS
University of Kansas Medical Center
Title"Identification of RPLP1 as a Novel Target of miR-451a WhoseExperssion is Elevated in Endometriotic Lesion Tissue and Correlates withEndometriotic Lesion Tissue and Cell Proliferation" 

11:45 to 12:00 pm

Trainee Oral Presentation: Andrew Kelleher, BS
University of Missouri
"Forkhead box a2 (FOXA2) and Endometrial Glands are Essential forUterine Function and Fertility"

12:00 to 1:30 pm

Lunch (Trainee-Speaker Lunch Interaction from 12:00 to 12:45 pm)

1:30 to 1:45 pm

Trainee Poster Award Presentation


1:45 to 2:15 pm

Plenary Speaker #5: Eric Greer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics/Newborn Medicine - Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital
Title: "Towards a Mechanism of Epigenetic Inheritance"

2:15 to 2:45 pm

Plenary Speaker #6: Mellissa Mann, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences - Magee-Womens Research Institute
Title: "Impact of Assisted Reproductive Technologies on Genomic Imprinting"

2:45 to 3:00 pm

Trainee Oral Presentation: Yahan Li, BS
University of Missouri
Title: "Assessment of Misregulated microRNAs and Their Target mRNAs inan Assisted Reproduction-induced Congenital Overgrowth Syndrome inBovine"

3:00 to 3:15 pm

Trainee Oral Presentation: Jackson Nteeba, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Title: "Disruption of Pancreatic Prolactin Receptor Signaling Impairs MaternalGlucose Homeostasis"

3:15 to 3:30 pm

Concluding comments, meeting adjourned

Last modified: Oct 13, 2017