Seminar Series

The Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series

Established in Spring 2005 as the Research Seminar Series in Cancer and Developmental Biology, this seminar program's research emphasis and focus has evolved over time into developmental and regenerative biology.  The seminars are held at 8:30 am on Thursdays and are sponsored in part by the Peter T. Bohan Fund at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Spring 2015 Schedule

8:30-9:30 a.m., Lied Auditorium, KUMC Campus.

3-12-15 Humphrey Hung-Chang Yao, PhD, NIEHS/NIH
Host: T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD
How to Make an Ovary: From Cell Fate Determination to Folliculogenesis
Seminar Promo (PDF)

Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA, Temple University
Host: Michael Artman, MD

Cell Therapy for Post Myocardial Infarctions
Seminar Promo (PDF)


 P. Prabhakara Reddi, PhD, University of Virginia
Host: T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD

 Transcriptional Precision in Spermatogenesis: Roles for an Insulator, Paused RNA Polymerase, and a Brain Protein (TDP-43)
Seminar Promo (PDF)


 Teresa Woodruff, PhD, Northwestern University
Donald C. Johnson Lecture in Reproduction
Host: T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD

Emerging Opportunities in Oncofertility Practice and Research
Seminar Promo (PDF)



Takahiro Maeda, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Host: Kenneth R. Peterson, PhD

Regulation of Globin Switching by the LRF Transcription Factor: A Step Toward New Therapeutic Strategies for Sickle Cell Disease
Seminar Promo (PDF)

4-30-15 Barbara Knowles, PhD, The Jackson Laboratory and Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Ivan Damjanov Lecture in Stem Cell Research
Promises and Problems in Regenerative Medicine
Seminar Promo (PDF)
5-7-15 Ursula B. Kaiser, MD, Harvard Medical School
Host: T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD
Neuroendocrine Circuits: Fertile Ground for the Study of Puberty & Reproduction
Seminar Promo (PDF)

Emin Maltepe, MD, PhD, UCSF Medical Center
Host: Soumen Paul, PhD

Integrating Metabolism, Environment and Cell Fate in the Placenta
Seminar Promo (PDF)


 Jon Levine, PhD, University of Wisconsin
James L. Voogt Lecture in Neuroendocrinology
Host: T. Rajendra Kumar

Preparing to Launch: The Neuroendocrine Mechanisms that Gate Puberty
Seminar Promo (PDF)



Sponsored by the Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine, the Peter T. Bohan Fund, & the University of Kansas Medical Center. To request a meeting with our speakers, contact

Spring 2015 Seminar Schedule (PDF)

Fall 2014 Seminar Schedule (PDF)

Spring 2005 - Spring 2014 Seminar Schedules (PDF)

Last modified: Mar 31, 2015