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2021 Virtual Symposium Speakers

October 13-15, 2021

Keynote Lecture

“Evolution of the Fetal-Maternal Relationship: Why and how is mammalian viviparity special?”

Gunter Wagner, PhD

Günter P. Wagner, PhD

Alison Richard Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Yale University
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Yale Medical School




Dr. Isabella CaniggiaDr. Isabella Caniggia MD, PhD
Senior Investigator
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai Health System
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Physiology
University of Toronto


“Preeclampsia and the Oxygen Response: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Targeting Approaches”

Lisa Joss-MooreLisa Joss-Moore, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, and Department of Nutrition and Integrated Physiology (adjunct)
University of Utah


“The Ins and Outs of Developmental Lipid Signaling”

Pablo J. RossPablo J. Ross, DVM, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Animal Science
University of California, Davis


“Reprogramming and pluripotency in the bovine preimplantation embryo”

Stephanie PangasStephanie Pangas, PhD
Associate Professor and Roger Rossen Endowed Professorship of Reproductive Pathology, Department of Pathology & Immunology
Baylor College of Medicine


“SUMOylation regulates key stages of mammalian oocyte development”

Sue HammoudSue Hammoud, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics
University of Michigan


“Modern approaches to revisit unsolved questions in the spermatogenesis program”

Thorold TheunissenThorold Theunissen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


“Understanding human pluripotent states and their applications in reproductive science”

Greenwald Symposium

University of Kansas Medical Center
Greenwald Symposium
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 3050
Kansas City, KS 66160