2016 Annual Research Symposium

The 2016 Symposium will take place on Thursday, June 16th at the Fluno Center.  Our guest speakers will be Dr. Leslie Myatt (Oregon Health and Sciences University) and Dr. Chad Vezina (University of Wisconsin-Madison).  Links to registration: ERP Faculty/Students; Non-ERP Faculty/Students/Staff.


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The Annual Symposium was held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Fluno Center located at 601 University Ave, Madison, WI.

Registration Information:

Event registration has closed, all faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the Keynote Presentations.

Final Event Schedule

Time Activity
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Poster set-up
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Welcome Remarks
9:10 AM – 10:10 AM Invited Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Zelinski, Oregon Health & Science University
“Preservation of Fertility in Patients with Cancer: Advances and Challenges in Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation, Transplantation and in vitro Follicle Development”
10:10 AM – 10:50 AM Poster Session #1 – Odd poster numbers
10:50 AM – 11:10 AM Anqi Fu
“Oocyte Survival and Follicle Maturation Requires Irx3 and Irx5 to Promote Communication Between Somatic and Germ Cells in the Mouse Ovary”
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM Yousef Alharbi
“Antibody Conjugated-cardiac Glycosides as Potent and Highly Selective Agents for Treatment of Ovarian Cancer”
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch – Executive Dining Room
12:30 PM – 12:50 PM Justin Bohrer, MD
“The Role of Serotonin and Inflammation in Early Mammary Gland Involution in an Obese Mouse Model”
12:50 PM – 1:10 PM Michael Johnson
“Murine MicroRNA 126-3p is Upregulated by Endothelin-1 Signaling and Mediates Some of Its Pre-Mineralization Effects”
1:10 PM – 1:25 PM Break
1:25 PM – 1:45 PM

Kentaro Hayashi
“Altered Sex Steroid Flux in Alzheimer’s Disease”

1:45 PM – 2:05 PM Amanda Hankes
“ECIS Monitoring Reveals TNFα and VEGF Differentially Control Sustained Loss of Endothelial Monolayer Integrity of P-UAEC”
2:05 PM – 2:45 PM Poster Session #2 – Even poster numbers
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM Invited Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Corbett, Medical College of Wisconsin
“Why Do Beta Cells Respond to IL-1?”
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Closing Remarks and Awards

 Abstract Books from Prior Symposia

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