University of Wisconsin–Madison


2018 Annual Research Symposium

The 2018 Symposium will take place on Thursday, May 3rd at the Fluno Center for Executive Education.  Our guest speakers will be Dr. Joel Eisner (VP of Medical and Scientific Affairs at Innocrin Pharmaceutical, Inc) and Dr. Roland Stein (Vanderbilt University).  Links to registration: ERP Faculty/Students; Non-ERP Faculty/Students/Staff.


2018 Event Information

The Annual Symposium will be held on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at the Fluno Center located at 601 University Ave, Madison, WI.

Registration Information:

Event registration will close Wednesday, April 25th. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the Keynote Presentations.

Final Event Schedule

8:30 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. Joel Eisner

Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, Durham, NC

Selective CYP17 Lyase and Androgen Receptor Inhibition as a Treatment for Hormone-dependent Cancers”

10:10 AM – 10:25 AM Coffee Break
10:25 AM – 10:45 AM Kenna Degner – Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Src Kinase Inhibition does not Rescue VEGF-Induced Junctional Disruption”

10:45 AM – 11:05 AM Marissa Kraynak – Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology

“Female Sexual Receptivity Depends Upon Extra-Ovarian Estradiol Synthesis in Marmoset Monkeys”

11:05 AM – 11:25 AM Samantha Weaver – Dept. of Dairy Science

“Administration of a TPH1 Inhibitor During Pregnancy and Lactation Preserves Maternal Bone Mass Post-Weaning”

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch – Oros Executive Dining Room
12:30 PM – 12:50 PM Katie Beverley – Dept. of Pediatrics

“Polarized Expression of Kir7.1 Channels in a 3-D Organoid Culture Model”

12:50 PM – 1:10PM Kristal Gant – Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology

“Biochemical Characterization of Remodeled Collagen from the Ovarian Tumor Microenvironment”

1:10 PM – 1:30 PM Megan Mezera – Dept. Dairy Science

“Distinct Mechanisms Maintain the CL During Early vs Later Pregnancy as Highlighted by Profiles of Prostaglandin F2 Alpha Metabolite (PGFM) in Dairy Cattle During the First and Second Months of Pregnancy”

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM Coffee Break
1:40 PM – 3:00 PM Poster Presentations: Session A: 1:40 PM – 2:20 PM 
Session B: 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 3:10 PM Coffee Break
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Invited Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Roland Stein

Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

How the Islet Beta Cell Enriched Pdx1 Transcription Factor Could Influence Susceptibility to Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Remarks and Awards

Abstract Books from Prior Symposia

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