Annual Symposium

1st Annual Symposium on Development, Disease, and Reproduction


Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Check-In & Poster Display: 2:00pm
Symposium Time: 2:55pm-6:00pm
Location: Veterinary and Biomedical Research 305 (Science Forum)

RSVP Instructions:

RSVP to Carolyn Emerson-Farr at:

Poster Competition:

Poster abstracts due Monday, October 21, 2019
Submit abstracts to Carolyn Emerson-Farr at:

Poster Award Structure
1st place: $500.00
2nd place: $300.00
3rd place: $100.00

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*Awards Presentation
5:50 pm: Science Forum (VBR 305)

*Must be present at the presentation ceremony to receive an award.

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Sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Biology


2019 Symposium on Development, Disease, and Reproduction
Sponsored by the Center for Reproductive Biology

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
VBR 305/Science Forum
2:00 PM                      Check-In & Poster Display 

2:55 - 3:00 PM           Introduction
3:00 – 4:00 PM           Keynote Lecture: Dr. Scott Keeney, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering
                                     Cancer Center:
Breaking PAR: Promoting sex chromosome recombination in male meiosis.
4:00 – 4:20 PM           Dr. Bhagwat Prasad, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University Spokane:
                                     Role of UGTs and drug transporters in testosterone disposition.
4:20 – 4:40 PM           Dr. Michael Phelps, Animal Sciences, Washington State University: Building skeletal
                                     muscle in fish through activin signaling.

4:40 – 5:00 PM           Dr. Michael Griswold, School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University:
                                     Sertologists and the germ cell worshipping cult.

5:00 – 5:50 PM           Poster Session w/ refreshments
5:50 PM                      Award Presentation

6:00 PM                      Meeting Adjourned