Talks and presentations

Physiological Compromise in Carriers of The Fragile X Premutation: Lessons from the Ovary

June 05, 2017

Talk, University of Colorado-Denver, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

A ‘general research interests’ talk for the UC-Denver Integrated Physiology Graduate Program, with focus on our work on Fragile X Premutation. I will cover recent progress in studying basic follicle development and survival, challenges in quantifying ovarian follicles, and the interface between reproductive physiology and reproductive medicine.

Fragile X Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

April 27, 2017

Talk, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

Research update on FXPOI and our work using CRISPR genome editing to modify Fragile X premutation alleles.

Primordial Follicle Growth Activation

February 27, 2017

Talk, UC-Denver, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aurora, CO

Presentation for Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellows on the genetics and biochemical/signaling regulation of primordial follicle growth activation.

In Vitro Derived Oocytes

July 25, 2016

Talk, Expert Working Group on IVDOs, OvaScience, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Co-leader of expert working group, developing position paper on the state-of-the-science and practicality of generating human eggs in vitro.

Ovarian Follicle Dynamics

November 17, 2015

Talk, University of Milan/Universita San Raffaele, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere., Milan, Italy

Provided a brief survey of the field and original data on the development of individual ovarian follicles within dynamic population(s).

Crime Scene Ovary: Forensic Evaluation of the Mammalian Ovarian Follicle.

September 23, 2015

Talk, Center for Reproductive Biology, Washington State University and the University of Idaho., Pullman, WA

Seminar covered original data describing the growth of “healthy/intact” ovarian follicles and the death and clearance of “dying/atretic” follicles; mechanistic implications also discussed.