Speaker Title Date


David Cook

PhD Candidate – Vanderhyden Lab

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

“Resolving transcriptional dynamics of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition using single-cell RNA sequencing”

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Glen campus, D S1.1427 


Barbara Vanderhyden, PhD

Corinne Boyer Research Chair in Ovarian Cancer

Professor, Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa 

“Epithelial cell plasticity and the origins of ovarian cancer”

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Glen campus, D S1.1427 


Jon Draper, PhD

Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCC-RI)

McMaster University

"The Derivation and Utility of Intestinal Organoids Generated From Human Pluripotent Stem Cells."

Note: This is a joint seminar with the Child Health and Human Development Program (CHHD)

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Glen Site, RI Auditorium, E.S1-1129


Julie Brind'Amour, PhD

Research Associate - Lorincz Lab
Molecular Epigenetics Group

University of British Columbia

“Species-specific endogenous retroviruses drive widespread and heritable DNA methylation changes in oocytes”

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Glen Site, RI Auditorium, E.S1-1129



Julia Barthold, MD
Professor of Urology and Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University

Head of the Pediatric Urology Research Laboratory, Nemours Biomedical Research/
A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

"Androgen Receptor Signaling in Cryptorchidism" 

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

McIntyre, room 1345


Sergey I. Moskovtsev, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Andrology
CReATe Fertility Clinic
Toronto, Ontario

“Laboratory evaluation of male fertility” 

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Glen Campus, DS1.142


Hugh Clarke*
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
McGill University

"Building the bridges of germ line-somatic communication during oogenesis"

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, UdeM
Local 2121


Aimee Ryan*
Departments of Pediatrics and Human Genetics McGill University
"Developmental insights from manipulating tight junction barriers and translation to patient populations"

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Glen Campus, EM1.3509


Barbara Hales*
Professor Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics McGill University

“Current Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Affect Reproductive Health: What Is the Pathway Towards a Safer Tomorrow?”

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Glen Campus, EM1.3509


Yojiro Yamanaka*
Associate Professor
Goodman Cancer Research Centre
Department of Human Genetics
McGill University

“Epithelial morphogenesis in preimplantation mouse development and regulation of pluripotency”

Tuesday, January 24th 2017

Glen Campus, EM1.3509



Serge McGraw*
Centre de Recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal

“Inherited Epigenetic Dysregulation during Early Embryonic Development” 

Tuesday, December 13th 2016

Glen Campus, EM1.3509


Stephen Hammes
Chief, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism,
Department of Medicine, 
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Where do LAMs come from?  Probing the mysteries of lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

Co-hosted with Department of Pharmacology &Therapeutics

Monday, December 5, 2016
McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, room 1345
12:00 p.m.
Greg FitzHarris*
Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Université de Montréal 

Segregating chromosomes in oocytes and embryos; the importance of getting it right

Monday, September 12, 2016
McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, room 1345
12:00 p.m.

Tamara Ouspenskaia, PhD*
HHMI International Fellow,
Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development,
Rockefeller University

Mechanisms of stem cell specification during organ morphogenesis

Monday, June 20, 2016
McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, room 1345
12:00 p.m. 

Dr. Hannah Brown, PhD*
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Robinson Research Institute,
The University of Adelaide – Australia

Diabetes: a really sticky situation at conception

Wednesday, June 1st 2016
Centre de recherche du CHUM, Pavilion R, Room R05.210
12:00 p.m.


Dr. Bluma Lesch, MD/PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of David C. Page, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA

Parallel evolution of germline epigenetic poising and somatic development in metazoan


Please note, Dr. Bluma Lesch’s talk entitled “Parallel evolution of germline epigenetic poising and somatic development in metazoan” will be available by videoconference.
To view the conference via the GoToMeeting system, you can register for Videoconference here :

Wednesday, April 20th 2016
McIntyre Medical Building, room 1345

4:00 p.m.

Dr. Sean Taylor, Ph.D.*
Spécialiste d’applications, Bio-Rad Laboratories Canada

Une nouvelle approche pour la détection et quantification de cibles peu abondantes à l’intérieur d’échantillons complexes avec une precision et sensibililté inégalée

Vendredi le 19 février 2016
Université de Montréal, local 2115
15h à 16h

Dr. Sean Taylor, Ph.D.*
Spécialiste d’applications, Bio-Rad Laboratories Canada

Le qPCR : ses pièges et ses défis

Vendredi le 19 février 2016
Université de Montréal, local 2115
10h à 15h

Dr. Geraldine Delbes*
Assistant Professor,
Institut national de la recherche scientifique Centre INRS – Institut Armand-Frappier

Fetal testis development: a sensitive time to assess the toxicity of environmental chemicals

Tuesday, January 26th  2016
Glen Campus
Block: E Floor: M1 Room: 3509
4:00 p.m.


Dr. Gunnar Toft*
Department of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Danemark

Fetal and adult exposure to environmental contaminants and human reproductive health

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Friday, June 5th, 2015
Salle 1724 Pavillon des Services – INAF
2440, boulevard Hochelaga
Université Laval
10:00 a.m. 

Dr Greg FitzHarris*
Associate Professor,
Université de Montréal
Department of obstetrics and gynaecology
Chromosome segregation in oocytes and embryos - the importance of getting it right Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
Glen Campus E.M1.3509
4:00 p.m.
Tracy Bale, PhD*
Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Neuroscience Center SOVM
University of Pennsylvania
Stressed Parents: maternal and paternal epigenetic programming of the developing brain Monday, May 11th, 2015
Bowerman Room (B-1127), Douglas Institute
Marie-Hélène Verlhac*
Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology
Collège de France
Paris, France
Mouse oocytes can find their centre in the absence of canonical centrosomes  Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Primrose Amphitheatre
Royal Victoria Hospital
Bernard Jégou
French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm)
Université de Rennes
Analgesics during pregnancy and reproductive life: prevalence, endocrine disruption, reproductive abnormalities and implications for public health Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
McIntyre Medical Building, room 1345

*NOTE: This is not a CRRD sponsored seminar but it may be of interest to CRRD members!

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