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The Center for Perinatal Discovery
Seminar Series

The Center for Perinatal Discovery Seminar Series occurs the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. Please email Megan Mulholland ( for seminar details.

Upcoming Seminars

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 12:00pm (PDT)
“The fetoplacental vasculature in severe, early-onset fetal growth restriction”
Emily Su, MD, MSCI
Associate Professor of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Reproductive Sciences
University of Colorado Anschutz


Past Seminars

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 12:00pm (PDT)
“Rapid Bioprinting for 3D Tissue Models”
Shaochen Chen, PhD
Professor and Chair of Department of NanoEngineering
Professor of Department of Bioengineering
Founding Co-director of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center, UC San Diego

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 12:00pm (PDT)
"The role of HLA-G+ extravillous trophoblasts in maternal-fetal tolerance and immunity to infection"
Tamara Tilburgs, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. (PDT)
"Stem Cell Insights Into Normal and Abnormal Placental Development and Function"
Jo James, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Obstretrics and Gynecology, FMHS
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. (PDT)
"MotherToBaby Pregnancy Studies: The Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Project"
Christina Chambers, M.D., M.P.H.
UC San Diego Department of Pediatrics

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. (PST)
"The Microbiome Side of Endometrial Cancer"
Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Departments of Surgery and OB/GYN
Mayo Clinic

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. (PST)
"Novel Targets in Pediatric Obesity Management"
Kay Rhee, M.D., MSc, MA, FAAP
Department of Pediatrics
UC San Diego

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. (PST)
"Development of Placental Therapeutics and the Sexually Dimorphic Impact on Restoring Fetal Development"
Helen Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics &
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. (PST)
"Gametes, Glycans and Genital Tracts"
Pascal Gagneux, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
UC San Diego

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. (PST)
"Study of Mitotic Associated Histone Deacetylation Patterns"
Alon Goren, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
UC San Diego

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. (PST)
"Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery: A Few Tricks (and Data) to Keep Up Your Sleeve"
Yvette LaCoursiere, M.D, Ph.D.
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
UC San Diego

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. (PST)
"What Does it Take to Make a Good Egg and Embryo?"
Heidi Cook-Andersen, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Reproductive Medicine
UC San Diego