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Environmental Influences on Reproductive Tract Development and Function

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 — Concurrent Symposia Session III

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Balcony C


  • James Segars, NICHD
  • Kenneth Korach, NIEHS


Impaired reproductive health is a devastating condition affecting millions of couples worldwide. Exposure to environmental chemicals poses a significant threat to reproductive health, particularly when the exposure occurs during prenatal and early postnatal development when organ and neural systems are forming. This symposium will group intramural investigators from several ICs to highlight cutting-edge basic and translational research on how the environment influences development and function of reproductive organ systems. This session is particularly timely because there is growing awareness in the research community and the public domain that our increasingly polluted environment can negatively impact human health.

Factors Influencing Urogenital Organogenesis
Alan Perantoni, NCI

Early Life Exposures and Subsequent Cancer Risk: The DES Project
Rebecca Troisi, NCI

Environmental Exposures and Female Reproductive Tract Function
Carmen Williams, NIEHS

Role of Epithelial Estrogen Receptor alpha in the Oviduct During Gamete Fertilization and Embryo Development *FARE Award Winner
Wipawee Winuthayanon, NIEHS

Environmental Influences on Natural History and Diagnosis of Endometriosis
Germaine Louis, NICHD

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