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News & Events

Upcoming Seminars 

The Center for Perinatal Discovery Seminar Series occurs the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00pm. Please email Vivian Dang ( for seminar details.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00pm (PST)

Kay Rhee, M.D., MSc, MA, FAAP


Department of Pediatrics

UC San Diego

"Talk Title TBA"

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:00pm (PST)

Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00pm (PST)

Speaker to be determined

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 12:00pm (PST)

Joanna James, F.R.C.S.C, M.D.

Past Seminars

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 12:00pm (PST)

Helen Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics &

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Florida

"Development of Placental Therapeutics and the Sexually Dimorphic Impact on Restoring Fetal Development"

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 12:00pm (PST)

Pascal Gagneux, Ph.D.


Department of Pathology

UC San Diego

"Gametes, Glycans and Genital Tracts"

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 12:00pm (PST)

Alon Goren, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicine

UC San Diego

"Study of Mitotic Associated Histone Deacetylation Patterns"

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Yvette LaCoursiere, M.D, Ph.D.

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

UC San Diego

"Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery: A Few Tricks (and Data) to Keep Up Your Sleeve"

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Heidi Cook-Andersen, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Reproductive Medicine

UC San Diego

"What Does it Take to Make a Good Egg and Embryo?"

Opening Symposium - Saturday, September 26, 2020 

Sarah England, Ph.D. (Keynote Speaker)

Professor, Washington University

Department of OB/GYN

"The Effect of Chronodisruption on Pregnancy Outcomes"

Watch the recorded seminar here: 

CPD Flyer and Agenda_final.pdf

Team Gatherings

Katharine K. Nelson’s farewell (May 2016)

Jennifer Tasarz’s graduation (June 2017) 

Group photo (July 2017) 

Holiday Party (December 2017) 

Clinic research coordinator gathering (May 2019) 


Star Legacy visit (June 2019) 

Caption:  Members of the San Diego Chapter of Star Legacy Foundation visit our labs at Sanford Consortium and learn about research in perinatal biology.