Oct. 5, 2012
12:30pm, MBH 220 (lunch available at 12:15pm)
Dr. Catherine Combelles
Department of Biology, Middlebury College
"All Things Eggs"
This talk will present an overview of my research program for
the past 8 years at Middlebury. Not all oocytes are created equal,
and our studies aim to understand how an oocyte becomes able
or unable to support complete development of the embryo. Four
main areas of focus include: oxidative stress during folliculogenesis
and oogenesis; cryopreservation of immature oocytes; unique
cases of failures in human in vitro fertilization; and the effects of
bisphenol-A during oocyte maturation.