SSR Contraceptive Symposium Winners

SSR Contraceptive Symposium Award Winners

2021 E/MCR Travel Award 

Marie-Charlotte Meinsohn, Harvard Medical School, USA
Screening of A Repurposed Drug Library Identifies AMHR2/MISR2 Agonists with Contraceptive Properties

Alaknanda Emery, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Targeting N-Cadherin During Ovulation- A Non-Hormonal Contraceptive

2020 E/MCR Travel Award 

Thao Dinh, University of Adelaide, Australia
Unique Molecular Mechanism of Progesterone Receptor in Granulosa Cells during Ovulation

Haiqi Chen, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
Testicular Spatial Transcriptome Atlas Reveals Functional Dynamics in Gene Programs During Mammalian Spermatogenesis.

Maximilian Lyon, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
The Sperm-Specific Potassium Channel SLO3 is a Target for Contraceptive Development

2021 Poster Award Winner

Thao Dinh, University of Adelaide, Australia
Progesterone Receptor Cooperates with RUNX1 and Promotes Chromatin Accessibility to Activate Ovulatory Gene Transcription in Ovarian Granulosa Cells

Jeffery Erickson, Washington State University, USA 
Characterizing Novel PSA Inhibitors for Usage as a Non-Hormonal Contraceptive for Women

2020 Poster Award Winner

Hirofumi Nishizono, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, USA
Glycine Receptors Support Fertilization and Early Embryonic Development, And Their Inhibitors Are Potential Contraceptive Targets

Brittany Goods, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Soft Clustering of Longitudinal Single In Vitro Follicle RNA-Sequencing Data Reveals Early Transcriptional Programs Driving Ovulation

Mackenzie Roberts, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Inhibition of The Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator (CFTR) In an Endocervical Cell Culture