SRI meeting in Brisbane, Australia

Thor spoke at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society of Reproductive Investigation in Brisbane, Australia, from March 21-25, 2023. He presented our latest studies on stem-cell-based models of human placental development in the Concurrent Mini-Symposium entitled “Studying the Maternal-Fetal Interface Using Stem Cells and Organoids.” Thanks to the organizers for the kind invitation to participate in this fantastic event!

Honors for Laura Fischer and Shafqat Khan

Two of our lab members were recognized with awards at the Department of Developmental Biology’s Annual Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022. The honorees are:

  • Laura Fischer was recognized with the 2022-2023 Douglas Covey Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship is made possible by scientific discoveries by Professor Covey and his trainees in the area of neurosteroid medicinal chemistry that led to development of clinically valuable anti-convulsants, anti-depressants, and surgical sedatives.  

  • Shafqat Khan received a Postdoctoral Fellow Seed of Independence Research Grant. The intent for these grants is to provide support for postdoctoral fellows who are developing an innovative project that could provide a platform for their independent research career. 

Congratulations to Laura and Shafqat and looking forward to exciting discoveries!