Brigid Martz Smith

The Oncofertility Consortium is happy to welcome the Portuguese Center for Fertility Preservation as a Global Partner.  We currently work with reproductive specialists from all over the world in an effort to better serve children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and other fertility-...

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At the Oncofertility Consortium, we are always trying to make sure that we have the most up-to-date and accessible information regarding...

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to tour the Supportive Oncology Suite with our Fertility Preservation Patient Navigator, Kristin Smith. The Supportive Oncology Suite is part of the...

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The Oncofertility Consortium often uses technical terms when discussing cancer and fertility preservation. In an effort to remove the jargon from reproductive science, Cathryn Smeyers, Program Manager of the Center for...

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Cancer is a disease that touches many people’s lives both directly and indirectly thereby creating a need for community based cancer support organizations. One such organization,...

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Jennifer Jozefik

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Hello everyone! I currently work as a Lab Technician in the Woodruff Laboratory, and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. In December 2007, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a double major in Integrative...

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Greg Dolin

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Hello all. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.
I am a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the George Washington University School of Law. Previously, I was affiliated with Northwestern University Law School, which is how I got...

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Rachel Smith

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I am a graduate student in Dr. Lonnie Shea’s group investigating biomaterials for regenerative medicine. I have just completed my first year of graduate school in the department of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University. I did my...

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Amanda Redig

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Hello - my name is Mandy Redig and I'm an MD/PhD student in my final year of medical school at Northwestern.  I moved to Chicago in the summer of 2003, and several years later I have now completed my PhD in cancer biology and am looking forward to residency...

Jacqueline Kestler

Hi! I'm Jacqueline de la Cruz (you can also call me Jackie) and I just joined the Oncofertility Consortium in June as a Clinical Research Coordinator. I recently completed my MPH in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, after having received my BA in Human Biology...

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Victor O'Halloran

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Hello, I'm Victor O'Halloran and I'm working as a summer intern for the Oncofertility Consortium.  My project this summer has been to research and summarize various religious perspectives and thinking on fertility, infertility and medical intervention. ...

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Min Xu, PhD

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My name is Min Xu and I am a research assistant professor in the Oncofertility Consortium. I received my M.D. and Ph.D. in China, and more specifically, I was working in a clinical IVF lab for 5 years. During that time I helped many men bank their sperm for their...

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Sarah Kieswetter

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Hi! I’m Sarah Kiesewetter, one of the Technologists of the lab. I finished my Bachelor’s of Science (Animal Science) at the University of Illinois in 2006, and have been with the Woodruff lab ever since. I started out working with all of the animal systems in...

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Lonnie Shea, PhD

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Lonnie Shea here. I am the bioengineer that runs the biomaterials core and have been collaborating with Teresa Woodruff for the past 8 years on the development of the culture system for ovarian follicles. This culture system is the technology that can enable...

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Ariella Shikanov, PhD

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My name is Ariella Shikanov and I am a biomaterials scientist in the Shea-Woodruff collaboratory for the Oncofertility Consortium. I received my PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, developing a biodegradable polymeric carrier (a synthetic material that is...

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I'm the project director for the Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Partnerships (referred to as "OSEP") in the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) on Northwestern's Evanston campus. My MA is in linguistics from Columbia University and my BA is...

Miranda Bernhardt

I started in the Woodruff Lab in August ’08 as a graduate student working on my PhD. I earned my BS in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development from the University of Minnesota in ’05 where I worked in a lab that studied capacitation, a process that sperm must go through before they can fertilize...

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My name is Lisa Campo-Engelstein and I am a new postdoctoral fellow in bioethics. I received a B.A. from Middlebury College, with a double major in philosophy and pre-med, as well as a minor in sociology. I did my graduate work at Michigan State University in philosophy with a focus on...

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Dr. Clarisa Gracia, an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was recently pictured on the cover of Philadelphia Magazine and listed as one of...

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Huge Galdones, PhD

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I'm a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and, if I'm not mistaken, the newest member of the Woodruff Laboratory. Originally from Montreal (Quebec, Canada), I received my B.Sc. (Physiology) and Ph.D. (Pharmacology and Therapeutics) from McGill University. With...

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