Science Cafe Speaker Series 2019: Tuesdays in October

Science Cafe Speaker Series 2019: Tuesdays in October

Genetics, assisted reproduction technologies, and the environment: Science Cafe 2019 explores health-related research in lay-friendly language. Reproduction and infertility are the focus of the 2019 series, hosted by the Oregon National Primate Research Center.

Science Cafe 2019
Tuesdays in October, 7 to 8 p.m.
Portland Community College – Willow Creek Campus
241 S.W. Edgeway Dr. (N.W. 185th near Baseline), Beaverton (map)
Transit: Willow CreekMax Station, Hillsboro

Oct. 8 — Overview of issues in infertility
Jon Hennebold, Ph.D., Shawn Chavez, Ph.D., and Cadence True, Ph.D., will discuss ways they are addressing issues of infertility.

Oct. 15 — Fertility preservation options for males: Exploring current and emerging technologies
Carrie Hanna, Ph.D., will discuss how recent advances allow male cancer survivors the opportunity to preserve their ability to have children.

Oct. 22 — Preserving endangered species using science-driven reproductive technologies
Mary Zelinski, Ph.D., will discuss research focused on the reproductive biology of the giant panda and white rhinoceros and the science behind technologies that are helping to overcome the challenges of preserving them.

Oct. 29 — How big data will transform the way we diagnose and treat infertility
Don Conrad, Ph.D., will discuss the ways big data resources are accelerating research into the causes of infertility and improving the diagnosis and treatments.


Questions? Please email Diana Gordon at