WSU’s Center for Reproductive Biology trainees win awards for abstracts

Mariana Ianello Giassetti,  Emily McGladem, and Mingxin Shi (L-R).
Mariana Ianello Giassetti, Emily McGladem, and Mingxin Shi (L-R).

A trio of trainees from the Center for Reproductive Biology in Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine won awards for their abstracts presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction from July 26-29 in Spokane. 

Representing the Center and the School of Molecular Biosciences, Mariana Ianello Giassetti, a member of Dr. Jon Oatley’s lab, took first place in the post-doctoral poster competition, followed by Mingxin Shi in second. Shi studies in the lab of Dr. Kanako Hayashi.

Emily McGlade from Dr. Joy Winuthayanon’s lab won first place in the pre-doctoral oral competition.

The Society for the Study of Reproduction is a global organization of scientists and physicians dedicated to advancing the understanding of biological processes related to reproduction in animals and humans. Its members have made key contributions to stem cell biology, transgenesis, treatment of infertility, contraception, livestock production, pregnancy health, treatment of reproductive system cancers and identification of environmental contaminants. 

This year’s meeting had 380 abstracts submitted for the trainee research competition. Abstracts were presented in an open forum and judged by faculty from around the globe.