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Spearheading the Agenda for Research in Reproductive Medicine

The ASRM Research Institute focuses on areas that will have the most impact on the practice of reproductive medicine, particularly when other funding sources are inadequate. Funding from the institute will allow current researchers and the next generation of researchers to explore relevant topics, such as basic human gametes and embryos, the human trophectoderm, the role of precision medicine in reproductive care, and access to care.

Congratulations to the FY24 ASRM Grant Awardees

Click here to learn more about each awardee!

ASRM Discovery & Innovation 
Grant Awardee
Lubna Pal, MBBS, MRCOG
Yale School of Medicine
ASRM Discovery & Innovation Grant Awardee
(Supported by the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation)
Chao Zhou, PhD
Washington University
ASRM Pilot & Exploratory 
Grant Awardee
Heidi Cook-Andersen, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego
ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported in part by Legacy, Inc.)
Rossella Cannarella, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation


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ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported by an Educational Grant provided by EMD Serono)
Austin Johnson, MD
University of Washington
ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported by an Educational Grant provided by EMD Serono)
Aileen Portugal, MD
Washington University, St Louis
ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported by the KY Cha Award)
Jaroslav Slamecka, PhD 
University of California, San Diego
ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported by the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Association)
Abey Eapen, MBBS, PhD
University of Iowa

Discovery Insider Researcher Spotlight

Jamie Lo, MD, MCR

Jamie Lo, MD, MCR

Grant Project Title:

"Identifying Epigenetic Changes in Spermatozoa of Sexually Mature Rhesus Macaques Following Chronic Marijuana Use"

“Given the rising prevalence of cannabis use, funding support from the ASRM Pilot and Exploratory Grant allowed our group to perform timely and much needed research focused on the impact of chronic THC use on male reproductive health and the sperm epigenome, and the potential benefits of THC cessation. The results from this study can be translated to the clinical setting to guide healthcare providers when counseling patients and couples regarding cannabis use prior to attempting to conceive."