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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.

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Congratulations to the 2023 ASRM Grant Awardees

2023 ASRM Discovery & Innovation
Grant Awardee
Marina Peluffo, PhD
2023 ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported by the KY Cha Award)
Xavier Santamaria, MD, PhD
2023 ASRM Pilot & Exploratory
Grant Awardee
Courtney Marsh, MD, MPH
2023 ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported by an Educational Grant provided by EMD Serono)
Patricia Hershberger, PhD, MSN
2023 ASRM Pilot & Exploratory 
Grant Awardee
Bluma Lesch, MD, PhD
2023 ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported by an Educational Grant provided by EMD Serono)
Alisha Tolani, MD
2023 ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported by Legacy, Inc)
Audrey Gaskins, ScD
2023 ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported by The Maya's Wings Foundation)
Lisa Vrooman, PhD
2023 ASRM Pilot & Exploratory Grant Awardee
(Supported by the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Association)
Winifred Mak, MD, PhD

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."