Research Currently Funded

Research Currently Funded

2019 Small Grant Recipients


  • Rachel Weinerman, M.D., Case Western Reserve University, “Impact of repeated blastocyst vitrification and trophectoderm biopsy on embryonic gene expression and embryonic development in a mouse model”
  • Eve Feinberg, M.D., Northwestern University, “Characterizing Fertility Concerns among Women in Academic Medicine and Evaluating the Economic Impact of Fertility Preservation for Deferred Reproduction”
  • Lynae M. Brayboy, M.D., Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, “Dysfunctional MDR-1 disrupts mitochondrial homeostasis in the oocyte and ovary”
  • Joseph Letourneau, M.D., University of Utah, "Effect of Alkylating Agent Chemotherapy on the Uterus of Young Adult Cancer Survivors: Exploring the Uterus as a New Frontier for Fertility Preservation"
  • Amanda Kallen, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, “Noncoding-RNA-Mediated Mechanisms for Regulation of Follicular Quantity and Quality”

2019 Large Grant Recipients

  • Heidi Cook-Andersen, MD, PhD/Louise Laurent, MD, PhD (co-PI’s), University of California, San Diego; "Defining the molecular basis of successful implantation and pregnancy of the human embryo to improve IVF success"
  • Werner Neuhausser, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; "Identification of transcriptomic and epigenetic coordinates for post-implantation human embryonic development"
  • Gary D. Smith, PhD, HCLD, University of Michigan; "Human Embryo Mosaicism: Towards Understanding Longitudinal and Developmental Genetic Concordance Between Embryonic Trophectoderm, Inner Cell Mass, and Stem Cells"