Each year, the Department of Molecular and Integrate Physiology awards one student a travel grant to present their findings at a scientific conference, which is an important milestone for both disseminating their results to a broader field, as well as their career. This year, the recipient of the MIP Departmental Graduate Travel Grant is Tauseef [...]
Featured at the ENDO 2018 conference, BBC World News, and many other articles, Radwa Barakat's research on the prenatal exposure of DEHP and the transgenerational effects in males continues to raise concerns pertaining to reproductive health. Her research supports the need to limit exposure and find a safer replacement for DEHP. Missed her talk at [...]
Welcome to the Ko laboratory, Talia! Talia is a junior from Penn State University who is currently majoring in toxicology and minoring in human development and family studies. As one of the 7 students accepted into the SURE Toxicology program, she will be training under Radwa Barakat and conducting research in the transgenerational effects in [...]
To clone or not to clone. Dr. CheMyong Jay Ko recently shared his unique story and experience with cloning dogs on Smithsonian. In this article, Dr. Ko shares how he was contacted by a man who was distraught about losing his beloved dog. As a result, this man wanted to clone his dog. However, it was [...]
This past weekend has been an extremely successful weekend for the Ko laboratory. During this conference, Radwa Barakat had two live press conferences with Endocrine Society and BBC World News discussing prenatal exposure to DEHP and its outcomes on male fertility in mice and its implication in society. In addition to being featured in BBC [...]
The Ko laboratory will be attending the Endocrine Society Meeting from March 17 to 19. Chris Park will be giving an oral presentation titled "Progesterone Receptor, a Dual Player for Triggering Ovulation and Protecting the Ovary from Ovulatory Inflammation" on March 17, 2018 starting as 12:15 PM. Radwa Barakat was invited to participate in a [...]
Tauseef Shah, a PhD candidate in Molecular and Integrative Physiology, joined our laboratory just before winter break. He is from Srinagar Kashmir, a place located at the northernmost end of India, surrounded by China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He lived most of his life in Kashmir and received his degree in veterinary medicine in 2011. After [...]
Chris Park's manuscript titled "Generation and characterization of an estrogen receptor alpha-iCre knock-in mouse" was recently published and is now available in Genesis. ESR1-iCre mice will also be available at the Jackson Laboratory soon, so keep on the lookout for updates.
Radwa is a recipient of the 'ENDO 2018 Travel Award' from the Endocrine Society for writing an outstanding abstract. The meeting will be held in Chicago in March 2018.