fertility

Reproductive biology: Fertility research brings death of dogma, birth of hope

After eight years of work, a new paper by professor Jonathan Tilly, a reproductive and stem cell biologist, “puts the final nail in the dogma coffin,” toppling a long-held belief about female fertility and ovarian aging. His findings confirm that female mammals make new eggs during adult life, that ovarian stem cells are critical to the process, and that the newly formed eggs contribute directly to maintenance of ovarian function and to natural fertility.

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Ellie Shin

The lab whiz

Ellie Shin, SSH/S’16, was deter­mined to work on co-​​op in a campus research lab. She found one, and has quickly made the most of her experiences.

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