Schedule

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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Welcome and Opening Remarks

Program Chair: Wei Yan, MD, PhD
The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA/UCLA, Torrance, CA

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Where Are We in the Development of Non-hormonal Male Contraceptives?

Martin M. Matzuk, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

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BENCHMARK LECTURE I

8:00 am
Introduction
Chair:  Kate Loveland, PhD - Monash University, Malborne, Australia

8:05 am
Lumicrine Factors in the Regulation of Spermatogenesis
Masahito Ikawa, PhD -Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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SESSION I: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: NOVEL FACTORS THAT REGULATE SPERMATOGENESIS (1)

8:55 am
Introduction to Session I
Chairs: John Schimenti, PhD, Cornell University
TBD

9:00 am
Novel Cell Types and Functions Discovered by scRNA-seq
Sue Hammoud, PhD - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

9:40 am
New Genes/RNAs/DNA or RNA Modifications
Elizabeth Snyder, PhD - University of Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ

10:20 am
BREAK

10:40 am
New Knowledge on piRNAs
Chen Chen, PhD - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

11:20 am
Short Talk #1

11:35 am
Short Talk #2

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SESSION II: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: NOVEL FACTORS THAT REGULATE SPERMATOGENESIS (2)

1:10 pm
Introduction to Session II
Chairs: Jon Oatley, PhD, Washington State University
TBD

1:15 pm
Artificial Spermatids/Androgenetic Haploid Male Germ Cells
Jinsong Li, PhD - Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

1:55 pm
Making Sperm/Haploid Male Germ Cells Without Testis: Fiction or Reality?
Mitinori Saitou, PhD - Kyoto University, Japan

2:35 pm
BREAK

2:55 pm
New Ideas on Male Fertility Preservation
Kyle Orwig, PhD - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

3:35 pm
Short Talk #3

3:50 pm
Short Talk #4

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Friday, May 6, 2022

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BENCHMARK LECTURE II

8:00 am
Introduction
Chair:  Michael Griswold, PhD, Washington State University

8:05 am
Interactions Between Sperm and Female Reproductive Tract
Mariana Wolfner, PhD - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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SESSION III: BACK TO THE BASICS: REGULATION OF SPERMATOGENESIS (1)

8:55 am
Introduction to Session III
Chairs: Eirka Matunis, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
TBD

9:00 am
Novel Sertoli Cell Function
Humphrey Yao, PhD - NIEHS, Research Triangle, NC

9:40 am
Novel Findings in SSCs
John McCarrey, MS, PhD - University of Texas, San Antonio, TX

10:20 am
BREAK

10:40 am
Novel Findings in Meiotic Cells
Scott Keeney, PhD - Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

11:20 am
Short Talk #5

11:35 am
Short Talk #6

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SESSION IV: BACK TO THE BASICS: REGULATION OF SPERMATOGENESIS (2)

1:10 pm
Introduction to Session IV
Chairs: Tony Defalco, PhD, Cincinnati Children Hospital
TBD

1:15 pm
Novel Findings in Haploid Cells
Prabhakara Reddi, PhD - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

1:55 pm
Novel Findings in Leydig Cells
Vassilios Papadopoulos, PharmD, PhD - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2:35 pm
BREAK

2:55 pm
Novel Findings in HPT Axis
T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD - University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

3:35 pm
Short Talk #7

3:50 pm
Short Talk #8

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

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BENCHMARK LECTURE III

8:00 am
Introduction
Chair:  Monika Ward, PhD, University of Hawaii

8:05 am
Paternal Epigenome and Offspring Health
Jacquetta Trasler, MD, PhD - McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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SESSION V: ON TOP OF GENETICS - TESTICULAR EPIGENOME AND OFFSPRING HEALTH

8:55 am
Introduction to Session V
Chairs: Wenfeng An, PhD, South Dakota State University
TBD

9:00 am
Role of Sperm in Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance
Corrado Spadafora, PhD - National Research Council of Italy, Rome, Italy

9:40 am
Effects of Sperm Epigenome on Early Development
Diana Laird, PhD - UCSF, San Francisco, CA

10:20 am
BREAK

10:40 am
Effects of Sperm Epigenome on Adulthood Health
Marisa Bartomomei, PhD - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

11:20 am
Update from the NIH
TBD - NIH (NICHD; NIEHS; NIA)

11:35 am
Concluding Remarks & Acknowledgments
Wei Yan, MD, PhD - The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA/UCLA, Torrance, CA

11:50 am
Announcement of the XXVIIth North American Testis Workshop
Kate Loveland, PhD- Monash University, Melbourne, Australia