May 31, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The University Club, Heritage Room
 Michigan State University 
 3435 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910
Phone: 517-353-5111

The Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program at Michigan State University will host the 10th Annual Michigan Alliance for Reproductive Science and Technologies (MARTS) in East Lansing on May 31st, 2019.  MARTS was established in 2009 to accelerate the growth of reproductive sciences in Michigan by enhancing the communication and collaboration of researchers, clinicians, and educators within our state. This forum continues to highlight the exemplary basic and clinical translational research programs of the reproductive scientists and clinicians throughout the state of Michigan and neighboring regions. The main participants within the State of Michigan are Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University.

In addition to student and faculty presentations, this year's Keynote speaker will be Dr. Amander Clark, Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UCLA. Dr. Clark, with Dr. Reijo-Pera, were the first to report that human germline cells could be differentiated from human embryonic stem cells.  Dr. Clark's lab studies the formation and differentiation of germline cells in the embryo with an emphasis on epigenetic reprogramming and maintenance of cell identity.  Their long-term research objective is to understand the fundamental principles of human germline cell formation during embryonic life towards the genesis of high quality gametes as adults and the birth of healthy children.

All interested faculty and trainees are welcome to register and attend. Undergraduate, Graduate and Postdoctoral trainees are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The cost is $25 per registrant. Parking is free. 

Note: Max poster size is 4'x4'.

NEW THIS YEAR:  Free job and volunteer postings! 

If you have a job posting or other opportunity for students to be part of your research lab please send the below information to by May 15:

 Title of project:

 Required degree: 

 Contact information:

ATTENTION:  Be aware of the road closure at Harrison Road.  See the PDF below.




Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Laurie Felton, RDSP Administrative Assistant, at 517-355-3889 or