Reproductive and development sciences logo.

Sept. 26, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Willow Wood Golf Course
12227 Sandborn Road
Portland, MI 48875

The Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program comprises a multidisciplinary, multi-college, multi-departmental group of >30 faculty having research interests related to reproductive biology and developmental biology, including, basic, clinical, agricultural, and translational science. The RDSP is also home to an NIH-funded T32 Training Grant. The RDSP Annual Research day, supported by the Michigan State University Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, provides an opportunity for our trainees to showcase their research in either oral or poster formats. Additionally, this year’s Keynote speaker will be Dr. Jodi Flaws, Professor in Comparative Biosciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. Dr. Flaws' research program is focused on determining the mechanisms by which environmental chemicals such as phthalates and water disinfection by-products affect the development and function of the ovary.

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. 

Cost: $10 
Parking: Free

Note: Max poster size is 4'x4'.

PI's:  If you have a job posting or other opportunity for students to be part of your research lab, please email a flyer to Laurie,, by Sept. 16th to post at the event. Please include the following information:

Name of lab:
Title of project:
Description of work:
Required degree: 
Contact information:

Call for Abstracts

Registration is required in order to attend the event.  Abstract submission does not register you for the event.

Registration for Reproductive and Developmental Sciences 3rd Annual Research Day is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 19, 2019.

There are 199 openings available.

Abstract Submission
Abstracts should be a max of 250 words in length and include a background section describing the relevance of the work, the objective/hypothesis, methods, key findings/results and a conclusion. When applicable include "n" and statistical analysis. Note: max poster size is 4'x4'.

Abstract Submission for RDSP 3rd Annual Research Day is open.
Abstract Submission closes at 11:59 p.m. on September 2, 2019.


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