May 3, 2018

Dynamic Women of Chicago

"CS is pleased to present a selection of extraordinary women who are dynamic leaders in their field. These women of distinction are truly accomplished and stand out as some of the best influencers and contributors of our community." Dr. Laronda is featured on page 111 of the May 2018 issue.

May 1, 2018

Molly Reimann, a Clinical Research Coordinator II for our Fertility & Hormone Preservation & Restoration Program in Pediatric Surgery at the Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, was awarded the Clinical Research Professionals (CRP) Early Career Exemplar Award on April 27, 2018. She was nominated for by her colleagues because: Molly keeps focused through difficult tasks and prevails in accomplishing our research objectives and because Molly keeps patients and families in the forefront of her mind. The awards were presented by Matthew Davis, MD and Cassandra Luca, PhD. Molly was joined by Patient and Family Advocate awardee Robert Lindquist, MS, Leadership awardee Kathleen Van't Hof, CCRC and another CRP from Pediatric Surgery, Fred Hebal, MD, CCRP who was the Researcher awardee. Congratulations!!

April 27, 2018

Dr. Laronda was invited to present her research toward a functional Bioprosthetic Ovary, and how engineered biomaterials and architecture played a crucial role in the successful transplant with mouse follicles. This was the 2nd Theodore von Kármán – Discussion Conference on Materials for Life: Bioinspired and Biomimetic Hydrogels that took place on April 15-18 2018 at the Kardinal Schulte Haus in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. The conference attracted innovative biomaterial scientist and chemists, including Dr.-Ing. Laura De Laporte, Dr. Sarah Heilshorn, Dr. Tatiana Segura, Dr. Cole DeForest, Prof. Dr. Jurgen Groll and Dr. Stefan Jockenhovel.


March 21, 2018

Congratulations to Nathan Henning, Driskill Graduate Program student and first graduate student in Laronda Lab, for winning Monday's presidential poster competition at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting (ENDO2018). The abstract for Nathan's poster can be found here: Mapping Extracellular Matrix Protein Composition Across Ovarian Compartments and Remodeling during Folliculogeneis

The poster was judged after a 3 minute curated description of the research followed by questions from the audience. The Image shows Nathan at his poster before the session starts, already attracting interest in our research!

#ENDO2018 @TheEndoSociety

 Additional Images of Nathan Henning and Dr. Laronda at the moderated poster session.

March 9, 2018


Laronda and Becher Labs support International Women's Day!

February 12, 2018

Monica M. Laronda, PhD was named the Warren & Eloise Batts Scholar. The investiture ceremony took place on January 25th, 2018 and was held at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Robert R. McCormick Foundation Auditorium. Dr. Laronda was joined by Oren J. Becher, MD, who received the Rory David Deutsch Malignant Brain Tumor Research Scholar, and Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH who received the Mary Ann and J. Milburn Smith Research Professorship for a Sr. Scientist in Child Health Research.

The Warren and Eloise Batts Research Scholar was established in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Warren Batts to support promising young research scientists. The Batts Research Scholar has previously supported Xiao-Di Tan, MD (2001-2008), Jill Morris, PhD (2009-2011) and Nikia Laurie, PhD (2013-2016). The Batts also have generously supported Lurie Children’s Division of Cardiology. Mr. Batts is a Senior Director of both the Lurie Children’s Medical Center and Foundation Boards, and received the Georg...

On January 12th 2018, the Fertility and Hormone Preservation and Restoration (FHPR) Program hosted a group of Japanese physicians and psychologists from St. Marianna University in Kanagawa, Japan.  The group consisted of Tomoe Koizumi, Ph.D., Saido Takae, M.D., Ph.D., Hiraku Endo, MD, as well as Hideyuki and Yuriko Iwahata from Woodruff Lab-Oncofertility Consortium, who were interested in learning more about how the Lurie Children’s FHPR program operates.  Specifically, they were interested in how the FHPR Program interfaces with pediatric patients, not just the parents, as is a more common practice in Japan.  As part of the day, the team heard presentations from Isabelle Wilson, Barb Lockart, Tricia Eifler, Molly Reimann and Chris Stake.  Johanna Mishra, from Lurie’s International Program facilitated a tour of Lurie Children’s Hospital, including the Clinical Research Unit, to see the physical space where Fertility Preservation consultations take place. The group ended the day with a...

December 12, 2017


November 3, 2017

Caption: Scientists, students and trainees from dozens of departments gathered for the inaugural Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology Research Retreat, organized by Guillermo Oliver, PhD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.

Northwestern Medicine News Center article.

October 31, 2017

Drs. Rowell and Laronda describe the Fertility & Hormone Preservation & Restoration Program (FHPR) and the collaboration of foundational and clinical science at the Oncofertility Virtual Grand Rounds.


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