Reproductive Health and Toxicology Lab

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The Reproductive Health and Toxicology lab at the University of Illinois is headed by Dr. Romana Nowak and is devoted to the study of reproductive diseases and the effect of the environment on reproduction and embyo/fetal development. Our lab studies a variety of subjects, including phthalates, endometriosis, zika virus, uterine fibroids, embryo implantation and placentation. We use a variety of models, including chickens, mice, and pigs. This lab prides itself on its collaboration with other labs at the University of Illinois as well as other universities and health clinics around the country.

Current members of the lab, 2017-2018

Some lab members and friends at the March for Science on Earth Day in Champaign.

Members of the UIUC Reproductive Biology Group at the 2017 SSR Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The lab enjoying lunch together to celebrate a successful semester.

PhD Student, Adam Li, and P.I., Romana Nowak, at the 2017 SSR Meeting

Masters student, Cate Lawrence, presents a poster at the 2017 SSR Meeting

Current members of the lab (including mascot, Murphy) and a visit from Dr. Janice Bahr

The Illinois Society for the Study of Reproduction (ISSR) Conference in 2016

A Christmas Party with other Reproduction labs

Two current graduate students, Cate Lawrence and Adam Li

Graduate student, Rachel Braz Arcanjo, with Dr. Teresa Woodruff and Dr. Jhenifer Rodriques

Celebrating the birthday of graduate student Kadeem Richardson

Some current graduate students enjoying some fresh air outside the lab

Lab members and Dr. Nowak at a 2017 Chinese New Year Celebration

Lab members, Dr. Nowak, Dr. Bahr, and friends at 2016 Christmas Party