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NIH grant helps scientist revolutionize fertility research for over 20 years 

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Dr. Jonathan Tilly has been working in research in women’s health and fertility for over 20 years. He has received the support of a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that has been renewed yet again, with the current period extending the grant to a quarter of a century of unbroken funding.  Read on to learn about his past two decades of groundbreaking discoveries.

Reproductive biology: Fertility research brings death of dogma, birth of hope

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After eight years of work, a new paper by professor Jonathan Tilly, a reproductive and stem cell biologist, “puts the final nail in the dogma coffin,” toppling a long-held belief about female fertility and ovarian aging. His findings confirm that female mammals make new eggs during adult life, that ovarian stem cells are critical to the process, and that the newly formed eggs contribute directly to maintenance of ovarian function…

The lab whiz

Ellie Shin, SSH/S’16, was deter­mined to work on co-​​op in a campus research lab. She found one, and has quickly made the most of her experiences.