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Center for Reproductive Science Erwin Goldberg Lectureship in Male Reproduction featuring Dr. Barry Zirkin

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Chelsea Castleberry   (312) 503-6303

Group: Center for Reproductive Science Events

Category: Academic


The CRS welcomes Barry Zirkin, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, as the 2019 Erwin Goldberg Lecturer.

A reproductive biologist, Dr. Goldberg has sought to extend basic observations from the lab to the bedside throughout his career. His landmark observation that there is a unique enzyme (LDH-C4, lactate dehydrogenase) in the testis, is a foundation for understanding how sperm are produced. He also cloned and sequenced the LDH-C gene and successfully targeted the disruption of the gene which results in male infertility. This finding was integral to the understating of sperm function, and important to diagnosis of male infertility.

Dr. Goldberg is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has received the Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Andrologist Award from the American Society of Andrology, of which he also served as President. He has been a member of the ASA since it was founded in 1975. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from the State University of New York.

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