Professor of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Research in the Orwig laboratory (orwiglab.org) focuses on stem cells, germ lineage development, fertility and infertility. Our progress investigating reproductive function in fertile individuals provides a basis for understanding the mechanisms of infertility caused by disease, medical treatments, genetic defects or aging. Infertility impacts one in seven couples in the United States and can have a devastating impact on relationships and emotional well-being. The Orwig lab is ideally located in Magee-Womens Research Institute and Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is committed to translating lab bench discoveries to the clinic for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of infertility.

Experience

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    Professor of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh