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Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR)

Molecular and Cellular Concepts and Applications

Marine Biological Laboratory

Woods Hole, MA


FIR is an intensive 6 week laboratory and lecture course for scientists-in-training who seek to improve their knowledge and experimental skills in order to pursue a career in the Reproductive Sciences. FIR is held each summer at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-famous training ground for Experimental Biologists. We welcome applications from graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows as well as junior faculty. Twenty participants are selected each year from a competitive admissions pool.

FIR is directed by Mario Ascoli (The University of Iowa) and is divided into three 2-week sections. Each section consists of lectures, discussions, informal seminars, laboratory exercises, demonstrations and one on one tutorials. Section 1 is directed by Dan Bernard and covers signal transduction as well as transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Section 2 is directed by Rafael Fissore (The University of Massachusetts) and covers gametogenesis, fertilization, cloning and stem cells. Section 3 is directed by Larry Reynolds (North Dakota State University) and covers transgenic technology, development of the reproductive tract and implantation biology. FIR closes with a 2-day Symposium that features research presentations from the current class and selected FIRbees from previous years, along with additional distinguished guest speakers. 

Applications can be filled online at http://www.mbl.edu/fir/apply/ 

Three scholarships (up to $2,000) are available from the RQR for RQR students accepted in the FIR course.

For more information, contact Julie Blouin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..