Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program (RDSP) Expansion
A new RDSP initiative was initiated in spring of 2011 to enhance scientific advancement and develop new technologies in key programmatic areas. The goal of the initiative is to recruit additional national and international research faculty and funding in focused and thematic areas of research to compliment the already existing strong research programs. Programmatic support for the initiative has been provided by MSU AgBioResearch which supports a vibrant seminar program, facilitates generation of new animal models and supports infrastructural investments to increase interaction between RDSP faculty in Grand Rapids and East Lansing. Furthermore, approval for a significant expansion of RDSP research faculty was announced by the MSU Board of Trustees in June, 2011. The cluster hires, jointly supported by the Office of the Provost, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Human Medicine and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will add 8 new faculty members to the program (four established senior investigators and four junior investigators) working in the areas of: 1) stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, 2) developmental epigenetics, 3) women’s health and reproduction and 4) impact of the environment on reproductive function. Such investments are anticipated to substantially increase opportunities to compete for large programmatic grants, promote further synergy amongst the strong individual programs on the East Lansing and Grand Rapids campuses and catapult reproductive and developmental sciences research at Michigan State University to an internationally recognized center of excellence.
Please click on the following link for more information: RDSP Position Announcement.pdf