Center for Reproductive Sciences


To improve obstetrical and gynecologic health through innovative laboratory-based research, interdisciplinary collaborations, and effective mentorship.

This is unpublished

What is the Center for Reproductive Science?

The Center for Reproductive Sciences (CRS) is a multidisciplinary unit, comprised of MDs and PhDs with expertise in maternal fetal medicine, reproductive biology, microbiology and computational biology. CRS faculty investigate various facets of immunology that affect the reproductive health of people receiving OB/GYN care, including: the role of mucosal immunology in HIV/STI acquisition and treatment, infections in pregnancy and their implications for both mother and child, immune modulators of preterm labor and miscarriage, the maternal fetal interface and placental immunology, and immune mediators unique to specific female reproductive cancers.   The Center is committed to education and mentorship and has had postdoctoral students, ObGyn fellows, ObGyn resident trainees, medical students and undergraduate students working under the leadership of the various Principal Investigators.  A PhD Biostatistician and a PhD Epidemiologist from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Core team collaborate with CRS, adding to the multidisciplinary nature of the Center.

Who are the participating researchers?

All principal faculty members at present are members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, several of our faculty have adjunct appointments and senior roles in other research centers.

Florian Hladik

Florian Hladik, PhD, MD

Director of the Center for Reproductive Sciences
Research Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division Chief, Research Division

Principal Investigators

  • Michael Gravett, MD, Professor
  • Katie Gray, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD, Professor
  • John B. Liao, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
  • Lucia Vojtech, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
  • Romel Mackelprang, PhD, Research Assistant Professor

Junior Faculty

  • Swati (Raj) Shree, MD,  Assistant Professor
  • Alisa Kachikis, MD, MS, Assistant Professor
  • German Gornalusse, PhD, Research Assistant Professor
  • Stephen McCartney, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Nobuhiko Hamazaki, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Min "Mia" Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor