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Akingbemi to give Lecture at international Reproduction Society meeting

By Janet McCoy, 334/844-3698, mccoyjl@auburn.edu

Auburn, Alabama —

Dr. Benson Akingbemi, an associate professor in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, will give an invited lecture at the 47th annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction in late July.

Akingbemi, whose research interests include environmental chemicals, male reproductive biology and toxicology, will speak as part of the module “Interrelationship of Reproduction and the Environment: Endocrine Disruptors”.  His talk is titled “Endocrine Disruptor Regulation of Leydig Cell Differentiated Function”.  

Akingbemi joined the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  During postdoctoral training at the Center for Biomedical Research of the Population Council, Rockefeller University in New York, he worked on environmental toxicology and regulation of gonadal steroid hormone secretion.  

At Auburn, Akingbemi is part of the team of faculty providing instruction in veterinary anatomy to first-year veterinary students and reproductive endocrinology, molecular endocrinology and toxicology and advanced reproductive biology to graduate students.

The Society for the Study of Reproduction’s mission is to advance scientific knowledge by promoting outstanding research and training in reproductive sciences and to protect and preserve human and animal reproductive health. Its members are from 50 countries around the world.