Oncofertility Consortium

Huge Galdones, PhD


I'm a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and, if I'm not mistaken, the newest member of the Woodruff Laboratory. Originally from Montreal (Quebec, Canada), I received my B.Sc. (Physiology) and Ph.D. (Pharmacology and Therapeutics) from McGill University. With a background in...

Susan Barrett

My name is Dr. Susan L. Barrett and I am a basic scientist in the Woodruff Laboratory for the Oncofertility Consortium. I have a PhD in Development, Cellular and Molecular Biology, namely Reproduction as well as a MS in Tumor Biology. I am currently researching new frontiers in preserving fertility...


Hi everyone!

My name is Tara Kerpelman and I’m the Science and Medicine Writer for the Oncofertility Consortium. I work here part-time. The rest of the time I’m a graduate student at Medill – the journalism school at Northwestern – where I am specializing in science and health reporting and...

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Tyler Wellington


My name is Tyler Wellington and I operate the histology core facility that serves Dr. Woodruff’s lab as well as many of the Oncofertility Consortium investigators.  Histology in the core is an involved process that takes ovarian and other tissues dissected from research...


My name is Shauna Gardino and I am clinical research coordinator at the Oncofertility Consortium. I manage the portfolio of social science studies related to fertility preservation for cancer patients. There are five current social science initiatives that provide a vital perspective of the social...

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Jennifer Hirshfeld, MD


Hi, my name is Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld and I am an ob/gyne currently undergoing subspeciality training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.  As part of this program, I have had the opportunity to work in Dr. Woodruff's lab and learn about the emerging...