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Holiday Party 2023, ASL 3rd Floor
Celebrating Ashir’s Birthday!!!
Holiday Lunch 2023 with the Dean Lab!
A fun lab lunch with our lab members! Thanks everyone who stopped by for some waffle fries! (Not sponsored by Chick-fil-A)

Tauseef’s hooding- Fall 2022

Tauseef’s PhD defense- Fall 2022

Rachel’s PhD defense 2021

Rachel and Dr. Nowak – 2021

Lab group at Main Quad – 2021

Lab lunch celebrating Rachel’s defense – 2021

Group lunch at Himalayan Chimney

3rd floor Christmas party 2019

Group BBQ

Nowak Lab members, 2017-2018

Members of the UIUC Reproductive Biology Group at the 2017 SSR Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Some members of the lab and friends at the March for Science on Earth Day in Champaign

The lab enjoying lunch together to celebrate a successful semester

PhD Student, Adam Li, and P.I., Romana Nowak, at the 2017 SSR Meeting

Nowak Lab Members, 2016-2017, along with Dr. Janice Bahr and Murphy

MS Student, Cate Lawrence, presents a poster at the 2017 SSR Meeting

The Illinois Society for the Study of Reproduction (ISRS) Conference in 2016

A Christmas Party with other Reproduction Labs

Two graduate students from the lab, Cate Lawrence and Adam Li

PhD Student, Rachel Braz Arcanjo, with Dr. Teresa Woodruff and Dr. Jhenifer Rodrigues

Celebrating the birthday of PhD Student, Kadeem Richardson

Some of our graduate students enjoying some fresh air outside the lab

Lab members and Dr. Nowak at a 2017 Chinese New Year celebration

Lab members, Dr. Nowak, Dr. Bahr, and friends at the 2016 Christmas Party

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The Reproductive Health and Toxicology Laboratory at the University of Illinois is headed by Dr. Romana Nowak and is devoted to the study of reproductive diseases and the effect of the environment on reproduction and embyo/fetal development. Our lab studies a variety of subjects, including phthalates, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, embryo implantation and placentation. We use a variety of models, including chickens, mice, and pigs. This lab prides itself on its collaboration with other labs at the University of Illinois as well as other universities and health clinics around the country.


Reproductive Health and Toxicology Lab members, Spring 2024.