Laboratory Research

The University of Colorado Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has developed a vibrant environment for laboratory research, largely centered around the Division of Reproductive Sciences. This Division has 40+ team members, including faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, visiting scientists and technical personnel. Faculty members includes PhD investigators with a primary appointment in the division and physician scientists with their primary appointment in a clinical division. Division members use lab bench approaches and animal models to pursue translational research highly relevant to clinical obstetrics and gynecology. Investigators employ a wide variety of methods including sophisticated gene targeting approaches such as CRISPR/Cas9, Piggy Bac transposon mediated transgenesis and lentivirus-mediated blastocyst transfection, primary human cell culture and advanced imaging. Moreover, division members have developed several unique models in a range of species for mechanistic in vivo studies of, for example, ovarian cancer progression, the effect of maternal obesity on offspring health, the regulation of lactation, myometrial contractility, ovarian function, maternal metabolism and placental blood flow and the molecular underpinnings of gonadotropin secretion.

Skillsoft Training

Note that individual training requirements will differ depending on your responsibilities and the nature of your work and all courses listed below may not apply to you. Please discuss your specific training requirements with the Division of Reproductive Science Administrator, Olivia Castillo, and your supervisor.








Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Environmental Health and Safety Guidance for New Researchers

On-the-Job Safety Training Form

EHS Training Courses in Skillsoft

Biosafety Training

Other EHS Informational Documents

Radiation Safety

Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR)

OLAR Training for New Personnel

Human Subjects Research

Human Subjects Research

CITI Human Subjects Research Training​

Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosures​

Occupational Health

If you are a new employee, researcher, PRA, post-doc or student working in the lab or vivarium, you will need to enroll in the Occupational Health Program.

Occupational Health Enrollment

Workers must enroll in the EHS Occupational Health Program (OHP) if they:

  • Interact with animals, animal waste, or animal tissues
  • Enter the vivarium
  • Work with any of the following: 1)Human blood, tissues, cells or cell lines; 2) Anti-neoplastic drugs; 3)Infectious agents; 4) Tertogens/carcinogens; 5) Formaldehyde; 6) Radioactive materials; 7)Anesthetic gases; 8) Lasers

To enroll, submit and email EHS a completed Initial Medical Surveillance Questionnaire, then call the Occupational Health Clinic at (303) 724-9145 or email EHS a request to schedule a corresponding appointment.

All prior immunization records must be submitted by email to EHS prior to the appointment, or by hard copy at the appointment.

Occupational Health sends an Annual Medial Surveillance Form to all OHP-enrolled workers to be completed yearly.

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​CabinetBuildingFloorRoom #
​​​​​AmershamResearch Complex 1, North6th6223
​​​​​BioradResearch Complex 1, North7th 
​​​​​BioradResearch Complex 23rd 
FermentasResearch Complex 1, South​9th 
​​​​​​​Fermentas/ThermoResearch Complex 2​7th​​
​​​​​​​Fisher/PriceResearch Complex 1, North8th
​​​​Hyclone MediaResearch Complex 1, South5th5405
InvitorgenResearch Complex 1, South10th 
​InvitrogenResearch Complex 210th 
​​MediatechResearch Complex 1, South4th4401
​​NEBResearch Complex 1, South9th 
​​​​​​​PromegaResearch Complex 1, South7th​​elevators
​​​​​​​PromegaResearch Complex 1, North8th​​south of elevator
​​​​​​​PromegaResearch Complex 23rd​​elevators
​​​​​​​PromegaResearch Complex 29th​​right of elevator
​​​​​QiagenResearch Complex 29th 
​​RocheResearch Complex 1, South10th 
​​​​​​SigmaResearch Complex 1, South5th 
​​​​​​SigmaResearch Complex 1, North8th 
​​​StratageneResearch Complex 1, North4th44036
​​​​​​VWRResearch Complex 1, North4th​4401H

 

Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD

Florence Crozier Cobb Endowed Professor
Chief, Division of Reproductive Sciences
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

 

T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD

Professor and Edgar L., Patricia M. Makowski and Family Endowed Chair
Associate Vice Chair of Research

 


 

Contact Info

Olivia Castillo
Division Administrator
12700 East 19th Avenue
Room 3000D, MS 8613
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-4144

 

 

Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD

Florence Crozier Cobb Endowed Professor
Chief, Division of Reproductive Sciences
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

 

T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD

Professor and Edgar L., Patricia M. Makowski and Family Endowed Chair
Associate Vice Chair of Research

 

 

Contact Info

Olivia Castillo
Division Administrator
12700 East 19th Avenue
Room 3000D, MS 8613
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-4144