SSR’s rich history is celebrated through early Society photos, publications and retrospectives.  

Images of the Past

Enjoy these photos that capture some of SSR’s rich history. Do you have photos documenting SSR’s past that you would like to share? Please contact us.

SSR Meeting, circa 1970s

Left to right: Rich Falvo, George Foxcroft, Luciano Martini (seated), Janice Bahr, Nira Ben-Jonathan, Mary Hunzicker-Dunn, Dave Bullock, Andrew Nalbandov, Landis Keyes, Gordon Niswender, Mary Nekola, John Resko. Circa 1976-1979.

Special thanks to Gordon Niswender, Brian Cook, and Landis Keyes for identifying the individuals in this photo.

Publications

There are currently two publications that relate SSR’s history from the perspectives of its founders:

  1. Dziuk P. “The Society for the Study of Reproduction: 25 Years in Retrospect.” Biol Reprod 1993; 48(1):28–32.
  2. Hoyer P, Highberger C. SSR: The Generation of a Legacy. Society for the Study of Reproduction 2005.

SSR: The Generation of a Legacy, Part One

Produced by Patricia Hoyer, Ph.D., and Craig B. Highberger. Filmed and edited by Craig B. Highberger. Special thanks to Iowa State University SPCL Department and SSR staff for archival materials. © 2005 SSR.

Speakers & Timing

Origins in Biennial Symposium on Reproduction & the American Society of Animal Science

  • William Hansel, Ph.D.
  • Neena B. Schwartz, Ph.D.
  • Harold G. Spies, Ph.D.

“A Society that Focused on Students, Not on Faculty” (3:08)

  • Gordon D. Niswender, Ph.D.
  • John A. Resko, Ph.D.
  • Billy Day, Ph.D.

The Founding Father of SSR: Philip J. Dziuk, Ph.D. (5:24)

  • Janice M. Bahr, Ph.D.
  • Gilbert S. Greenwald, Ph.D.
  • Philip J. Dziuk, Ph.D.

Early Challenges (8:52)

  • Fredrick Stormshak, Ph.D.
  • Gordon W. Duncan, Ph.D.
  • Philip J. Dziuk, Ph.D.

Trainee Opportunities (13:18)

  • Keith Inskeep, Ph.D.
  • Fuller W. Bazer, Ph.D.
  • Stanley R. Glasser, Ph.D.

Andrew Nalbandov, Ph.D. (15:45)

  • Gilbert S. Greenwald, Ph.D.

Larry L. Ewing, Ph.D.  (17:02)

  • Philip J. Dziuk, Ph.D.

Prostaglandins and Luteolysis (18:48)

  • Fuller W. Bazer, Ph.D.
  • John McCracken, Ph.D.

The Uterus and Luteal Regression (20:52)

  • Gordon D. Niswender, Ph.D.
  • John McCracken, Ph.D.

SSR: The Generation of a Legacy, Part Two

Produced by Patricia Hoyer, Ph.D., and Craig B. Highberger. Filmed and edited by Craig B. Highberger. Special thanks to Iowa State University SPCL Department and SSR staff for archival materials. © 2005 SSR.

Speakers & Timing

The First Test-Tube Baby

  • Philip J. Dziuk, Ph.D.
  • John D. Biggers, D.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Philip J. Dziuk, Ph.D.

Biology of Reproduction (2:00)

  • Gilbert S. Greenwald, Ph.D.
  • John D. Biggers, D.Sc., Ph.D.
  • William Hansel, Ph.D.

Female Leadership and Career Development (5:17)

  • Anita H. Payne, Ph.D.
  • Neena B. Schwartz, Ph.D.
  • Anita H. Payne, Ph.D.
  • Mary Hunzicker-Dunn, Ph.D.

Social Events at the SSR Annual Meeting (8:42)

  • Billy N. Day, Ph.D.
  • Janice M. Bahr, Ph.D.
  • Mary Hunzicker-Dunn, Ph.D.
  • John A. Resko, Ph.D.
  • Gilbert S. Greenwald, Ph.D.
  • Mary Hunzicker-Dunn, Ph.D.
  • Gordon D. Niswender, Ph.D.
  • Robert Ryan, M.D.
  • Gordon D. Niswender, Ph.D.
  • Harold G. Spies, Ph.D.
  • Gordon D. Niswender, Ph.D.
  • Harold G. Spies, Ph.D.

“Very, Very Proud of What We Started” (18:18)

  • William Hansel, Ph.D.
  • Philip J. Dziuk, Ph.D.
  • Neena B. Schwartz, Ph.D.
  • Stanley R. Glasser, Ph.D.
  • Gilbert S. Greenwald, Ph.D.
  • Gordon D. Niswender, Ph.D.
  • John McCracken, Ph.D.

Member Memorials

Jump To:

  • test

W.R. Dukelow Ph.D. (1936–2018)

Almquist, John O. (1921–2015)

Amstalden, Marcel (1970–2014)

Armstrong, David T. (1929–2016)

Barraclough, Charles A. (1926–2009)

Bedford, John Michael (1932–2018)

Behrman, Harold R. (1939–2008)

Biggers, John D. (1923–2018)

Butcher, Roy L. (1930–2012)

Carlson, Jack (1939–2004)

Casida, Lester Earl (1904–1986)

  • Heritage Committee biosketch: Inskeep K, Cochrane B, Dailey B, Stormshak F. The seminal contributions of Lester Earl Casida to reproductive biology: experimental design, interpretation, integrity (1904–1986). Society for the Study of Reproduction. (PDF)
  • SSR awards: 1975 Carl G. Hartman Awardee

Chandrashekar, Varadaraj (passed in 2006)

Channing, Cornelia “Nina” Post (1938–1985)

Clermont, Yves (1926–2014)

Concannon, Patrick W. (1941–2015)

Cook, Brian (1933-2022)

Dorrington, Jennifer (passed in 2001)

Dziuk, Philip J. (1926–2015)

Echternkamp, Sherrill (1943–2022)

Enders, Allen C. (1928–2022)

Ewing, Larry L. (1936–1990)

  • Heritage Committee biosketch: Zirkin BR. Larry L. Ewing: a friend and colleague remembered (1936–1990). Society for the Study of Reproduction. (PDF)
  • SSR awards: 1987 SSR Distinguished Service Awardee

Farookhi, Riaz (1944–2013)

First, Neal (1930–2014)

Foote, Robert H. (1922–2008)

Ford, Stephen (1948–2018)

  • SSR Recognition: SSR Member for 48 Years

Gagnon, Claude (1950–2012)

Glasser, Stanley (1926–2015)

Gorski, Jack (1931–2006)

Greenwald, Gilbert S. (1927–2004)

Grotjan, H. Edward, Jr. (1947–2013)

Guillette, Louis J. Jr. (1954–2015)

Hansel, William (1918–2017)

Hardy, Matthew P. (1957–2007)

Harper, Michael John Kennedy (1935–2022)

Hecht, Norman B. (1940–2013)

Howard, JoGayle (1951–2011)

Inskeep, Keith (1938–2021)

Jegou, Bernard (1951–2021)

Johnson, Donald C. (1927–2004)

  • BOR memorial: Bast J, Terranova P. In memoriam, Gilbert S. Greenwald, 1927–2004. Biol Reprod 2005; 72(3): 772-773.

Koering, Marilyn J. (1938–2008)

Kroc, Robert L. (1907–2002)

Lane, Michelle (1970–2020)

Lardy, Henry A. (1917–2010)

Leibo, Stanley P. (1937–2014)

MacCalman, Colin (1966–2011)

Meites, Joseph (1913–2005)

Melampy, Robert (1909–1984)

Milvae, Robert “Bob” (1953–2022)

Moger, William H. (1955–2001)

Moss, Stuart  (1950-2021)

Moudgal, N. Raghuveer (1931–2011)

Nalbandov, Andrew (1912–1986)

Nilson, John (1950-2023)

Niswender, Gordon (1940–2017)

Nteeba, Jackson (1985–2021)

Parker, Keith L. (1954–2008)

Payne, Anita H. (1926–2009)

Robinson, Terence J. (1919–2004)

Rothchild, Irving (1913–2006)

Ryan, Robert J. (1927–2008)

Schwartz, Neena B. (passed in 2018)

  • SSR service: SSR President (1977-1978)

Segal, Sheldon J. (1926–2009)

Seidel Jr., George E. (1943-2021)

Short, Roger (1930–2021)

Silvia, William J. (1956–2015)

Steinberger, Emil (1928–2008)

Saiduddin, Syed (1939-2022)

Wildt, David E. (1950–2020)

Wolf, Richard C. (1926–2001)

Woods, Gordon L. (1952–2009)

Yang, Xiangzhong “Jerry” (1959–2009)

Back to top