Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people

Reproductive Biology Researchers

Research at the College of Veterinary Medicine meets the clinical and research demands of human and animal health. Consistently ranked among the top veterinary colleges in the country, the College leads in scientific discovery. Faculty expertise focuses on the interface between scientific research and clinical practice as well as a commitment to animal and human health.

Faculty Index Faculty A-C Faculty D-L Faculty M-R Faculty S-Z

Area of Interest

Biological interactions that take place between a mother and fetus during pregnancy genes & development; Equine medicine with emphasis on immunology, genetics, and reproduction


Role of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) family in mammalian meiosis and recombination; RNA binding Argonauts in germline and other mammalian tissue stem cells; Genetics and development; Gamete biology, fertilization & reproductive tract

Identification and characterization of genes that are mutated in breast tumors; Reproductive biology; investigation of the role that novel, highly-abundant, and egg-restricted molecules play in reprogramming process; Epigenetic regulation of preimplantation development and embryonic fate decisions

Central nervous system regulation; investigations employ the interdisciplinary approach of functional genomics; Basic mechanisms of function, control and signaling in the cardiovascular system in health and disease;  understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying hypertension and heart failure and the pregnancy-induced cardiovascular syndrome pre-eclampsia

Hormonal regulation of the differentiation and function of ovarian follicles; effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on the bovine species

Theriogenology, with emphasis on production animals; postpartum conditions of dairy cows; Uterine disorders of dairy cows, in particular subclinical endometritis; Interaction of nutrition and fertility; comparative pathogenesis of trichomoniasis in cattle and in people

Transcriptional and cellular control of tissue morphogenesis; molecular and cellular events that direct the formation of tissues and organs during vertebrate embryogenesis; cell signaling; cellular behaviors and cell shape during development

Animal models of inherited human disorders as a means to understand sex determination and differentiation at the molecular level; inherited disorders of the reproductive tract

Genetic modeling of human cancer in the mouse; early detection and monitoring of carcinogenesis; neoplasms of reproductive and endocrine systems; Role of stem cell compartment in carcinogenesis, mouse models, stem cell pathology

Embryology and animal development, with the emphasis on the development of vertebreatre craniofacial muscless, blood vessels, and skeletal tissues

Mammalian reproductive biology with a focus on the life history of trade-offs associated with timing of hormone secretion and reproductive effort, sexual differentiation

Molecular endocrinology in reproductive tissues

Mouse genetics and functional genomics; genomic instability; genetic recombination; genetics of gametogenesis and development; use of ES cells to mutagenize the mouse genome

Placental Pathophysiology; Understanding mechanisms through which placental diseases develop and function; comparative reproductive pathology

Sperm motility regulation and transport into the female reproductive tractt

Micro and nano-biotechnology; biomaterials & drug delivery; Reproductive Physiology; Cell biology of male germ cells; preservation of genetic diversity; comparative biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft membrane sub-domains in sperm; applications of technologies using reproductive stem cells for wildlife conservation

Genome maintenance mechanisms, cellular responses to genotoxins; mouse cancer models, DNA damage signaling, genomic instability; lung stem cells