Reproductive Biology

Faculty Research Area(s)

Doug Antczak
Pregnancy immunology; immunogenetics; equine immunology


Soon Hon Cheong

Cellular and molecular medicine; developmental and reproductive biology; infectious diseases; population medicine and epidemiology; structural and functional biology - lab

Theodore Clark
Mechanisms of sperm-egg fusion

Pierre Comizzoli

Reproductive physiology; fertility preservation and control for rare and endangered species; assisted reproductive techniques; cryobiology of gametes and reproductive tissues; biostabilization

Faculty member located at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute- works with Smithsonian Joint Graduate Training Program students 


Scott Coonrod
Reproductive physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; epigenetic reprogramming during the egg-to-embryo transition; mechanisms by which specific histone modifications are dynamically regulated during hormone-dependent gene transcription in breast cancer cells

Paul D. Curtis
Animal behavior; population ecology; reproductive biology

Maria Garcia-Garcia
Development biology in mice and flies; genetics of developmental mechanisms that influence embryonic morphology - lab

Laura C. Harrington
Mosquito biology and behavior; disease ecology and evolution; epidemiology; medical entomology; mosquito biology; vector-borne disease ecology - lab

Patricia A. Johnson
Animal science and physiology; endocrinology and reproductive physiology

Marla Lujan
Nutritional regulation of fertility; endocrinology and metabolism; polycystic ovary syndrome; ultrasonography - lab

Mary Martin

Laboratory animal medicine, specifically the development of animal models to study mechanisms of disease; special interest in zoonotic diseases and pain management


Kimberly O'Brien
Calcium metabolism and bone health; control of maternal/fetal nutrient; partitioning and cellular mineral transport; micronutrient status in international settings; development of mass spectrometric methodology; pediatric bone health; pregnancy and mineral metabolism in adolescents - lab

Ned J. Place
Mammalian reproductive biology with a focus on the life history of trade-offs associated with timing of hormone secretion and reproductive effort; sexual differentiation; female reproductive aging - lab

Budhan Pukazhenthi

Comparative reproductive biology; assisted reproductive technologies; wildlife conservation

Faculty member located at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute- works with Smithsonian Joint Graduate Training Program students 

Mark Roberson, PhD
Mark Roberson
Molecular endocrinology in reproductive tissues

Vimal Selvaraj
Pluripotency and stem cells; regenerative medicine; animal biotechnology; technologies for wildlife conservation - lab

Paul Soloway
Epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in mammals; Chromatin changes associated with neuropathy using single cell analyses - lab

Nucharin Songsasen

Reproductive biology; cyrobiology; wildlife conservation

Faculty member located at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute- works with Smithsonian Joint Graduate Training Program students 


Alexander J. Travis
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 - lab

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