Reproductive & Developmental Sciences
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Visit a faculty member’s profile page for more information about particular research programs:
- Bursian, Steve - toxicology, animal health, environment
- Chen, Chen - germ cell and male infertility
- Chou, Karen - toxicology, animal health, reproduction
- Cibelli, Jose - animal cloning and stem cells
- Ireland, Jim - bovine reproduction, ovarian reserve, superovulation
- Knott, Jason - stem cells and embryo development
- Latham, Keith - embryo development
- Pursley, J. Richard - reproductive management
- Rajput, Sandeep Kumar - mammalian reproduction and genomics
- Veiga-Lopez, Almudena - developmental origins of disease, toxicology
- Wang, Yuan - stem cells
- Yang, Ming - follicle development
Programs and Related Sites
- Molecular mechanisms that regulate early mammalian embryogenesis, and how disruptions in early developmental events can lead to disease later in life.
- Reproductive and health effects on mink of environmentally derived chemical contaminants from specific areas of concern.
- Exposure and health effects of environmental chemicals in mammalian species, with a focus on developmental and reproductive toxicology.
- Nuclear transfer, cloning.
- Primate embryonic stem cells.
- Physiological role hormones, growth factors and cytokines have in regulation of selection, growth, and function of dominant follicles in cattle.
- Use of molecular technology (DNA array, real-time PCR) to identify new genes potentially involved in aging-induced alterations in selection, growth, differentiation and function of dominant follicles.
- Fundamental mechanisms that regulate ovarian function in farm animals and the physiological and neuroendocrine mechanisms involved in regulation of the stress response.
Figure: mouse ovulated oocyte showing detection of spindle proteins