The Reproductive Physiology Division applies innovative science and technology to the conservation of genetic diversity through enhanced reproduction of endangered species. Four major areas of investigation support this mission.
First, staff develop effective germplasm cryopreservation techniques to capture extant genetic diversity for infusion into the gene pool through artificial reproduction. Second, they design ways to modulate physiological processes to increase or decrease reproduction to help balance the genetic contribution of individuals within a population. Third, they work to devise novel physiological assays and imaging techniques to evaluate gonadal function and diagnose pregnancy. Finally, they develop and utilize assisted reproductive technology to aid in the production of genetically valuable offspring.
Reproductive Physiology Staff
- Barbara Durrant, Ph.D., Director of Reproductive Physiology, Henshaw Chair
- Thomas Jensen, Ph.D., Scientist
- Christopher Tubbs, Ph.D., Scientist
- Sarah Jamieson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
- Rogerio Zacariotti, DVM, Field Biologist
- Sarah Jamieson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate
- Alan Fetter, Laboratory Manager
- Nicole Ravida, Senior Research Technician
- Carly Young, Senior Research Technician
- Rachel Gerrard, Research Technician
- Mandi Roe, Research Assistant
- Kaitlin Croyle, Research Assistant
- Kyle Hatashita, Research Assistant