The Center for Reproductive Sciences

 Center for Reproductive Science

Interim Director: Michael J. Soares, PhD, University Distinguished Professor

In seeking new avenues for translational research, the Center for Reproductive Sciences retains a dual focus on the issues of population control and treatment of human infertility. Active basic and applied programs melding experts in the areas of molecular genetics, developmental and cellular biology synergize the use of various animal models with state-of-the-art technology resources to address human reproductive health problems. Amongst these, basic research programs in gonadal physiology, gamete maturation, fertilization, pre and peri-implantation development, reproductive tract disorders, and endocrine disruptors are collaboratively integrated to investigate disease states that impact humans. Genetic and epigenetic causes of birth defects, human ARTs, ovarian cancer, paternal and maternal forms of infertility, endometriosis and uterine fibroids all represent thematic focus groups upon which the Center is designed.



Anant, Shrikant

Ault, Kevin 

Avasthi, Prachee  

 Blanco, Gustavo

 Bousfield, George 

 Chennathukuzhi, Vargheese

 Chien, Jeremy 


Christenson, Lane 

Finocchario Kessler, Sarah 

Geiger, Paige 

Goering, Matthew  

 Holzbeierlein, Jeff 

 Jacobson, Jill

 Kasturi, Partha 

Larson, Melissa  

Marsh, Courtney 

 Moise, Alexander 

Muma, Nancy 

 Nangia, Ajay

   Nothnick, Warren

 Paul, Soumen

Pierucci-Alves, Fernando 

Rivera, Rocio

 Roby, Kathy 

Schultz, Bruce D

Singh, Meenakshi 

Smith, Peter

Soares, Michael 

Spencer, Thomas E

Terranova, Paul

Thrasher, Brant 

Wolfe, Michael 

Zhang, Xuan

         Zhao, Liqin



Last modified: Aug 23, 2016