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: Jul 27, 2016