Reproduction and Development
Investigations by many faculty members are directed at mechanisms of hormone action, cell motility, cell-cell communication, cell and tissue differentiation and growth, cytokines and growth factors, gene expression and control of enzyme regulation in ovary, testis, sperm, hypothalamic-pituitary axis, preimplantation embryo, trophoblast/placenta and uterus. Mammalian and invertebrate reproductive models including transgenic and gene knockout mice provide fundamental information related to cell biology, endocrinology, developmental biology, and tumor biology. Students obtain training in biochemical techniques and cellular and molecular biology. The NIH supports an interdisciplinary center and postdoctoral training grant for molecular, cellular, and physiological studies related to early pregnancy.
Aug 31, 2012