Research Interests
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Research Interests


The research areas of our faculty are diverse and include but are not limited to:

Avian Reproduction; Cattle Reproduction; Evolution & Reproduction; Fish Reproduction; Gamete Biology; Genomics of Reproduction; Insect Reproduction; Mammary Biology; Myogenesis; Neuroendocrine/Pituitary; Nutrition & Reproduction; Ovary Biology, Plant Reproduction; Pregnancy Implantation; Reproductive Behavior; Reproductive Bioethics; Reproductive Biology; Reproductive Cancer; Reproductive Disease; Reproductive Endocrinology; Reproductive Immunology; Reproductive Medicine; Reproductive Physiology; Reproductive Toxicology; Reproductive Tract; Sexually Transmitted Disease; Systems Biology; Testis Biology; Uterine Biology.


Avian Reproduction


Donna Holmes - WSU
Ed Schmidt - MSU
Hubert Schwabl - WSU
Michael Skinner - WSU

Cattle Reproduction


Joseph Dalton - UI
Ram Kasimanickam - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Mark McGuire - UI
Derek McLean - Omnigen Research
John McNamara - WSU
Brenda Murdoch - UI
Holly Neibergs - WSU
Anthony Nicola - WSU
Jon Oatley - WSU
Andrew Roberts - USDA
Michael Skinner - WSU
Tom Spencer - WSU
Ahmed Tibary - WSU

Evolution & Reproduction


Jeremiah Busch - WSU
Patrick Carter - WSU
Jim Cooper - WSU Tri-Cities
Erica Crespi - WSU
Andy Dittman - NOAA
Donna Holmes - WSU
Jill Johnson - UI
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Joanna Kelley - WSU
Andy McCubbin - WSU
Mark McGuire - UI
Brenda Murdoch - UI
Hubert Schwabl - WSU
Steven Sheppard - WSU
Michael Skinner - WSU
Penny Swanson - NOAA
Gary Thorgaard - WSU
Jun Xu - WSU

Fish Reproduction


Kenneth Cain – UI
Patrick Carter - WSU
Allison Coffin - WSU
Jim Cooper - WSU Tri-Cities
Erica Crespi - WSU
Andy Dittman - NOAA
Joanna Kelley - WSU
Adam Luckenbach - NOAA
James Nagler - UI
Anthony Nicola - WSU
Andrew Pierce - UI
Michael Skinner - WSU
John Stark - WSU Puyallup
Steven Sylvester - WSU Vancouver
Penny Swanson - NOAA
Gary Thorgaard - WSU
Bill Young - UI/Nez Perce
Graham Young - UI


Gamete Biology


Wenfeng An - WSU
John Browse - WSU
Ted Chauvin - WSU Spokane
Joseph Dalton - UI
Terry Hassold - WSU
Donna Holmes - WSU
Pat Hunt - WSU
Ram Kasimanickam - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Brenda Murdoch - UI
James Nagler - UI
Ken Roberts - WSU Spokane
Andy Schmidt - SCC
Steven Sheppard - WSU
Michael Skinner - WSU
Ahmed Tibary - WSU
Jennifer Watts - WSU
Graham Young - UW

Genomics of Reproduction


Wenfeng An - WSU
April Binder - CWU
Erica Crespi - WSU
Joseph Dalton - UI
Terry Hassold - WSU
Patricia Hunt - WSU
Zhihua Jiang - WSU
Ram Kasimanickam - WSU
Joanna Kelley - WSU
Adam Luckenbach - NOAA
Andrew McCubbin - WSU
Derek Mclean - Omnigen Research
John McNamara - WSU
Brenda Murdoch - UI
Holly Neibergs - WSU
John Nilson - WSU
Jon Oatley - WSU
Jim Pru - WSU
Andrew Roberts - USDA
Andy Schmidt - SCC
Ed Schmidt - MSU
Hubert Schwabl - WSU
Lisa Shaffer - Paw Print Genetics
Michael Skinner - WSU
Tom Spencer - WSU
Penny Swanson - NOAA
Gary Thorgaard - WSU
Diter von Wettstein - WSU
John Wyrick - WSU
Jun Xu - WSU
Ping Ye - WSU
Bill Young - UI/Nez Perce

Insect Reproduction


Laura Lavine – WSU
Tanya Miura - WSU
Steven Sheppard - WSU
John Stark - WSU Puyallup

Mammary Biology


Jim Cooper - WSU Tri-Cities
Mark McGuire - UI
John McNamara - WSU
Brenda Murdoch - UI


Myogenesis


Min Du - WSU
Sue Marsh - WSU Spokane
Dan Rodgers - WSU

Neuroendocrine/ Pituitary


Allison Coffin - WSU Vancouver
Rebecca Craft - WSU
Erica Crespi - WSU
Tracy Davis - UI
Andrew Dittman - NOAA
Peter Fuerst - UI
Ilia Karatsoreos - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Brenda Murdoch - UI
John Nilson - WSU
Dan Rodgers - WSU
Hubert Schwabl - WSU
Penny Swanson - NOAA
Jun Xu - WSU

Nutrition & Reproduction


Ken Cain - UI
Boon Chew - WSU
Erica Crespi - WSU
Min Du - WSU
Donna Holmes - WSU
Ram Kasimanickam - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Sue Marsh - WSU Spokane
Mark McGuire - UI
Derek McLean - Omnigen Research
John McNamara - WSU
Brenda Murdoch - UI
Andy Roberts - USDA
Dan Rodgers - WSU
Steven Sylvester - WSU Vancouver
Penny Swanson - NOAA
Jennifer Watts - WSU

Ovary Biology


April Binder - CWU
Erica Crespi - WSU
Tracy Davis - UI
Donna Holmes - WSU
Patricia Hunt – WSU
Mary Hunzicker-Dunn – WSU
Ram Kasimanickam - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Adam Luckenbach - NOAA
Brenda Murdoch - UI
John Nilson – WSU
Andy Roberts - USDA
Hubert Schwabl - WSU
Michael Skinner – WSU
Penny Swanson - NOAA
Graham Young - UW


Plant Reproduction


John Browse - WSU
Jeremiah Busch - WSU
Allan Caplan - UI
Hanjo Hellmann - WSU
Andrew McCubbin - WSU
Michael Skinner - WSU
Mechthild Tegeder - WSU
Diter von Wettstein - WSU

Pregnancy/ Implantation


Ram Kasimanickam - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Brenda Murdoch - UI
James Pru - WSU
Ed Schmidt - MSU
Tom Spencer - WSU
Ahmed Tibary - WSU

Reproductive Behavior


Pat Carter - WSU
Erica Crespi - WSU
Andrew Dittman - NOAA
Hubert Schwabl - WSU
John Stark - WSU Puyallup
Jun Xu - WSU
Bill Young - UI/Nez Perce

Reproductive Bioethics


William Kabasenche – WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Michael Skinner - WSU


Reproductive Biology


April Binder - CWU
Robert Bogden - Amplicon Vaccine LLC
John Browse - WSU
Ted Chauvin - WSU Spokane
Allison Coffin - WSU Vancouver
Jim Cooper - WSI Tri-Cities
Eric Crespi - WSU
Tracy Davis - UI
Andrew Dittman - NOAA
Donna Holmes - WSU
Jill Johnson - UI
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Joanna Kelley - WSU
Adam Luckenbach - NOAA
Andrew McCubbin - WSU
Derek McLean - Omnigen Research
Brenda Murdoch - UI
Anthony Nicola - WSU
Jon Oatley - WSU
Jim Pru - WSU
Andy Roberts - USDA
Ken Roberts - WSU Spokane
Ed Schmidt - MSU
Hubert Schwabl - WSU
Lisa Shaffer - Paw Print Genetics
Michael Skinner - WSU
Tom Spencer - WSU
Jennifer Watts - WSU
Diter von Wettstein - WSU
Jun Xu - WSU
Graham Young - UW
Jiyue Zhu - WSU Spokane

Reproductive Cancer


Weihang Chai - WSU Spokane
Chengtao Her - WSU
Donna Holmes - WSU
Jill Johnson - UI
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
John Nilson - WSU
Jim Pru - WSU
Jiyue Zhu - WSU Spokane

Reproductive Disease


Alan Caplan – UI
Donna Holmes - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Anthony Nicola - WSU
James Pru - WSU
Michael Skinner - WSU
Ahmed Tibary - WSU

Reproductive Endocrinology


April Binder - CWU
Erica Crespi - WSU
Tracy Davis – UI
Andrew Dittman - NOAA
Donna Holmes - WSU
Ram Kasimanickam - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Adam Luckenbach - NOAA
Holly Neibergs - WSU
John Nilson - WSU
Andy Roberts - USDA
Dan Rodgers - WSU
Hubert Schwabl - WSU
Michael Skinner - WSU
Penny Swanson - NOAA
Jun Xu - WSU
Graham Young - UW


Reproductive Immunology


Robert Bogden - Amplicon Vaccine LLC
Kenneth Cain – UI
Bill Davis - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Ed Schmidt - MSU

Reproductive Medicine


Alan Caplan - UI
Rebecca Craft - WSU
Donna Holmes - WSU
Lee Fortunator - UI
Terry Hassold - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Brenda Murdoch - UI
Anthony Nicola - WSU
Ken Roberts - WSU Spokane
Michael Skinner - WSU
Ahmed Tibary - WSU

Reproductive Physiology


April Binder - CWU
Alan Caplan - UI
Erica Crespi - WSU
Joseph Dalton - UI
Tracy Davis - UI
Andrew Dittman - NOAA
Donna Holmes - WSU
Ram Kasimanickam - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Adam Luckenbach - NOAA
Brenda Murdoch - UI
James Nagler - UI
Anthony Nicola - WSU
Jon Oatley - WSU
Jim Pru - WSU
Andy Roberts - USDA
Ed Schmidt - MSU
Hubert Schwabl - WSU
Michael Skinner - WSU
Steven Sheppard - WSU
Tom Spencer - WSU
Steven Sylvester - WSU Vancouver
Penny Swanson - NOAA
Graham Young - UW
Jun Xu - WSU

Reproductive Toxicology


Allison Coffin - WSU Vancouver
Erica Crespi - WSU
Elizabeth Fortunato - UI
Patricia Hunt - WSU
Derek McLean - Omnigen Research
Brenda Murdoch - UI
James Nagler - UI
Michael Skinner - WSU
John Stark - WSU Puyallup
Steven Sylvester - WSU Vancouver
Penny Swanson - NOAA
Gary Thorgaard - WSU
Ping Ye - WSU
Graham Young - UW


Reproductive Tract


Ted Chauvin - WSU Spokane
Ram Kasimanickam - WSU
Brenda Murdoch - UI
Jim Pru - WSU
Andy Roberts - USDA
Ed Schmidt - MSU
Michael Skinner - WSU
Ahmed Tibary - WSU

Sexually Transmitted Disease


John Alderete - WSU
Ram Kasimanickam - WSU
John McNamara - WSU
Anthony Nicola - WSU

Systems Biology

Zhihua Jiang - WSU
Jill Johnson - UI
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Joanna Kelley - WSU
Andy McCubbin - WSU
Brenda Murdoch - UI
Ed Schmidt - MSU
Michael Skinner - WSU
Tom Spencer - WSU
Jun Xu - WSU
Ping Ye - WSU
Bill Young - UI/Nez Perce


Testis Biology


Ted Chauvin - WSU Spokane
Pat Hunt - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Brenda Murdoch - UI
Jon Oatley - WSU
Andy Schmidt - SCC
Ed Schmidt - MSU
Michael Skinner - WSU
Steven Sylvester - WSU Vancouver
Jun Xu - WSU
Ping Ye - WSU

Uterine Biology


Erica Crespi - WSU
Ram Kasimanickam - WSU
Vanmathy Kasimanickam - WSU
Jim Pru – WSU
Tom Spencer - WSU


Other


Wenfeng An - Retrotransposons
Robert Bogden - Pharmaceuticals
Erica Crespi - Environmental impacts on early development; Developmental programming
Bill Davis - Microbiology; Immunopathology
Min Du - Pregnancy fetal development
Peter Fuerst - Neural development; Embryonic development; Chromosomal abnormalities
Terry Hassold - Chromosomal abnormalitites; Meiosis; Recombination
Donna Holmes - Reproductive aging; Ovarian aging; Menopause
Patricia Hunt - Mammalian germ cells; Meiosis
Ilia Karatsoreos - Circadian rythms; Gonadal hormones
Mark McGuire - Microbiome in various body tissues
Andy Schmidt - Male germ cell development
Ed Schmidt - Stem cells; Metabolism, Redox Biology
Hubert Schwable - Development and reproduction; Ecological Physiology of Reproduction
Michael Skinner - Epigenetics of reproduction
Ahmed Tibary - Equine reproduction; camelid reproduction
Jun Xu - Reproductive epigenetics; Sex determination/differentiation; Physiological sex difference
Jun Xu - Neural Mechanism of reproductive behavior
Jiyue Zhu - Biology of pluripotent stem cells

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