The Center for Reproductive Biology

An inter-institutional program involving 26 departments at Washington State University (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Puyallup campuses), University of Idaho, Central Washington University, Montana State University, University of Washington, Spokane Community College, University of Texas San-Antonio, and East Carolina University. Altogether, the Center now includes approximately 85 faculty and over 270 students, postdoctoral fellows, and technical staff, making it one of the largest reproductive biology centers in the world.

The CRB provides the framework for integrative research that fosters collaborations that may not naturally arise.

The Center's main objective is straightforward: to provide opportunities for investigators from across the Pacific Northwest to collaborate and learn from one another.




Trapping sperm in semen’s natural gel could lead to new contraceptive
WSU Insider - February 8, 2022
Academic groups seek easier approval path for gene-edited food animals When geneticists modify a food-producing animal, the changes are typically regulated as drugs.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association - September 9, 2021
‘A modern approach to selective breeding’ Wondering why WSU’s research into gene-edited livestock is so innovative?
WSU News - October 26, 2020
Gene editing to produce 'super dad' livestock Scientists have produced gene-edited animals they say could serve as "super dads" or "surrogate sires".
BBC - September 16, 2020
WSU-inspired national gene-editing task force begins work With the world’s population projected to reach ~10 billion in 30 years, scientists are working to use genetic technologies to address future food security problems.
WSU News - July 17, 2020
Pork futures Pig 135 snuffles and grunts inside his pen. Jon Oatley reaches through the bars to pet the more than 500-pound genetically modified animal.
Washington State Magazine - November 9, 2018