His research focuses on identification of factors affecting and mechanisms regulating development and function of the female reproductive tract, with a particular focus on reproductive efficiency and health in domestic ungulate species. Notable interdisciplinary advances realized through his research include development of the “uterine gland knockout” (UGKO) model, with colleagues at TAMU, and promulgation of the “lactocrine hypothesis” for maternal programming of neonatal somatic tissues, developed with colleagues at Rutgers University.

Key Words

  • Reproductive Health, Maternal Programming
Pharmacology, Physiology, Human Anatomy
PhD, University of Florida, Animal Science, 1983
MS, University of Florida, Dairy Science, 1980
BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Dairy Science, 1975
livestock & animal science dairy science
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Animal Science
Gamma Sigma Delta
Phi Zeta
Society for the Study of Reproduction