Cell and Molecular Biology of Reproduction

Training Faculty

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Roger J. Davis, Ph.D., Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute 
MAP kinase signaling pathways in the testis
 

Stephen J. Doxsey, Ph.D., Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine 
Centriole assembly during fertilization; maternal centriole function
 

Rafael A. Fissore, D.V.M., Ph.D.,  Professor, Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
Signaling during mammalian fertilization

Harvey M. Florman, Ph.D.,  Professor, Department of Cell Biology 
Sperm signal transduction pathways and sperm activation; mechanisms of mammalian fertilization; sperm ion channel antagonists as contraceptive agents
 

Daniel L. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physiology 
Male germ line-specific and stage-dependent gene expression; control of mammalian spermatogenesis
 

Jeanne B. Lawrence, Ph.D.,  Professor, Department of Cell Biology 
X-chromosome inactivation during early development of mammalian female embryos
 

Mary M. Lee, M.D.,  Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Cell Biology
Regulation of sex differentiation and testicular development

Craig C. Mello, Ph.D., Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute 
Germ-line determination and maintenance; germ-cell/soma signaling mechanisms; RNA interference in the germ line
 

Oliver J. Rando, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Paternal epigenetic inheritance; genomic packaging in sperm and embryonic stem cells

Joel D. Richter, Ph.D., Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine 
Regulation of maternal mRNA expression in mammalian oocytes
 

Jaime A. Rivera-Perez, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Pattern formation during mammalian embryogenesis

Greenfield Sluder, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell Biology 
Centrosome inheritance in reproduction; control of centrosome duplication in zygotes; checkpoint control of the metaphase-anaphase transition
 

William E. Theurkauf, Ph.D., Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine 
Mechanism of mRNA and protein localization during oogenesis
 

Pablo E. Visconti, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
Spermatogenesis and sperm capacitation

George B. Witman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell Biology 
Molecular basis for genetic disorders affecting sperm motility; mechanisms of sperm flagellar assembly; control of sperm motility
 

Phillip D. Zamore, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology 
Localization, translation, and stability of mRNAs in animal embryos; RNAi and stRNA pathways in germ-line development and function