This is the Welcome Page for the laboratory of Randall S. Prather.
Thank you for visiting our laboratory web page. Here you will have the opportunity to learn about our team that work in and out of the lab performing research we then publish. Dr. Prather has assembled a team of hard-working people that facilitate world-wide collaborations. These results aid in accomplishing goals that are unattainable in a single laboratory.
Dr. Prather’s laboratory, in combination with others here at the University of Missouri, constitute the MU Livestock Engineering Team, or the Mule Team. Pigs, which are amazing biomedical models, have been our focus. However, we are branching out into other species. We have made over 70 different genetic modifications in pigs and produced over 1,200 cloned pigs. The program focuses on embryo technologies including oocyte and preimplantation embryo development, embryo culture, and cryopreservation.
The MULE Team has weekly meetings to discuss genomic engineering goals and projects within the community. Here the team collaborates and helps facilitate the progression of other research.