Graduate Students (Major Professor):

Dalen Zuidema, 2017-present, MS/PhD in progress

Karl Kerns, PhD 2019

Wonhee Song, PhD 2017

Edward Miles, MS 2013

Shawn Zimmerman, PhD 2012

Chelsey Kennedy, MS 2011

Jennifer Antelman, MS 2007

Kathleen Marie Baska, MS 2004

Kyle Wayne Lovercamp, MS 2004

Katherine Anne Fischer, MS 2003

Co-advised Graduate Student:

P. Ronald Tovich, PhD 2004, Dr. Richard Oko, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, principal mentor.

Alexander Wu, PhD 2004, Dr. Richard Oko, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, principal mentor.

Kelly Moore, MS 2009, Dr. Timothy Safranski, MU Animal Science principal mentor.

Julie Stilley, MS 2007, Dr. Kathy Sharpe-Timms, MU OBGYN, principal mentor.

Julie Stilley, PhD 2011, Dr. Kathy Sharpe-Timms, MU OBGYN, principal mentor.

Mahmoud Aarabi, PhD, ongoing, started spring 2010 Dr. Richard Oko, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, principal mentor.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Betsy Pascoe 2019-present

Grace Wiley ANSCI 2017-present

Jennifer Jankovitz ANSCI 2017

Sheridan Tompkins, ANSCI 2015

Madison Hennessy ANSCI 2013-2014

Edward Miles BIOCHEM 2010

Clayton Buckman BIOCHEM 2007

Nicole Leitman ANSCI

Heinz Leigh ANSCI

Arawind Parameshwaran

Postdocs

Karl Kerns 2019-present

Michal Zigo 2014-present

Peter Vargovic 2011-2012

John F. Odhiambo 2009-2010

Dawn Feng (MD/Res Specialist) 2004-2006

Young-Joo Yi (promoted to research assistant professor in 2013, while with lab) 2004-2006 and 2008-2013

Gauri Manandhar (promoted to research assistant professor while with lab) 2002-2005

Ricardo Moreno (co-part mentor) 1997-1999

Evelyn Neuber (co-mentor) 1999-2000

Research Professors

Yiude Mao 2015-2018

Young-Joo Yi 2013-2014

Gaurishankar Manandhar 2005-2011

Visiting Scholars 2001-Present:

2019: Prof. Mayra Elena Ortiz d’Avila Assumpção, University of Sao Paulo Brazil

2019: Prof. John Soley & Lizette du Plessis, University of Pretoria. Visit supported by University of Missouri South African Exchange Program grant

2019: Filip Tirpak – Visiting scholar, Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, 5 month fellowship

2019 Clio Maicas – Visiting Scholar, University of Dublin, 3 month fellowship

2018-2019: Seda Ocakli – Visiting scholar,Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey, 1 year fellowship

2018: Lucie Tumova, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, 2 month fellowship

2018: Miriam Stiavnicka, Charles University, Second Medical Faculty, Pilsen, Czech Republic, 8 month fellowship

2017-2018: Eriklis Nogueira, DVM, PhD, EMBRAPA, Brazil, 1 year fellowship

2017: Lauren Hamilton, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, visiting scholar, 1 month stay

2016: Lauren Hamilton, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, visiting scholar, 1 month stay

2015: Lina Baron Lastra, University of Antofagasta, Chile, visiting scholar, 2 month stay

2015: Prof. Marketa Sedmikova, Vice-Chancellor, Czech Life Science University in Prague

2015-Bart Gadella, University of Utrecht, NETHERLANDS (invited speaker)

2015- Prof. Eriklis Nogueira, EMBRAPA Pantanal, BRAZIL (collaborator/visiting scholar)

2015-Adriana Kolesarova & Eduard Kolesar, Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra (visiting scholars)

2014-15-Lin Yan (12 months), Szechuan University, China (visiting scholar)

2014 – William Ballard, University of Sydney (invited speaker, collaborator)

2014 & 2015-Alexei Santiani Acosta (<1 month), Universidad Nacional Major San Marcos, Lima, Peru

2014-Veronika Benesova (12 month), Czech Academy of Sciences

2014-Peter Petruska (5 months), Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra

2014-Jan Nevoral (6 months), Czech University of Life Sciences

2013-Genevieve Acteau Queen’s University, Kingston ON (1 month)

2013-Stuart Myers UC Davis (visiting scholalr/collaborator)

Whitney Alpaugh University of Calgary (<1 month, visiting scholar)

Professor Stephen Krawetz, Wayne State University (invited speaker)

Giselle del Carmen Gamarra Lazo, Université François Rabelais, Tours, France  (USDA Borlaugh Fellow, trainee; 2 months)

Vanesa Rawe, PhD, Director of Basic Research, CEGyR, Buenos Aires, Argentina (invited speaker & collaborating researcher)

Andrei Zalensky, PhD Professor, The Jones Fertility Center, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA (invited speaker)

Nuch Tanpaichitr,PhD Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Biochemistry/Microbiology/Immunology, and Scientific Director of the Human IVF Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute (invited speaker)

Eva Nagyova, DVM, PhD, Institute of Animal Physiology & Genetics, Libechov, Czech republic (collaborating researcher)

Christophe Ozanon MD Clinical Director, Assisted Fertility Clinical Center, Clinique Monplaisir, Lyon, France (collaborating clinician)

Professor Chang Sik Park PhD (College of Agriculture and Life Science, Research Center for Transgenic Cloned Pigs, Chungnam National University, South Korea (collaborating researcher)

Alex Wu PhD (Queen’s University, Kingston, ON) trainee

Professor John Diehl PhD (Clemson University) (invited speaker & collaborating researcher)

Ron Tovich PhD (Queen’s University, Ontario) trainee

Professor Richard Oko PhD (Queen’s University, Ontario) (invited speaker & collaborating researcher)

Professor Jozef Laurincik DVM PhD (Konstantine The Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia) collaborating researcher

Antonio Miranda-Vizuete PhD (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden) (invited speaker & collaborating researcher)

Anita Schurman PhD (AgResearch, Hamilton, New Zealand) trainee

Professor Hector Chemes, MD, PhD President Intl Soc Andrology (CEGyR, Buenos Aires, Argentina) (invited speaker & collaborating researcher)