Animal Reproductive Biology Group

The Animal Reproductive Biology Group is comprised of scientists interested in mammalian reproductive biology. The group examines reproductive biology from the subcellular level to the whole animal in a variety of species, including farm animals, humans and model laboratory animals.

Group Objective

The objective is to clarify critical cellular and metabolic mechanisms that regulate the reproductive process. This information will help solve costly reproductive problems and improve efficiency.

Multidisciplinary Effort

The group is a multidisciplinary effort among nearly 30 faculty from:


The state of Missouri provides funding to a core group of seven of our scientists through the Food for the 21st Century program. This program, established in 1984, has supported a sustained effort in reproductive biology of livestock species and has created at the University of Missouri one of the largest groups of livestock reproductive biologists in the world.