Assistant Professor in Beef Reproduction, Extension & Research
Research at a glance
Area(s) of Expertise
The emphasis of my research program is to understand and manipulate the endocrine, cellular and molecular processes controlling the reproductive tract function of cattle to optimize the chances of conception after a given service. My ultimate goal is to produce more kilograms of calves per unit of cow that enters the beef production system.
Our laboratory conducts studies on the topics of hormonal control of the estrous cycle and early embryonic losses in beef cattle. Specifically, we investigate progesterone-based strategies to improve efficiency of estrous synchronization programs for beef cows, embryo-maternal communication, and new fertility-promoting molecules. The research studies involve use of steroid assays, ultrasound, molecular techniques, and omics approaches. Our laboratory is also committed to promoting the use of reproductive biotechnologies in cow-calf operations.
- Ph.D., Reproductive Physiology, University of São Paulo
- M.S., Animal Production, São Paulo State University
- D.V.M., São Paulo State University