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VTPP 659 - Gamete and Embryo Physiology

VTPP 659 Gamete and Embryo Physiology is intended to introduce graduate level students to the basic methods and physiologic principles underlying the field of assisted reproduction. Students will be expected to synthesize structural functional relationships and describe the cell-signaling and physiological basis of commonly employed laboratory techniques. Our laboratories are designed to explore the processes of gameteogenesis, estrous synchronization, surgical embryo collection and transfer, in vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection as well as embryo cryopreservation.

VTPP 452 Long Teachingrsl-embryos


Drs. Charles Long, Mark Westhusin, Duane Kraemer and Michael Golding


Tuesday and Thursday - 10:20 - 11:35 A.M., meet room VMA 330


Wed - 2:00 - 5:00 P.M., meet Reproductive Sciences Complex (unless specified otherwise)

Optional Texts

Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition, 2nd or 3rd edition, P.L. Senger, Current Conceptions, Inc.

Laboratory Production of Cattle Embryos, 2nd edition, I. Gordon, Biotechnology in Agriculture Series, CABI Publishing Physiology of Reproduction, 3rd edition, Knobil and Neil, eds. Elsevier

Mammalian Egg Transfer, Adams, CRC Press, 1982.