Even though these biotechnologies are methods of last resort, we cannot afford to wait until the last minute to develop the capabilities.
My lab is interested in the development and application of assisted reproductive technologies as a means to help preserve endangered species. Currently, there are more then one thousand species world wide listed as being endangered while in the United States alone, 496 species of animals are listed as threatened or endangered. My research program is dedicated to better understanding the unique reproductive biology of different mammalian species and developing the technological capability to assist with their survival as a species when threatened with extinction. We also use these technologies for the preservation and production of animal models for biomedical research.
“Ask not what nature can do for you, but what you can do for nature!” – Duane Kraemer