Spermatogenesis & Sperm Biology

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The function of male reproductive physiology is to produce and deliver sperm. The sperm must then be fertilization-competent and contribute genetic and epigenetic information to the next generation.

Research into spermatogenesis and sperm biology seeks to better understand factors influencing and controlling male fertility and infertility.

Faculty in the Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology investigate genetic, epigenetic, and environmental influences on spermatogenesis and sperm biology, as well as the long-term effects on pregnancy and the developing offspring of paternal preconception exposures mediated through the sperm.