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Our Faculty

While our innovatively designed facilities allow for the development and implementation of techniques for diagnosis/treatment of various disorders and for preservation of genetics, it is truly the faculty that sets this program apart from others. Five full-time theriogenologists serve as clinical faculty members dedicated to furthering our understanding of fertility issues in breeding stallions-a concept that is unique among academic institutions worldwide. Their level of clinical expertise has put them in demand by equine breeders around the world. In addition to their dedication to research and clinical missions, these faculty members also have mentored countless veterinary medical and graduate-level students.

Floursecent Sperm Under Microscope Sheila Teague Removing Vials Dr. Young-Ho Choi Performs ICSI

Top: Sperm stained with multiple fluorescent probes to evaluate viability and midpiece membrane potential glow under fluorescent light.
Left: Technician Sheila Teague removes vials from the lyophilizer which freeze-dries sperm.
Right: Dr. Young-Ho Choi performs ICSI, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, on a oocyte under a microscope.

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The stallion reproduction team interacts closely with a broad assortment of highly acclaimed basic scientists within the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences in developing new strategies and procedures for maximizing the reproductive performance of breeding stallions. These include Drs. Bhanu Chowdhary and Terje Raudsepp (geneticists); Dr. Nancy Ing (molecular biologist); Dr. Thomas Welsh Jr. (endocrinologist); Dr. Larry Johnson (male reproductive anatomist); and Drs. Young-Ho Choi, Duane Kraemer and Mark Westhusin (reproductive physiologists).