About reproductive biology research
Understanding reproductive systems can be used to define and treat the impact of endocrine dysfunction on fertility and many physiological processes that are impacted by reproductive hormones. Physiological processes that are impacted by alterations in reproductive hormones include immune function, stress responsiveness, bone turnover, metabolism, cardiovascular function. Clinical outcomes related to alterations in reproductive function include fertility, fracture risk, bone health, reproductive cancers, and cardiovascular disease. Methodological approaches range from clinical research in humans to large and small animal models and cellular systems.
Is this option for me?
This option is for students who wish to study the causative factors of infertility, as well as the effects of the endocrine dysfunction on the human body.
Potential specialization areas
- Chronic low energy availability on reproductive function in humans and animals
- Bone loss
- Gonad and mammary gland function
- Reproductive genomics and immunology
- Biological clocks