The field of reproductive biology includes study of the impacts of endocrine dysfunction on fertility, as well as the many physiological processes that are impacted by reproductive hormones, such as 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.
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