The Nathan Fechheimer Memorial Lecture Series

The Nathan Fechheimer Memorial Lecture Series in Animal Breeding and Production

Dr. Joy Pate, Professor of Reproductive Physiology, C. Lee Rumberger and Family Chair in Agricultural Sciences
Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences

The overall goal of Dr. Pate’s research program is to improve reproductive efficiency of dairy cows. The main focus of the research is to understand the cellular mechanisms that regulate the lifespan of the corpus luteum (CL), which is the ovarian structure responsible for progesterone production and the maintenance of pregnancy. Work from this laboratory has provided insight into cholesterol metabolism for steroidogenesis, the roles of endogenous prostaglandin production in luteal function, and the mechanisms by which exogenous prostaglandin results in the demise of the CL.

Thursday, April 13
1:00 p.m.
122 Gerlaugh Hall, Wooster
Video link to 212 Animal Sciences, Columbus
2:30 p.m. Round table with students

Friday, April 14
2:00 p.m.
212 Animal Sciences, Columbus
Video link to 122 Gerlaugh Hall, Wooster
Presentation oriented towards students

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