Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Phillip Bridges, PhD, Assistant Professor

PhD: West Virginia University, 1999

Research Interests: Cellular and molecular regulation of ovarian health and ovulation


Department of Veterinary Science

Barry A Ball, DVM, PhD, Professor

Research Interests: equine research; reproductive health


Karen McDowell, PhD, Associate Professor

PhD: University of Florida, 1986

Research Interests: Embryonic/uterine physiology and in investigating causes of embryonic loss

Department of Biology

Edmund Rucker, PhD, Associate Professor


Research Interests: autophagy and apoptosis

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Thomas Curry, PhD, Professor

PhD: East Carolina University, 1983

Postdoc: University of Miami

Research Interests: Mechanisms of ovulation, specifically the role of proteolytic enzymes in follicular rupture, luteal formation, and regression


Misung Jo, PhD, Assistant Professor

PhD: Cornell University, 2002

Postdoc: University of Kentucky

Research Interests: Ovarian physiology


Department of Physiology

Sandra Legan, PhD, Professor

PhD: University of Michigan, 1974

Postdoc: Emory University, University of Michigan

Research Interests: Reproductive neuroendocrinology, specifically in the mechanisms whereby gonadal steroids feed back on the hypothalamo-pituitary axis to control gonadotropin secretion


Melinda Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor

PhD: Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 1997

Research Interests: Neuroprotective effects of estrogen


Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences

Michael Kilgore, PhD, Associate Professor

PhD: Texas Tech University, 1990

Research Interests: Effect of estrogen and environmental toxins in developing breast cancer