Section Editors

Section Board for 'Animal Reproduction' (66)

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Dr. Roy Neville Kirkwood
Section Editor-in-Chief
Swine Production Medicine, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus, Roseworthy, SA 5371, Australia
Interests: Swine herd management; sow reproductive management; pig health management; microbiome and pig performance
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Animals: Pig Reproduction
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Bagnato
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Università Degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: Animal genomics; genetic improvement; Zootechnics; Biodiversity
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Dr. Jim McFarlane
University of New England Australia, Armidale, Australia
Interests: reproductive physiology; ovarian follicular development; testicular function; reproductive endocrinology; nutrition; leptin
Dr. Raffaele Boni
Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
Interests: gamete quality; in vitro fertilization; in vitro embryo production, superovulation, bovine, buffalo, ovarian follicle dynamics
Prof. Dr. Maria Cristina Veronesi
Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Interests: domestic animals; reproduction; neonatology; clinical andrology; gynaecology; obstetrics; endocrinology
Prof. Bartolomeo Biolatti
Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie, Università degli Studi di Torino, 10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy
Interests: pathology; farm animals; reproductive pathology; growth promoter; biomarker
Prof. Robert Dailey
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Interests: animal reproduction; cattle; sheep; reproductive physiology
Dr. Raquel Romar
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Murcia -Campus Mare Nostrum, 6 Murcia, Spain
Interests: oviductal cells; vitro fertilization; pigs cortical; gametes; embryos; fertilization; early embryo development
Dr. Carmen Matás
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, International Excellence Campus for Higher Education and Research “Campus Mare Nostrum”, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Interests: sperm capacitation; porcine IVF; sperm selection; porcine embryo production
Dr. Paul Dyce
Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agriculture, Auburn University, Auburn, United States
Interests: In vitro fertilization; follicle development; oocyte health; fertility; connexin 43; embryo development; stem cells
Assoc. Prof. Simon de Graaf
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: Spermatozoa; seminal plasma; sperm transport; artificial insemination; sexed semen; reproductive technology; semen freezing; semen storage
Dr. Ramanathan K. Kasimanickam
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
Interests: Cow; Bull; Fertility; Population genomics; Production Medicine
Dr. Pierre Comizzoli
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Washington, D.C., United States.
Interests: Reproduction; Assisted Reproductive Techniques; cryobiology in domestic species and wildlife
Dr. Pietro Parma
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Production, Landscape, Agroenergy, Milan University, Via Celoria, 2 - 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: Citogenetics; Chromosome; Sex determination; Sry; Sox; Robertsonian Traslocation; Animal Genetics
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Dr. Lauro González-Fernández
Universidad de Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain.
Interests: sperm capacitation; sperm motility; acrosome reaction; kinases; protein tyrosine phosphorylation; mammalian sperm.
Prof. Luigi Avallone
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: animal reproduction; fish; embryo
Dr. Jaana Peippo
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Helsinki, Finland.
Interests: in vivo and in vitro embryo production; factors affecting oocyte and embryo quality; sex-related development in embryos; cryopreservation of embryos; embryo diagnostics (genomic selection in embryos, embryo transcriptomics); lipid metabolism in relation to reproduction; functional characterization of reproduction; species: cattle, sheep, reindeer, zebrafish
Prof. Dr. Andrew Peters

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Interests: veterinary medicines, vaccines, production medicine, reproduction and fertility, livestock production data in developing countries, transboundary disease
Prof. Dr. Jörg Aurich
Department of Small Animals and Horses, Division of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology, Vetmeduni Vienna, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: comparative animal reproduction; pregnancy; obstetrics; gynecology; biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Jens Vanselow
Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN), Institut für Fortpflanzungsbiologie, Institutsleitung, Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf
Interests: Reproductive Biology; Folliculogenesis; Luteinization; Gene Regulation; Epigenetic
Prof. Salvatore Desantis
Dipartimento dell'Emergenza e dei Trapianti di Organi (DETO), sez. Cliniche Veterinarie e Produzioni Animali, Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, S.P. per Casamassima km.3, Valenzano, 70010 Bari, Italy
Interests: histology; histochemistry; glycans; ultrastructure; reproductive system; intestine; stem cells; glycobiology; lectins
Prof. Francisco Marco-Jimenez
Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Animal, UniversitatPolitècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: Reproduction; Criopreservation; Embryos; Sperm; Genomics; Gene Expression; Epigenetics
Dr. Carey Satterfield
Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, United States
Interests: Placenta; pregnancy; amino acids; brown adipose tissue; fetal programming; ruminants
Prof. Dr. Trish Berger
Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Interests: Fertilization; sperm fertilizing ability; Sertoli cells; male reproductive tract development; gametes
Professor Anna Lange-Consiglio
1. University of Milan,Department of Veterinary Medicine, 26900 Lodi, Italy
2. Reproduction Unit, Clinical-Veterinary and Zootechnical-Experimental Center of the University, University of Milan, 26900 Lodi, Italy
Interests: biologia cellulare; Medicina rigenerativa; biotecnologie riproduttive
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Dr. Cristina Cuello
Department: Medicine and Animal; Surgery University of Murcia, Spain
Interests: Reproductive biotechnologies; vitrification; embryo transfer; in vitro embryo production; Reproduction and omics; embryo-maternal interactions
Prof. Goo Jang
Laboratory of Theriogenology and Biotechnology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, the Research Institute of Veterinary Science, and BK21 PLUS Program for Creative Veterinary Science Research, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
Interests: theriogenology; in vitro produced embryo transfer; transgenesis; in vitro fertilization technologies; somatic cell nuclear transfer; prion mutant cow; genome editing technologies
Prof. Dr. María-Teresa Paramio
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: goat; sheep; reproduction; oocyte competence; in vitro fertilization; embryo development; female fertility
Assoc. Prof. Vimal Selvaraj
Cornell University, Ithaca, United States
Interests: Steroid biosynthesis; endocrinology; mechanisms of energy metabolism; cholesterol
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Neglia
Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production (DVMAP), Federico II University, Italy
Interests: Buffalo; Goat; Sheep; Cattle; Artificial Insemination; Reproduction; Milk quality; Meat quality
Dr. Sara Succu
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, Italy
Interests: ruminant reproduction; oocyte quality; embryo development; cryopreservation (oocytes, semen, embryos); in vitro culture; follicular dynamic; fertility
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Prof. Dr. Francesca Mossa
Università degli Studi di Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Interests: ovarian reserve; fertility; cattle; developmental programming
Prof. Pascal Froment
Interests: testi; metabolism; Sertol; spermatozoa
Dr. Luisa Bogliolo
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari
Interests: assisted reproductive technologies; embryos development; oocyte and sperm storage; reproduction of sheep
Dr. Francisco A. García‑Vázquez
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Interests: pig; reproduction; assisted reproductive technologies; sperm function; artificial insemination
Dr. Roslyn Bathgate
Sydney School of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: Reproduction; Spermatozoa; Cryopreservation; Reproductive Endocrinology; Oestrus
Dr. Nathan Long
Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina, USA
Interests: fetal programming; beef cattle nutrition; reproductive physiology; stress physiology; endocrinology
Dr. Irina Garcia Ispierto
Agrotecnio Center, University of Lleida, 25198 Lleida, SpainDepartment of Animal Science, University of Lleida, 25198 Lleida, Spain
Interests: bovine reproduction; ecography; sincronization; fertility; pregnancy loss; twin pregnancy and post-partum; Coxiella burnetti and Neospora caninum in dairy cattle
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Prof. Dr. Johannes Kauffold
Leipzig University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Clinic for Clawed Animals, Germany
Interests: pig reproductive; fertility control
Dr. Emma Bleach
Harper Adams University, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Interests: Dairy cow; follicle; oestrus; calf; growth; health; endocrine; ultrasound
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Dr. Inmaculada Parrilla Riera
Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery (Obstetrics and reproduction), Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Murcia, 30071, Murcia, Spain
Interests: Animal Genetics; Domestic Animal Reproduction; Domestic Animal Reproduction; pig reproductive biotechnologies
Dr. M. Ángeles Latorre
Veterinary Faculty-University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: Animal Science; Pig husbandry; Swine Nutrition; Meat Quality
Prof. Dr. Olli A.T. Peltoniemi
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1. Helsinki One Health, University of Helsinki, Saarentaus, Finland
2. Department of Production Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Saarentaus, Finland
Interests: pig reproduction; dynamic relationship between animals and humans; One Health and Welfare
Prof. Maria Grazia Palmerini
Associate Professor of Human Anatomy, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: reproduction; infertility; assisted reproductive technology; cryopreservation; environmental pollutants; oocyte; ovarian follicles; spermatozoa; embryos; histology; electron microscopy
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Dr. Fiammetta Berlinguer
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, Italy
Interests: animal reproduction; ovary; ovarian follicles; oocyte; embryo development; cryopreservation (embryos, oocytes, spermatozoa); semen quality; assisted reproduction techniques, pregnancy
Prof. Dr. Brenda M. Alexander
Department of Animal Science, University of Wyoming
Interests: Reproductive behavior; Reproduction; Endocrinology; Behavior
Dr. Monica Isabella Cutrignelli
Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production, University of Napoli Federico II, 80137 Napoli, Italy
Interests: Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production
Dr. Juan José Pascual
Institute of Animal Science and Technology, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46071. Valencia, Spain
Interests: rabbit reproductive biology
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Prof. Dr. Juan Vicente Delgado Bermejo
Universidad de Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
Interests: Conservation and characterization of zoogenetic resources; Exemplary genetic evaluation; Real genetic evaluation; Preparation of breeding catalogs and reports. Control of yields in the field - Meat, milk, fiber, behavior, sports and eggs. Information, storage and data preparation; Artificial Insemination; Seminal collection and freezing
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Prof. Silvia C. Modina
Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie per la Salute, la Produzione Animale e la Sicurezza Alimentare Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
Interests: Reproductive biology in domestic animals; basic and applied veterinary anatomy; basic and applied musculoskeletal development
Prof. Dr. Robert M Friendship
Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Interests: swine health management; disease surveillance; pre-harvest aspects of food safety; sow reproduction
Prof. Dr. Avigdor Cahaner

Hebrew University's Faculty of Agriculture, Israel
Interests: Design of biological & agricultural trials + data collection and analysis; Design of genetics & breeding trials + data collection and analysis; Poultry genetics; Poultry breeding; Broilers production under sub-optimal conditions; Broilers breeding for sub-optimal conditions; Broilers growth and feed efficiency; Broilers meat yield and quality
Prof. Takeshige Otoi
Laboratory of Animal Reproduction, Faculty of Bioscience and Bioindustry (Ishii campus), Tokushima University, Ishii, Myozai-gun, Tokushima 779-3233, Japan
Interests: In Vitro Fertilization and Genome editing
Prof. Dr. Maria Laura Bacci
Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, 40064 Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), Italy
Interests: swine; physiology; endocrinology; reproduction; welfare; reproductive biotechnology; transgenesis
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Dr. Daniela Bebbere
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sassari, via Vienna 2, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: developmental biology; ovine and bovine reproduction; gene expression; epigenetics; oocytes; embryos; assisted reproductive technologies; cryopreservation
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Dr. Radosław Kowalski
Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Olsztyn, Poland
Interests: aquatic species gamete preservation; aquatic animal reproduction; gametes quality in aquatic species
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Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Exbrayat
UMRS 449 “General Biology, Reproduction and Comparative Development”, Lyon Catholic University and EPHE, Lyon 69288, France
Interests: reproduction; genital tracts; ovary; testis; sexual cycle; endocrine organs; apoptosis; fish; amphibians; reptiles; small mammals; invertebrates; history and philosophy of life sciences
Prof. Dr. hab. Wojciech Niżański
Department of Reproduction and Clinic of Farm Animals, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Science, Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: assisted reproductive techniques in animals; semen cryopreservation; artificial insemination in companion animals; cytometric assessment of spermatozoal features; IVF techniques
Prof. Fabio De Rensis
Department of Medical Veterinary Science, University of Parma, Italy
Interests: mainly reproduction in cow and pig; the main topic are synchronization of oestrus and ovulation; heat stress and seasonal infertility
Dr. Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes
Instituto Nacional de Investigacion y Tecnologia Agraria y Alimentaria, Dpto. Reproducción Animal, Madrid, Spain
Interests: developmental programming, environmental effects, embryo, foetus, genetic and epigenetic regulation, prenatal and postnatal development.
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Dr. Giuseppe Stradaioli
Università degli Studi di Udine, Dipartimento di Scienze Agroalimentari, Udine, Italy
Interests: Animal reproduction; Dairy Science; Reproductive Medicine; Dairy; Animal Science; Reproductive Biology; Assisted Reproductive Technology; Reproductive Endocrinology; Cattle; Ovary; Veterina
Prof. Alberto Maria Luciano
Università degli Studi di Milano, Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety Reproductive and Developmental Biology Lab ( Milan, Italy
Interests: Reproductive Biology; Developmental Biology; Ovary; Follicle; Oocyte; Embryo; Assisted Reproductive Technologies; Animal Reproduction, Fertility
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Prof. Dr. Reinhold J. Hutz
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, P.O. Box 413, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
Interests: reproductive biology; endocrinology; toxicology; dioxins; environmental endocrine disruptors; nanoparticles; ovary
Dr. Richard Laven
IVABS, Massey University, Palmerston North 5321, New Zealand
Interests: Cattle; lameness; welfare; reproduction; mastitis; micronutrients
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Prof. Dr. Charles Snowdon
Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Interests: Primate social; reproductive; cognitive and communication behavior
Dr. David Taggart
School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Interests: wildlife management; conservation; rewilding; wildlife health; ecology; reproduction biology; animal behaviour; marsupials
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