James J. Nagler, Ph.D.
College of Science
Campus Locations: Moscow
University of Idaho
Interim Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences
Associate Director of WSU/UI Center for Reproductive Biology
With UI Since 1996
Ph.D. (1991) Memorial University of Newfoundland
Reproductive biology of fishes
My research training began with a BS degree, in Fish and Wildlife Biology, from the University of Guelph in 1983. This was followed with a MS degree from Concordia University in 1985, in which I investigated the sub-lethal reproductive toxicity of pentachlorophenol in female rainbow trout. I went on to study the physiology of ovarian development in a marine fish, the winter flounder, for my Ph.D. at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1991. Subsequently, I worked as a research scientist on a variety of projects involving fish reproductive biology, in England and Canada, before joining the faculty at the University of Idaho.
- Nagler JJ, Cavileer T, Verducci J, Schultz I, Hook S, Hayton W, (2012) Estrogen receptor mRNA expression patterns in the liver and ovary of female rainbow trout over a complete reproductive cycle. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 178: 556-561.
- Nagler JJ, Cavileer T, Hunter S, Drew R, OkutsuT, Sakamoto T, Yoshizaki G (2011) Non-sex specific genes associated with the secondary mitotic period of primordial germ cell proliferation in the gonads of embryonic rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Mol. Reprod. Develop. 78:181-187.
- Nagler JJ, Davis TL, Modi N, Vijayan MM, Schultz I (2010) Intracellular, not membrane, estrogen receptors control vitellogenin synthesis in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 167: 326-330.
- Cavileer T, Hunter S, OkutsuT, Yoshizaki G, Nagler JJ (2009) Identification of novel genes associated with molecular sex differentiation in the embryonic gonads of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Sexual Develop. 3:214-224.
- Brown KH, Schultz IR, Cloud JG, Nagler JJ (2008) Aneuploid sperm formation in rainbow trout exposed to the environmental estrogen 17α-ethynylestradiol. PNAS (USA) 105:19786-19791.