The Center for Reproductive Biology, as an organized unit, was established in 1996. It grew out of a more informal structure that was initiated in 1989 by faculty from the University of Idaho and Washington State University who had a shared interest in reproductive biology. The Center now includes a full time director, 84 faculty members, and over 300 students, postdoctoral trainees, and technical staff.
The Center for Reproductive Biology seeks to promote collaborative research among its participants, to emphasize multi-investigator grants, and to enhance training and education for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. To further its goals, the Center sponsors
- workshops in which students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty discuss their projects and receive feedback and suggestions
- a formal seminar series with speakers from outside as well as from within the two universities
- an annual retreat in which faculty, students, and fellows present their research.
The research interests of the investigators associated with the Center for Reproductive Biology cover a wide range of fields. Virtually all aspects of mammalian reproduction are studied as well as reproduction in non-mammalian species such as fish. Several of the UI faculty members are involved in salmon recovery projects. Plant reproduction is also included within the scope of the Center's interests.
For more information on the Center for Reproductive Biology and the activities and programs it sponsors, visit the Center for Reproductive Biology on the WSU website.
The Fish Reproductive Biology Program is a component of the Center for Reproductive Biology.
Center for Reproductive Biology Members / UI Department of Biological Sciences
- Dr. Joseph Cloud
- Dr. Rolf Ingermann
- Dr. James Nagler
- Dr. Barrie Robison
- Dr. Deborah Stenkamp