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Kenneth L. White

Kenneth L. White

Dean of College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences, Vice President for Extension, Director of the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station (UAES)
Faculty: DVM, Faculty, Research
Program: Center for Integrated BioSystems
Location:  AGRS 431
Office Phone:  435-797-2201
Fax:  435-797-3321
Utah State University
4900 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4900

 Specialities: Reproductive physiology, developmental biology

 

Academic Information


Education and Research

  • Education
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    • PhD - University of California, Davis, March 1986
      • Major:  Physiology; Minor - Immunology
      • Dissertation:  Species and Stage Specific Development Expression of Histocompatibility-Y (H-Y) Antigen on Blastomeres of Preimplantation Mammalian Embryos.  Advisor:  Dr. Gary B. Anderson.
    • MS - Animal Science, University of California, Davis, December, 1982.
      • Thesis:  Detection of H-Y Antigen as a Method of "Sexing" Preimplantation Mouse Embryos.  Advisor:  Dr. Gary B. Anderson.
    • BS - Animal Science, Brigham Young University, December, 1979.
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  • Experience
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    • Department Head, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT, September 2008- present.
    • Professor, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT, July 1995-present.
    • Associate Director for Research, Center for Integrated BioSystems, Utah State University, Logan, UT, July 2006-September 2008.
    • Director, Center for Development and Molecular Biology (Utah Centers of Excellence Program), Utah State University, Logan, UT, July 1993-1998.
    • Associate Professor, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT, July 1991-June 1995 (Tenured 7-1-94)
    • Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, July 1990 to June 1991.
    • Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, March 1986-June 1990.
    • Research Assistant, University of California, September 1982-February 1986.
    • Embryologist and Research Physiologist, B.E.T. Genetics, Inc., Wheatland, California, January 1982 to September 1982.
    • Research Assistant, University of California, Davis, September 1980-January 1982.
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  • Research Interests
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    • Identification of factors associated with activation of oocytes in domestic animals.
    • Early embryonic development
      • nuclear - cytoplasmic interactions, nuclear reprogramming, nuclear transplantation.
      • inter - and intraspecific embryonic cell interactions, chimera.
      • evaluation of early gene expression in developing mammalian embryos.
    • Production of transgenic animals/cells development of new vector systems (retrovirus) as well as use of traditional systems (microinjection).
    • Use, study and development of tissue and early embryo culture systems.
    • Enhancing disease resistance in animals.
    • Immunology of the developing blastocyst/conceptus.
    • Computer image enhancement and analysis of preimplantation embryos.
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  • Book Chapters
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    1. White, K.L., G.L. Woods, D.K. Vanderwall, G.P. Li, and T.D. Bunch.  2006.  Cloning The Equine.  In:  Epigenetic Risks of Cloning, A. Inui (ed.) Taylor and Francis Books Ltd., 59-69.
    2. White, K.L., T.D. Bunch, S. Mitalipov and W.A. Reed.  2000.  Application of Nuclear Transfer in Exotic or Endangered Species.   In:  Assisted Fertilization and Nuclear Transfer in Mammals, D.Wolf and M. Zelinski-Wooten (ed.).  Humana Press USA, 239-251.
    3. White, K.L.  1995.  Electrofusion of mammalian cells.  In:  Protocols for Electroporation and Electrofusion of Plant and Animal Cells, J.A. Nickoloff (ed.) Humana Press USA, 283-294.
    4. White, K.L.  1989.  Embryo and gamete sex selection.  In:  Animal Biotechnology, J.P. Philips (ed.).  Pergamon Press, 1979-200.
    5. White, K.L.  1988.  Identification of embryonic sex by detection of male specific antigens.  In:  Cryopreservation, and Micromanipulation of Mammalian Embryos, N.L. First and A.H. DeCherney (eds.).  American Fertility Society, 81-104.
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  • Refereed Journal Articles
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    I have over 73 articles listed below are the latest 10.
    1. Pate, B.J., White, K.L., Chen, D., Aston, K.I. Sessions,B.R., Bunch, T.D., and Weimer, B.C.  2007 (Anticipated).  A novel approach to identify bovine sperm membrane proteins that interact with receptors on the vitelline membrane of bovine oocytes.  In Review.
    2. Pate, B.J., White, K.L., DeWald, D.B., L.F. Rickords, Li, G.-P. Aston, K.I. Sessions, B.R., and Bunch, T.D.  2007 (Anticipated).  Involvement of tyrosine kinases, specifically src family kinases, focal adhesion kinase (FAK), and agonist-induced PLC in the activation and development of bovine oocytes.  In Review.
    3. Page, B.J., White, K.L., Winger, Q.A., Rickords, L.F., Aston, K.I., Sessions, B.R., Li, G.-P., Campbell, K.D., Weimer, B., and Bunch T.D.  2006.  Specific integrin subunits in bovine oocytes, including novel sequences for alpha 6 and beta 3 subunits.  Mole. Reprod. Devel. In Press.
    4. White, K.L., Passipieri, M., Bunch, T.D., Campbell, K.D. and Pate, B.J.  2006.  Effects of arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) containing snake venom peptides on parthenogenetic development and in vitro fertilization of bovine oocytes.  Mole. Reprod. Devel. 74:88-96.
    5. Liu, Y., Li, G.-P., Rickords, L.F., White, K.L., Sessions, B.R., Aston, K.I, and Bunch, T.D.  2006.  Effect of nicotine on in vitro maturation of bovine oocytes.  Anim. Reprod. Sci. Online November 26, 2006; In Press.
    6. Li, G-P., Bunch, T.D., White, K.L., Rickords, L., Liu, J. and B.R. Sessions.  2006.  Denuding and centrifugation of maturing bovine oocytes alters oocyte spindle integrity and the ability of cytoplasm to support parthenogenetic and nuclear transfer embryo development.  Mole. Reprod. Devel. 73:446-451.
    7. Vanderwall, D.K., Woods, G.L.,Roser, J.F., Schlafer, D.H., Sellon, D.C., Tester,D.F., and White, K.L.  2006.  Equine Cloning:  Applications and Outcomes.  Reprod. Fertil. Devel. 18:91-98.
    8. Sessions, B.R., Aston, K.I., Davis, A.P., Pate, B.J. and White, K.L.  2006.  Effects of amino acid substitutions in and around the arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) sequence on fertilization and parthenogenetic development in mature bovine oocytes.  Mole. Reprod. Devel. 73:651-657.
    9. Aston, K.I., Li, G.P., Hicks, B.A., Sessions, B.R., Pate, B.J., Hammon, D.S., Bunch, T.D., and White, K.L.  2006.  The developmental competence of bovine nuclear transfer embryos derived from cow versus heifer cytoplasts.  Anim. Reprod. Sci. 95:234-243.
    10. Aston, K.I., Li, G.P., Hicks, B.A., Sessions, R.B., Pate, B.J., Hammon, D.S., Bunch, T.D., and White, K.L.  2006.  Effect of the time interval between fusion and activation on nuclear state and development in vitro and in vivo of bovine somatic cell nuclear transfer embryos.  Reproduction, 131:1-8.
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  • Abstracts
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    I have over 75 abstracts the ones listed below are the latest 10.
    1. Pate, B.J., White, K.L.,Chen, D., Desai, Aston, K.I., Sessions, B.R., and B.C. Weimer.  2005.  A novel approach to identify bovine sperm membrane proteins that interact with receptors on the vitelline membrane of bovine oocytes.  Mole. Biol. Cell 16:519.
    2. Page, B.J., White, K.L., DeWald, D.B., Rickords, L.F., Li, G., Aston, K.I., Sessions, B.R. and T.D. Bunch. 2005.  Involvement of tyrosine kinases, specifically src family kinases, focal adhesion kinase (Fak), and agonist-induced PLC in the activation and development of bovine oocytes.  Mole. Biol. Cell 16:2739.
    3. Sessions, B.R., Aston, K.I., Davis, A.P., Pate, B.J. and White, K.L.  2005.  Effects of amino acid substitutions in and around the argine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) sequence on fertilization and parthenogenetic development in mature bovine oocytes.  Mole. Biol. Cell 16:2549.
    4. Li, G.P., Bunch, T.D., White, K.L.,Sessions, B.R., Aston, K.I. and Pate, B.J. 2005.  Parthenogenetic and nuclear transfer embryo development of bovine oocytes denuded and centrifuged at different times during maturation.  Mole. Biol. Cell 16:527.
    5. Aston K., Johnson, H., White, K.L., and Winger, Q. 2005.  AP-2? transcription factor during bovine embryo development and placenta formation.  38rd Annual Meeting of the Society of the Study of Reproduction, Quebec City, Quebec.  Biol. Reprod.
    6. Pate, B.J., Li, B.P., Aston, K.I., Bunch, T.D., Campbell, K.D., Hammon,D.S., Rickords, L.F., and White, K.L.  2004.  Specific integrin subunits present on the vitelline membrane of bovine oocytes.  37rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Vancouver, BC. Biol. Reprod. 71(suppl.1):237.
    7. Aston, K.I., Li, G.P., Hicks, B.A., Sessions, B.R., Pate, B.J., Levanger, A.J., Meerdo, L.N., Hammon, D.S., Bunch, t.D., and White, K.L.  2004.  The developmental competence of bovine nuclear transfer embryos derived from cow verses heifer ooplasts.  37rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Vancouver, BC. Biol. Reprod. 71 (suppl. 1):621.
    8. White, K.L., M. Passipieri, T.D. Bunch, K.D.,Campbell, L.D. Meerdo and B.J. Pate.  2002.  Effects of arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) containing snake venom peptides on parthenogenetic development and in vitro fertilization of bovine oocytes.  Mole. Biol. Cell 13:622.
    9. Pate, B.J., K.D. Campbell, L.D. Meerdo, White, K.L.  2002.  Inhibition of bovine oocyte development after fertilization using the kinase inhibitors wortmannin and genistein B.  Mole. Biol. Cell 13:623.
    10. Li, G.P., White, K.L., K.I. Aston and T.D. Bunch.  2002.  Effect of culture conditions on the development and chromosomal composition of nuclear transfer (NT) bovine embryos.  Mole. Biol. Cell 13:645.
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  • Articles in Editorial Reviewed Journals
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    1. White, K.L., T.D. Bunch,F.L. Barnes, W.A. Reed and S. Wang.  1994.  The effects of two media and co-culture cell types on subsequent development of IVF-produced bovine embryos.  Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science. 45:282-283.
    2. Wang,S., T.D. Bunch, G. Seidel Jr., G.R. Holyoak and White, K.L.  1994.  The influence of bulls and heparin concentration on bovine oocyte in vitro fertilization. Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science.  45:29-31.
    3. White, K.L., T.D. Bunch, J. Cohen, K. Panter, W.A. Reed,R. Spendlove, A.R. Torres and T. Wierenga.  1994.  Growth of in vivo-produced ovine embryos in non-serum supplemented media containing leukemia inhibitor factor, stem cell factor and transforming growth factor-ß.  New Zealand Transfer Conf. 1:82-83.
    4. Wang, S., T.D. Bunch, G.R. Holyoak, and White, K.L.  1994.  The effect of tissue culture inserts on in vitro co-culture of bovine embryos.  New Zealand Embryo Transfer Conf. 1:78-79.
    5. Wood, T.C., White, K.L., D.L. Thompson, Jr. and F. Garza, Jr. 1989.  Determination of the sex of horse embryos before transfer.  Louisiana Agric. 33:14-15.
    6. Rickords, L.F., and White, K.L.  1988.  Dinoprostone induced cervical dilation in the ewe.  11th Int. Cong. Anim. Reprod. Artif. Insem. 3:214-216.
    7. White, K.L., G.M. Lindner and G.B. Anderson.  1982.  Cytolytic and fluorescent detection of H-Y antigen on preimplantation mouse embryos. Proc. West. Sec. Amer. Soc. Anim. Sci., New Mexico University, Las Cruses, NM.
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Honors and Activities

  • Invited Presentations
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    I have over 25 invited presentations the following are the latest 10.
    1. Genomic Science Course, Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer in Animals, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, July 11, 2006; contact person, Dr. Louisa Stark.
    2. Gluck Equine Center, Nuclear Transfer in the Equine:  What's all the Fuss About?  University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.  December 6, 2005; contact person, Dr. Teri Lear.
    3. Genomic Science in the 21st Century, Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer:  What's All the Fuss About?, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, June 28, 2005; contact person, Dr. Louisa Stark.
    4. President's (USU) Lecture Series, Nuclear Transfer and Stem Cell Research, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.  November 10, 2004; contact person, Lee Roderick.
    5. USDA-CSREES/NRI Stakeholders Meeting, Funding Priorities in Animal Reproduction.  37rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Vancouver, BC. August 2, 2004; contact persons, Drs. Debora Hamernick and Mark Mirando.
    6. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, Logan, UT.  June 15, 2004.  Nuclear Transfer:  Implications and Status, In Current Status of Nuclear Transfer in Animal Agriculture - Successess and Challenges; contact person, Roger Christianson.
    7. IBC's 3World Summit on Agricultural Biotechnology, Santa Fe, NM.  March 4-5, 1996.  Use of Agricultural animals in Transgenesis; contact person, Derek Kealey.
    8. IBC's 3World Summit on Agricultural Biotechnology, Santa Fe, NM.  March 4-5, 1996.  Receptors and agents inducing activation in the bovine oocyte; contact person, Kenneth Bondioli.
    9. International Embryo Transfer society, Salt Lake City, UT.  January 7-9, 1996.  Receptors and agents inducing activation in the bovine oocyte; contact person, Kenneth Bondioli.
    10. IBC's 3rd International Symposium on Transgenic Technology, San Diego, CA.  November 30-December 1, 1995.  Applications of domestic animal transgenesis facilitated by embryo culture; contact person, Derek Kealey.
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  • Service to the Department and University
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    • Member, NCAA Academic, Eligibility and Compliance Cabinet, 2006-present.
    • Member, NCAA, AEC Cabinet Subcommittee on Continuing Eligibility, 2006-present.
    • Member, Western Athletics Conference (WAC) Academics and Rules Compliance Committee, 2005-present.
    • Member, Utah State University NCAA Certification Steering Committee, 2006-08.
    • Chair, Utah State University NCAA Certification Subcommittee and Governance and Commitment to Rules Compliance.  2006-08.
    • Chair, Executive Committee, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department, 1993-94; 2003-05.
    • Member, Executive Committee, ADVS, 1992-95; 2001-05.
    • Vice President, Big West Conference Council, 2002-03.
    • President,Big West Conference Council, 2003-04.
    • Chair, Big West Faculty Athletics Representatives Committee, 2002-04.
    • Member, USU Graduate Council, 2003-present.
    • Member/Secretary, ADVS Graduate Programs Committee, 1993-present.
    • Chair, USU Athletics Council, 2003-present.
    • Chair, USU Athletics Director Search and Screen Committee, 2004.
    • Utah State University Faculty NCAA Representative, 1998-present.
    • Member, USU Athletics Council, 1998-present.
    • Member, Athletics Director Search and Screen Committee, 1998.
    • Chairman, Utah State University, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department Physiology and Veterinary Science Farm Committee, 1991-1995.
    • Member, Utah State University, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department Physiology and Veterinary Science Farm Committee, 1991-1998.
    • Member, College of Agriculture Fellowship Committee, Utah State University, 1992-1997; 2003-present.
    • Trustee, International Embryo Transfer Society Foundation, 1994-2002.
    • Member, International Embryo Transfer Society Education Committee, 1991-2002.
    • Chair, International Embryo Transfer Society Education Committee, 1996-2002.
    • Member, International Advisory Board for Assisted Reproductive Technology/Andrology Symposium, 1991-1992.
    • Member, Louisiana State University Biohazards Committee, 1990-1991.
    • Member, Search and Screening Committee for the Gordon D. Cain Endowed Chair in Agriculture, 1989.
    • Member, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Planning Task Force, Basic Animal Biology Committee-Enhancing the competitiveness and profitability of existing agricultural enterprises, 1989-1991.
    • Member, Animal Biotechnology Graduate Fellowship Committee, 1987-1991.
    • Member, Louisiana State University Open and Junior Livestock Show Committee, 1989-1991.
    • Member, College of Agriculture Grade Appeal Committee, 1987-1991.
    • Member, College of Agriculture's Faculty Policy Committee, 1986-1988.
    • Secretary, College of Agriculture's Faculty Policy Committee, 1987-1988.
    • Member, College of Agriculture's subcommittee on minimum course enrollment, 1986-1988.
    • Member, Development of Undergraduate Curriculum in Biotechnology, 1987-1991.
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  • Other Service
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    • Member, NCAA Academic, Eligibility and Compliance Cabinet, 2006-present.
    • Member, NCAA, AEC Cabinet Subcommittee on Continuing Eligibility, 2006-present.
    • Member, Western Athletics Conference (WAC) Academics and Rules Compliance Committee, 2005-present.
    • Member, Utah State University NCAA Certification Steering Committee, 2006-08.
    • Chair, Utah State University NCAA Certification Subcommittee and Governance and Commitment to Rules Compliance.  2006-08.
    • Chair, Executive Committee, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department, 1993-94; 2003-05.
    • Member, Executive Committee, ADVS, 1992-95; 2001-05.
    • Vice President, Big West Conference Council, 2002-03.
    • President,Big West Conference Council, 2003-04.
    • Chair, Big West Faculty Athletics Representatives Committee, 2002-04.
    • Member, USU Graduate Council, 2003-present.
    • Member/Secretary, ADVS Graduate Programs Committee, 1993-present.
    • Chair, USU Athletics Council, 2003-present.
    • Chair, USU Athletics Director Search and Screen Committee, 2004.
    • Utah State University Faculty NCAA Representative, 1998-present.
    • Member, USU Athletics Council, 1998-present.
    • Member, Athletics Director Search and Screen Committee, 1998.
    • Chairman, Utah State University, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department Physiology and Veterinary Science Farm Committee, 1991-1995.
    • Member, Utah State University, Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences Department Physiology and Veterinary Science Farm Committee, 1991-1998.
    • Member, College of Agriculture Fellowship Committee, Utah State University, 1992-1997; 2003-present.
    • Trustee, International Embryo Transfer Society Foundation, 1994-2002.
    • Member, International Embryo Transfer Society Education Committee, 1991-2002.
    • Chair, International Embryo Transfer Society Education Committee, 1996-2002.
    • Member, International Advisory Board for Assisted Reproductive Technology/Andrology Symposium, 1991-1992.
    • Member, Louisiana State University Biohazards Committee, 1990-1991.
    • Member, Search and Screening Committee for the Gordon D. Cain Endowed Chair in Agriculture, 1989.
    • Member, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Planning Task Force, Basic Animal Biology Committee-Enhancing the competitiveness and profitability of existing agricultural enterprises, 1989-1991.
    • Member, Animal Biotechnology Graduate Fellowship Committee, 1987-1991.
    • Member, Louisiana State University Open and Junior Livestock Show Committee, 1989-1991.
    • Member, College of Agriculture Grade Appeal Committee, 1987-1991.
    • Member, College of Agriculture's Faculty Policy Committee, 1986-1988.
    • Secretary, College of Agriculture's Faculty Policy Committee, 1987-1988.
    • Member, College of Agriculture's subcommittee on minimum course enrollment, 1986-1988.
    • Member, Development of Undergraduate Curriculum in Biotechnology, 1987-1991.
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  • Visiting Scientists
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    • Dr. Pual King and Phillip Gilfillan, Professors, Department of Agriculture, Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute, Middelburg, KP.  January 28, 1995-February 3, 1995.
    • Dr. Raj Rastogi, Professor, Department of Livestock Science, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.  May 24, 1994-August 6, 1994.
    • Dr. Hassan Ashktorab, Assistant Professor, Microbiology Department, Shiraz Medical School, Shiraz, Iran.  June 10-September 20, 1993; July 1, 1994-June 30, 1995.
    • Dr. Yindee Kitivanant, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Mahidol University, Bankok, Thailand.  January 14-February 3, 1993.
    • Charoensri Thonabulsombat, Research Scientist, Department of Anatomy, Mahidol University, Bankok, Thailand.  January 14-February 3, 1993.
    • Dr. Hiroaki Sato, Research Scientist, Kumamoto Amakusa Livestock Hygiene Service Center, Kumamoto, Japan.  October 20-December 10, 1991.
    • Dr. Shinji Noda, Research Scientist, Kumamoto Johoku Livestock Hygiene Service Center, Kumamoto, Japan.  September 25-December 10, 1990.
    • Dr. Kanok Pavasuthipaisit, Head, Department of Anatomy, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. August 10-25, 1989.
    • Dr. Ma Xiangdong, Section Chief, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Malian-wa Hai-dian, Beijing, China.  January 29-February 5, 1989.
    • Dr. Shyam Zanwar, Technical Officer, Bilaspur India.  January 26-29, 1988.
    • Dr. K. Utsumi, Associate Professor, Kyoto University, Kyoto City, Japan.  January 24-29, 1987.
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  • Other Professional Meeting Participation
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    • Chair, International Embryo Transfer Society Education Committee
    • Member, International Embryo Transfer Society Foundation Committee
    • Full Member, American Society for Cell Biology
    • Full Member, International Embryo Transfer Society
    • Full Member, Society for the Study of Reproduction
    • Full Member, American Society of Animal Science
    • Full Member, American Society for the Advancement of Science
    • Member, W-171 USDA Regional Research Project
    • Member, NCR-150 USDA Regional Research Committee
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