Specialties: reproductive physiology, pregnancy immunology and developmental biology
The main goal of Dr. Rutigliano’s research is to identify the mechanisms underlying pregnancy complications. These discoveries are expected to lead to powerful new approaches to improve success rates of pregnancies established by assisted reproductive techniques.
Dr. Rutigliano’s research aims to identify immune cells and mechanisms responsible for the acceptance of the allogeneic fetus in the maternal uterus. Also, her research focuses on the identification of the genes involved in the reprogramming of the genome in embryos produced by assisted reproductive techniques.
Dr. Rutigliano’s research program is currently supported by funds from the VPR Office at Utah State University.
Dr. Rutigliano completed her DVM degree at the São Paulo State University (Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, UNESP) in 2003. After that she completed a clinical internship in dairy cattle medicine at the University of California, Davis. She then received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Animal Biology with emphasis in reproductive biology and endocrinology at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Rutigliano continued her training as a post-doctoral fellow at Utah State University, where she expanded her skills and training in reproductive immunology and developmental biology. Dr. Rutigliano is currently a research assistant professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Animal, Dairy, Veterinary Department at Utah State University.