Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology (11:067:491)

(3 credits)

Normally Offered: Fall semesters (every odd year) with Dr. Troy Roepke.

Prerequisites and Other Registration Restrictions: The pre-requisites are two semesters of General Biology (01:19:101-102), and one of the following courses: Integrative Physiology (11:067:300), Systems Physiology (01:146:356), Animal Physiological Ecology (11:704:360), Animal Reproduction (11:067:327), Biochemical Mechanisms of Toxicology (11:115:422), or Molecular Toxicology (11:115:434). This is an elective course for students majoring in Animal Science Pre-Vet/Research or minoring in Endocrine Physiology & Health Sciences.

Format: The course will consist of two 80-minute lectures per week.

Description: Application of toxicological principles in reproductive studies and instruction on the effects of toxicants on male and female reproduction, and on the developing embryo/fetus. Critical evaluation of reproductive toxicity studies and development of mechanistic approaches to understanding how chemical exposure can adversely affect reproduction.

Other Requirements: Essential Reproduction (Sixth Edition), Martin H. Johnson* and Ecological Developmental Biology: Integrating Epigenetics, Medicine and Evolution, Scott F. Gilbert & David Epel. Other selected reading from various texts will be provided via online course website.

* not necessary if you have Pathways to Pregnancy & Parturition (Animal Reproduction Text).

Syllabus (may be subject to change)

Additional Information: Dr. Troy Roepke (848-932-9454; ta.roepke@rutgers.edu)