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Teh-Yuan Ho

Teh Ho.

Research Associate
Foran Hall, Room 126A

Curriculum Vitae (38k PDF)


The lactocrine hypothesis, based on research from our laboratory, suggests that colostrum serves as a conduit for delivery of maternally-derived developmental signals in the neonate. Using the pig as a model system, studies demonstrate that lactocrine signaling shortly after birth affects both the developmental program and trajectory of porcine uterine and cervical tissues. My research goal is to better understand maternal programming of development by way of mother's milk during the neonatal period on long-term reproductive function in the adult pig.

Currently, research areas include:

  1. Determining the long-term effects of nursing on adult uterine gene expression and protein secretion during the periattachment period of early pregnancy.
  2. Investigating the effects of nursing and milk replacer feeding on neonatal small intestine development using quantitative PCR (qPCR) analysis.
  3. Evaluating whether epigenetic changes are occurring in response to age and nursing from birth by monitoring (a) global uterine DNA methylation patterns as well as (b) DNA methylation of promotor regions of specific genes involved in neonatal uterine development.


Title Location Year
Research Associate Deptartment of Animal Sciences
Rutgers University
2013 - present
Visiting Scholar Institute of Molecular Biology
National Chung-Hsing University
Taichung, Taiwan
Plant Biologist USDA
Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST)
Research Associate Deptartment of Animal Sciences
Rutgers University
2003 - 2011
Research/Teaching Specialist School of Public Health
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
2002 - 2003
Research/Teaching Specialist Department of Environmental and Community Medicine
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
1995 - 2000
Research Scientist Department of Developmental Chemotherapy
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1994 - 1995
Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Pathology
Fox Chase Cancer Center
1991 - 1993
Teaching Assistant Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Rutgers University
1986 - 1991
Teaching Assistant Department of Biology
University of Iowa
1983 - 1986


Degree Location Year
Postdoc Pathology
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Ph.D. Plant Biology
Rutgers University
M.S. Biology
University of Iowa
B.S. Agronomy
National Taiwan University