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Mehmet Uzumcu

Mehmet Uzumcu headshot.

Associate Professor
Bartlett Hall, Room 119

Curriculum Vitae (237k PDF)



The research area of the laboratory is the reproductive and developmental toxicology.

The long-term research goal is to understand the effects of environmental factors and their long-term health consequences in female reproductive system.

More specifically, we study the developmental effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including the pesticide methoxcychlor and plasticizers phthalates. We use the rat as experimental animal model. Following fetal and neonatal exposures, we examine any alterations in growth and reproductive parameters, ovarian follicular composition and numbers, and gene expression in the ovary and uterus. In collaborative work, we also study the developmental effect of EDCs on metabolic parameters as well as in the hypothalamus and pituitary.


Title Location Year
Associate Professor Dept. of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University 2009
Assistant Professor Dept. of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University 2003
Research Associate Washington State University 2000
Scientist King Faisal Specialist Hospital
Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Veterinarian Ministry of Agriculture, Erzurum, Turkey 1987


Degree Location Year
Postdoc Animal Sciences, Washington State University 1997
Ph.D. Reproductive Endocrinology, Ohio State University 1994
M.S. Reproductive Physiology, Ohio State University 1990
DVM Ankara University, Turkey 1986