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.
|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|
|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|