Comparative Biosciences Department
Urinary dysfunction in aging men
121 Animal Health & Biomed Sci Bld
1656 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine; Systems Biology
The focus of my laboratory’s research is urogenital development and lower urinary tract function. We are examining molecular mechanisms of urogenital development including mechanisms responsible for patterning nerves and blood vessels, proliferative cell growth, and morphogenesis of kidney, prostate, urethra, bladder and cloaca. We are investigating how male hormones initiate and maintain male accessory sex organ development and how endocrine disruptors impair these processes. We are also investigating the role of developmentally regulated signaling pathways in the pathophysiology of benign prostatic hyperplasia / lower urinary tract symptoms.