Joan Jorgensen

Comparative Biosciences Department

Transcriptional control of gonad development

(608) 890-2337

4354c Veterinary Medicine Building
2015 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706


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focus groups:

Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine; Physiology; Transcriptional Mechanisms

research description:

We use genetic and molecular approaches to understand developmental processes required for fetal gonadogenesis. Specific investigations focus on cell-cell interactions that promote follicle formation and oocyte survival and the onset and maintenance of steroidogenesis in developing female and male gonads respectively. New knowledge gained from developmental studies is extended to sex specific adult diseases, in particular, premature ovarian failure in females and the onset of steroidogenesis in aggressive castration resistant prostate cancer in males.

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