Season 2, Episode 7 - Canine Reproduction
Updated: Oct 10, 2022
All the important links, repro news and guest bios from this month's episode
Dr Karine Reynaud
Karine is a researcher at INRAE (French Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment). After a master's degree on ovarian physiology in Booroola/Belclare ewes, and a PhD on oocyte-granulosa relations in mice, she went to Brussels as a post-doc to study in vitro folliculogenesis (mouse) and the fetal ovary (human). Then she spent 20 years at the National Veterinary School of Alfort-Paris to study ovarian function and oocyte meiosis in the dog.
Karine is currently at the INRAE station in Tours-Nouzilly (2h south of Paris). Her team is interested in the relationship between the oviduct and the gametes/embryo in domestic mammals (cow, ewe, sow). She is developing new in vitro biotechnology models: spheroids and organoids of oviductal cells.
Early Career Researcher Spotlight
Dr Riley Thompson
Dr. Riley Thompson attended Tennessee Tech University for her BS in agriculture, and then she attended the University of Tennessee for her DVM and PhD degrees. She performed her PhD research at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute developing endometrial organoid cell cultures in domestic and endangered equids. Riley is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University studying bovine, feline, and canine oviductal and endometrial organoids and extracellular vesicles.
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Upcoming conferences and abstract deadlines
Vet R&D 2023
26th - 28th April 2023, Houston, Texas
International Embryo Technology Society - Morulas Trainee Group Virtual Research Meeting 2022
October 2022 (date TBA), virtual meeting
Minitube Training and Education
Individual and open seminars upon request
Upcoming awards and grants
Michelson Found Animals Grant
Letter of Intent (LOI) can be submitted at any time
SRB ECR Collaborative Travel Award
Applications due 31st October 2022
2022 SRB Early and Mid-Career Research Seed Grants
Applications due 12th October 2022
Paper of the month
Cryopreservation of testicular tissue from the dog (Canis familiaris) and wild boar (Sus scrofa) by slow freezing and vitrification: Differences in cryoresistance according to cell type
Can't get enough?
Check out some amazing canine and feline repro videos staring Karine, La vie sexuelle des chiens and Quand les chats sont chauds/When cats are hot!
Interested in adopting a new furry family member? If you're located in Australia, check out Beagle Freedom Australia and Liberty Foundation - both organisations rehome companion animals used in research. If you're looking to adopt a retired research dog in the US, check out Homes for Animal Heroes.
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