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Season 2, Episode 7 - Canine Reproduction

Updated: Oct 10, 2022

All the important links, repro news and guest bios from this month's episode

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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.


Repro News

Fun Fact

If you want to learn more about this episode's fun fact, check out the article below:

Upcoming conferences and abstract deadlines

Vet R&D 2023

26th - 28th April 2023, Houston, Texas

Registration open

International Embryo Technology Society - Morulas Trainee Group Virtual Research Meeting 2022

October 2022 (date TBA), virtual meeting

Upcoming training

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


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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