Participating Faculty

College of Agriculture

Phillip Bridges, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
PhD: West Virginia University, 1999
Research Interests: Cellular and molecular regulation of ovarian health and ovulation
Research Interests:
Karen McDowell, PhD, Associate Professor
PhD: University of Florida, 1986
Research Interests: Embryonic/uterine physiology and in investigating causes of embryonic loss


College of Arts and Science

Edmund Rucker, PhD, Associate Professor
Research Interests: Autophagy and Apoptosis

College of Medicine

PhD: East Carolina University, 1983
Postdoc: University of Miami
Research Interests: Mechanisms of ovulation, specifically the role of proteolytic enzymes in follicular rupture, luteal formation, and regression
Misung Jo, PhD, Assistant Professor
PhD: Cornell University, 2002
Postdoc: University of Kentucky
Research Interests: Ovarian physiology
PhD: University of Michigan, 1974
Postdoc: Emory University, University of Michigan
Research Interests: Reproductive neuroendocrinology, specifically in the mechanisms whereby gonadal steroids feed back on the hypothalamo-pituitary axis to control gonadotropin secretion
Melinda Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor
PhD: Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 1997
Research Interests: Neuroprotective effects of estrogen
Michael Kilgore, PhD, Associate Professor
PhD: Texas Tech University, 1990
Research Interests: Effect of estrogen and environmental toxins in developing breast cancer