Our laboratory is part of a growing group of stem cell biologists at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We study the stem cell system underlying spermatogenesis which are essential for male fertility. A primary interest of the lab is understanding the fundamental biology of these spermatogonial stem cells, normal male germline development, and how stem cells might be used to regenerate spermatogenesis. We are also actively pursuing approaches to preserve fertility in prepubertal male cancer patients.
A growing group of researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) within the San Antonio Institute for Cellular & Molecular Primatology (SAICMP) and The Department of Biology have an interested in stem cell research including aspects of embryology, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine using humans, nonhuman primates and other model organisms including rodents. At UTSA, this core group of stem cell biologists (Drs. Hermann, LeBaron, Lin, McCarrey, and Navara), along with a group of developmental biologists (Drs. Gaufo, Lundell, and Mueller), interact regularly to discuss research results, review pertinent studies in the literature and develop new research directions.
I think it's time we recognized the Dark Ages are over. Galileo and Copernicus have been proven right. The world is in fact round; the Earth does revolve around the sun. I believe God gave us intellect to differentiate between imprisoning dogma and sound ethical science, which is what we must do here today. - Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT; 1945 - ).
UTSA faculty members associated with this group have diverse interests, including: