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Ryan Ashley

Title: Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Major Field of Interest:
Reproductive Physiology with an emphasis in recognition and maintenance of pregnancy

E-mail address: ryashley@nmsu.edu

Web Site: http://web.nmsu.edu/~ryashley/LabWebsite.html

Office phone: 575-646-4135

Education:

  • B.S., Animal Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 1999
  • M.S., Animal Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, 2002
  • Ph.D., Reproductive Physiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2007
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2007-2010

Courses Taught:

  • AnSc 421 Physiology of Reproduction
  • AnSc 602 Advanced Reproductive Physiology
  • AnSc 605 Gonadal and Uterine Endocrinology

Research:

  • Progesterones actions mediated by membrane receptors and chemokines effects in early pregnancy. Goal is elucidating the functions of membrane progesterone receptors (MPRs) in normal and compromised pregnancies, as well as their roles in reproductive cancers (ovarian, uterine, and cervical). Study the role of chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) and its ligand (CXCL12) during early pregnancy. Current studies are investigating roles of MPRs and the CXCL12/CXCR4 system play during early pregnancy in livestock with an emphasis on development of the placenta.