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Paul Dyce, Ph.D.

 

Assistant Professor, Reproductive Developmental Biology

Department of Animal Sciences

295 CASIC Building

559 Duvall Drive

Auburn University, AL, 36849

(334) 844-1840

Education

M.Sc. Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Canada

Ph.D. Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Canada

Experience

Adjunct Professor 2015-Present

Department of Animal and Poultry Science, OAC

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 

Research Associate 2014-2015

Department of Animal and Poultry Science, OAC

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 

CIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2010-2014

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

 

ANSC-3600 Reproductive Physiology

Research

My research focuses on several key areas:

1) Studying the ability of fetal porcine and postnatal mouse skin isolated stem cells to form germ cells under various in vitro culture conditions. The ability of stem cells to form germ cells in vitro opens up many possibilities to study germ cell formation under controlled in vitro conditions.

2) I am also interested in the exploration of intra-ovarian signaling pathways required for normal oocyte/embryo development within livestock species. This has the potential to improve in vitro oocyte techniques such as growth, maturation, and cryopreservation within agriculturally relevant species.

3) Develop molecular methods to improve heifer and gilt selection for reproductive potential in order to improve the productivity and efficiency of these valuable agriculture sectors.