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Current Issue (Spring 2016)

Dr. Paul Dyce


Dr. Paul Dyce has recently joined the Animal Sciences Department as Assistant Professor of Reproduction and Development. Paul received his B. S. in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Guelph in Ontario in (2002)  and his M.Sc. (2004) and Ph.D. (2009) at the University of Guelph in Ontario Canada. In early 2010 he joined Dr. Gerald Kidder’s lab, as a postdoctoral fellow, in the departments of Physiology and Pharmacology and the Children’s Health Research Institute, at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. During his research training, he received several awards including an NSERC Ph.D. fellowship, and a Governor Generals academic gold medal. He was a member of the CIHR Training Program in Reproduction, Early Development, and the Impact on Health (REDIH) and held a CIHR doctoral fellowship. His research interests include the characterization and differentiation of skin-derived stem cells into oocytes, the importance of cellular communication during folliculogenesis, and various aspects of livestock reproductive health. His lab is currently focused on improving embryo, heifer, and gilt selection with the goal of improving the efficiency of these production parameters.

Listing of Recent Publications

See a listing of our faculty’s recently published research journal articles, book chapters, presentations and more.


Mark Your Calendar

Mark your calendar for one of our upcoming events in the Department of Animal Sciences.

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APRIL 23 — Dr. Werner Bergen

APRIL 26 — Ms. April Colley

MAY 27 — Dr. Carolyn Huntington

Department Highlights

Read about three members of our Department of Animal Sciences family who were recently honored at the college’s annual Faculty/Staff Awards.

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