Research Scientist / Center for Species Survival
Pierre Comizzoli has worked as a veterinarian in French Guyana to study the seasonal reproduction of different mammalian species living in the rain forest. He has been in charge of reproductive and health monitoring programs (sheep, goat and cattle) in the African Sahelo-Saharan region. These working experiences, involving wildlife and tropical veterinary medicine, allowed him to study different aspects of reproductive biology in various animal species.
Graves-Herring, Jennifer, Wildt, David E. and Comizzoli, Pierre. Retention of Structure and Function of the Cat Germinal Vesicle after Air-Drying and Storage at Supra-Zero Temperature, Biology of Reproduction, . 2013.
Hribal, R., Jewgenow, K., Braun, B. and Comizzoli, Pierre. Influence of Culture Medium Composition on Relative mRNA Abundances in Domestic Cat Embryos, Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 48 (2) 245-251. 2013.
Buarpung, S., Tharasanit, T., Comizzoli, Pierre and Techakumphu, M. Feline spermatozoa from fresh and cryopreserved testicular tissues have comparable ability to fertilize matured oocytes and sustain the embryo development after intracytoplasmic sperm injection, Theriogenology, 79 (1) 149-158. 2012.
Buarpung, Sirirak, Tharasanit, Theerawat, Comizzoli, Pierre and Techakumphu, Mongkol. Effects of cold storage on plasma membrane, DNA integrity and fertilizing ability of feline testicular spermatozoa, Animal Reproduction Science, 131 (3-4) 219-227. 2012.
Comizzoli, Pierre and Wildt, David E. On the Horizon for Fertility Preservation in Domestic and Wild Carnivores, Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 47 (Supplement S6) 261-265. 2012.