Research Scientist / Center for Species Survival
His most significant achievements include (1) demonstrating the link between cellular mechanisms and sperm function, including the phenomenon of teratospermia (the production of malformed sperm common in some species) and (2) understanding the mechanisms that dictate the successful cryopreservation of cells, especially carnivore spermatozoa.
Crichton, Elizabeth G., Pukazhenthi, Budhan, Billah, M. and Skidmore, Julian A. Cholesterol addition aids the cryopreservation of dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) spermatozoa, Theriogenology, 83 (2) 168-174. 2015.
Daigle, C. L., Brown, J. L., Carlstead, K., Pukazhenthi, B., Freeman, E. W. and Snider, R. J. Multi-institutional survey of social, management, husbandry and environmental factors for the SSP African lion Panthera leo population: examining the effects of a breeding moratorium in relation to reproductive success, International Zoo Yearbook, . 2015.
Pukazhenthi, Budhan S., Johnson, Aime, Guthrie, H. David, Songsasen, Nucharin, Padilla, Luis R., Wolfe, Barbara A., da Silva, Marco Coutinho, Alvarenga, Marco A. and Wildt, David E. Improved Sperm Cryosurvival in Diluents Containing Amides versus Glycerol in the Przewalski's Horse (Equus ferus przewalskii), Cryobiology, 68 (2) 205-214. 2014.
Kiso, Wendy K., Selvaraj, Vimal, Nagashima, Jennifer, Asano, Atsushi, Brown, Janine L., Schmitt, Dennis L., Leszyk, John, Travis, Alexander J. and Pukazhenthi, Budhan S. Lactotransferrin in Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Seminal Plasma Correlates with Semen Quality, Plos One, 8 (8) e71033. 2013.
Pukazhenthi, Budhan, Quse, Viviana, Hoyer, Mark, Gastelaars, Heleen Van Engeldorp and Brown, Janine L. A review of the reproductive biology and breeding management of tapirs (Tapirus sp.), Integrative Zoology, 8 (1) 18-34. 2013.