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David Wildt

Center Head / Center for Species Survival

Research Focus

He leads a group of scientists, fellows, students, technicians and volunteers who study the reproductive biology of animals, from fish to elephants.

Most Recent Publications

Nájera, Fernando, Brown, Janine, Wildt, David E., Virolle, Laurie, Kongprom, Urarikha, Revuelta, Luis and Goodrowe-Beck, Karen. Body mass dynamics in hand reared clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) cubs from birth to weaning, Zoo Biology, 34 (3) 239-243. 2015.

Pukazhenthi, Budhan S., Nagashima, Jennifer, Travis, Alexander J., Costa, Guilherme M., Escobar, Enrique N., França, Luiz R. and Wildt, David E. Slow freezing, but not vitrification supports complete spermatogenesis in cryopreserved, neonatal sheep testicular xenografts, PloS One, 10 (4) -. 2015.

Schook, Mandi W., Wildt, David E., Raghanti, Mary Ann, Wolfe, Barbara A. and Dennis, Patricia M. Increased inflammation and decreased insulin sensitivity indicate metabolic disturbances in zoo-managed compared to free-ranging black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), General and Comparative Endocrinology, () -. 2015.

Comizzoli, Pierre and Wildt, David E. Mammalian fertility preservation through cryobiology: value of classical comparative studies and the need for new preservation options, Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 26 (1) 91-98. 2014.

Fujihara, Mayako, Comizzoli, Pierre, Keefer, Carol L., Wildt, David E. and Songsasen, Nucharin. Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Sustains In Vitro Primordial Follicle Viability by Enhancing Stromal Cell Proliferation via MAPK and PI3K Pathways in the Prepubertal, but Not Adult Cat Ovary, Biology of Reproduction, 90 (4) . 2014.

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