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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

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.

Johnson, Amy E. M., Freeman, Elizabeth W., Wildt, David E. and Songsasen, Nucharin. Spermatozoa from the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) display typical canid hyper-sensitivity to osmotic and freezing-induced injury, but respond favorably to dimethyl sulfoxide, Cryobiology, 68 (3) 361-370. 2014.

Nájera, Fernando, Brown, Janine, Kaufman, Krystle, Schwartz, Rick, Goodrowe, Karen, Asaithanmakul, Wisit, Aitken-Palmer, Copper, Kongprom, Urarikha, Wildt, David E. and Bush, Mitchell. Swimmer Syndrome in a Clouded Leopard (Neofelis Nebulosa) Cub, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 45 (2) 386-388. 2014.

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.

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