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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

Koester, Diana C., Freeman, Elizabeth W., Brown, Janine L., Wildt, David E., Terrell, Kimberly A., Franklin, Ashley D. and Crosier, Adrienne E. Motile Sperm Output by Male Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) Managed Ex Situ Is Influenced by Public Exposure and Number of Care-Givers, PloS One, 10 (9) . 2015.

Nagashima, Jennifer, Wildt, David E., Travis, Alexander J. and Songsasen, Nucharin. Follicular size and stage and gonadotropin concentration affect alginate-encapsulated in vitro growth and survival of pre- and early antral dog follicles, Reproduction, Fertility and Development, . 2015.

Howard, J. G., Lynch, C., Santymire, R. M., Marinari, P. E. and Wildt, David E. Recovery of gene diversity using long-term cryopreserved spermatozoa and artificial insemination in the endangered black-footed ferret, Animal Conservation, . 2015.

Lee, Pei-Chih, Wildt, David E. and Comizzoli, Pierre. Nucleolar Translocation of Histone Deacetylase 2 Is Involved in Regulation of Transcriptional Silencing in the Cat Germinal Vesicle, Biology of reproduction, 93 (2) 33. 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, 217/218 10-19. 2015.

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