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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

Phillips, Tameka C., Wildt, David E. and Comizzoli, Pierre. Incidence of methylated histones H3K4 and H3K79 in cat germinal vesicles is regulated by specific nuclear factors at the acquisition of developmental competence during the folliculogenesis, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 33 (6) 783-794. 2016.

Dobrynin, Pavel, Liu, Shiping, Tamazian, Gaik, Xiong, Zijun, Yurchenko, Andrey A., Krasheninnikova, Ksenia, Kliver, Sergey, Schmidt-Küntzel, Anne, Koepfli, Klaus-Peter, Johnson, Warren, Kuderna, Lukas F. K., García-Pérez, Raquel, Manuel, Marc de, Godinez, Ricardo, Komissarov, Aleksey, Makunin, Alexey, Brukhin, Vladimir, Qiu, Weilin, Zhou, Long, Li, Fang, Yi, Jian, Driscoll, Carlos, Antunes, Agostinho, Oleksyk, Taras K., Eizirik, Eduardo, et al. Genomic legacy of the African cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, Genome biology, 16 277. 2015.

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, Rachel M., Marinari, Paul 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, 19 (2) 102-111. 2016.

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