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Assisted reproduction for wildlife conservation
February 5, 2019 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology Seminar
Presented by Pierre Comizzoli, D.V.M., Ph.D., Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology
From his website:
Dr. Pierre Comizzoli is a staff scientist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. He develops new projects on gamete and gonadal tissue cryo-banking for rare and endangered species. His comparative research on fertility preservation in various wild and domestic animal species creates interesting bridges with human reproductive health and medicine.
Besides conducting research on cutting-edge approaches in fertility preservation and assisted reproduction, Comizzol is also in charge of conservation projects on wild carnivores and ungulates in Northern Africa and in Southeast Asia. Comizzoli also leads the Pan-Smithsonian Cryo-Initiative (PSCI) which aims to improve the management and use of biomaterial repositories within SCBI.