(January 30, 2012)

Alumnus presents seminar on "Pregnancy Recognition Signaling"

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary Biology Department will host alumnus Dr. Fuller Bazer '61 on February 9 when he presents a seminar on "Pregnancy Recognition Signaling in Mammals." Dr. Bazer is currently a Regents Fellow, Distinguished Professor, and the O.D. Butler Chair in Physiology of Reproduction in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Fuller Bazer
Dr. Fuller Bazer '61

"His studies in the area of maternal recognition of pregnancy lead to higher productivity in farm animals," said Dr. Cristina Caldari-Farren, Centenary Assistant Professor of Biology. "Additionally, the application of agricultural scientific research to the treatment of human disease shows how mutually beneficial relationships can be constructed through scientific exploration."

  • What: Pregnancy Recognition Signaling in Mammals

  • Where: Room 114, Mickle Hall

  • When: Thursday, February 9, at 5:00 p.m.

After graduating from Centenary with a B.S. in Biology, Bazer obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Animal Sciences from Louisiana State University and North Carolina State University. In 1992, Bazer joined the faculty at Texas A&M as Professor and O.D. Butler Chair and Director of the Center for Animal Biotechnology and Genomics. Since that time, he has served in various capacities, most recently as Interim Head of Veterinary Pathobiology from 2009-10.

His research focuses on the reproductive biology of farm animals, specifically uterine biology and pregnancy. His research determined that estrogen in pigs and interferon-t ruminant species are the signals for pregnancy maintenance.