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Stuart Meyers- BS, DVM, MS, PhD
Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

2319 Haring Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 9511


Research Focus

Sperm cell biology, stallion infertility, evaluation of sperm function, cryobiology of macaque and horse sperm

Specialty Focus



1977 BS , Michigan State University, East Lansing,
1979 MS , Oregon State University, Corvallis,
1985 DVM , Michigan State University, East Lansing,
1995 PhD , University of California, Davis,

Honors and Awards

2006 Norton Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee
2006 Chancellor's Fellow Nominee
2002 Favorite Teacher Award, Class of 2005
1997 Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society


Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists
California State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Heat shock protein 70 and 90 modulate the sperm stress response during cryopreservation, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health (CEH), UCD

Principal Investigator, Response of Rhesus Sperm to Freezing: Recovery from Osmotic and Oxidative Stress, (Principal Investigator), NIH/NCRR - R01

Principal Investigator, Control of suprazero ROS production during the early phases of sperm freezing, a novel method of improving cryosurvival of stallion sperm, (Principal Investigator), Center for Equine Health (CEH)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Sumigama S, Meyers S Cooling Rate Affects Rhesus Monkey Sperm Survival Journal of Medical Primatology,
  • Link Icon 2012 Hagedorn M, Carter V, Martorana K, Paresa MK, Acker J, Baums IB, Borneman E, Brittsan M, Byers M, Henley M, Laterveer M, Leong JA, McCarthy M, Meyers S, Nelson B, Petersen D, Tiersch T, Uribe RC, Woods E, Wildt D Preserving and using germplasm and dissociated embryonic cells for conserving Caribbean and Pacific coral PloS one,
  • Link Icon 2012 Meyers SA, Smith RR, Marsh PS, Habecker PL, Meirs DA, Kennedy AR Carcinomatosis of presumed prostate gland origin in an aged Standardbred stallion Clin Therio,
  • Link Icon 2011 Cole JA, Meyers SA Osmotic stress stimulates phosphorylation and cellular expression of heat shock proteins in rhesus macaque sperm J Androl,
  • Link Icon 2011 Hagedorn M, McCarthy M, Carter VL, Meyers SA Oxidative stress in zebrafish (Danio rerio) sperm PlosOne,
  • Link Icon 2011 Klooster KL, Burruel VR, Meyers SA Loss of fertilization potential of desiccated rhesus macaque spermatozoa following prolonged storage Cryobiology,
  • Link Icon 2011 McCarthy MJ, Meyers SA Antioxidant treatment in the absence of exogenous lipids and proteins protects rhesus macaque sperm from cryopreservation-induced cell membrane damage Theriogenology,
  • Link Icon 2010 Cole J, Dawson E, Meyers S Inhibition of heat shock protein 90 (HSP 90) stimulates tyrosine phosphorylation and progesterone-induced acrosome reactions in cryopreserved equine spermatozoa Animal Reproduction Science,
  • Link Icon 2010 Burnaugh L, Ball BA, Sabeur K, Thomas AD, Meyers SA Osmotic stress stimulates generation of superoxide anion by spermatozoa in horses Anim Reprod Sci,
  • Link Icon 2010 McCarthy M, Baumber J, Kass PH, Meyers SA Osmotic stress induces oxidative cell damage to rhesus macaque spermatozoa Biol Reprod,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2012 Meyers SA: Cryostorage and Oxidative Stress in Mammalian Spermatozoa, Agarwal A, Aitken J, Alvarez J, (ed), Studies on Men’s Health and Fertility, Oxidative Stress in Applied Basic Research and Clinical Practice. Chapter 3.

2011 Meyers SA: Spermatozoal Viability, McKinnon A, Squires E, Vaala W, Varner D, (ed), Equine Reproduction, Second Edition. Chapter 155.

2011 Meyers SA: Acrosomal Function, McKinnon A, Squires E, Vaala W, Varner D, (ed), Equine Reproduction, Second Edition. Chapter 152.

2010 Meyers SA: Spermatozoal viability, McKinnon A, Squires E, Vaala W, Varner D, (ed), Equine Reproduction. Chapter 155.

2010 Meyers SA: Acrosomal function, McKinnon A, Squires E, Vaala W, Varner D, (ed), Equine Reproduction. Chapter 152.