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

3219 VM3B
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 9511
smeyers@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

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


The central focus of our laboratory is the study of membrane and cytosolic events associated with sperm cell function and to develop methods by which sperm preservation and fertility can be advanced. The laboratory is examining the role of membrane lipid domains and their associated proteins relative to sperm capacitation, osmotic and oxidative stress, and cryopreservation. Studies are aimed at optimization of male genome preservation and understanding of mechanisms of male subfertility. Animal models used are the rhesus and cynomolgus macaque and the horse.

Specialty Focus

Theriogenology

Education

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

Licenses

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

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Advanced measures of semen analysis in subfertile Labrador retrievers: comparisons to stud dogs of known fertility, (Principal Investigator), AKC Canine Health Foundation

Principal Investigator, Environmental oxidants and the aging male: sperm function and embryo development, (Principal Investigator), NIEHS Core Center, UC Davis

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Stuart Meyers: Flagellar ion channels of sperm: similarities and differences between species 2015 Miller MR, Mansell SA, Meyers SA, Lishko PV Flagellar ion channels of sperm: similarities and differences between species Cell Calcium,
  • Stuart Meyers: Progesterone accelerates the completion of 
sperm capacitation and activates CatSper channel in spermatozoa from the rhesus macaque
Macaque 2015 Sumigama S, Mansell S, Miller M, Lishko P, Cherr G, Meyers S, Tollner T Progesterone accelerates the completion of sperm capacitation and activates CatSper channel in spermatozoa from the rhesus macaque Macaque Biology of Reproduction,
  • Stuart Meyers: Phthalate esters affect maturation and function of primate testis tissue ectopically grafted in mice 2014 Rodriguez-Sosa JR, Bondareva A, Tang L, Avelar GF, Coyle KM, Modelski M, Alpaugh W, Conley A, Wynne-Edwards K, França LR, Meyers S, Dobrinski I Phthalate esters affect maturation and function of primate testis tissue ectopically grafted in mice Mol Cell Endocrinol,
  • Stuart Meyers: Abnormal early cleavage events predict early embryo demise: sperm oxidative stress and early abnormal cleavage 2014 Burruel V, Klooster K, Barker CM, Pera RR, Meyers S Abnormal early cleavage events predict early embryo demise: sperm oxidative stress and early abnormal cleavage Scientific reports,
  • Stuart Meyers: Suprazero cooling rate, rather than freezing rate, determines post thaw quality of rhesus macaque sperm. 2014 Martorana K, Klooster K, Meyers S Suprazero cooling rate, rather than freezing rate, determines post thaw quality of rhesus macaque sperm. Theriogenology,
  • Stuart Meyers: Oxidative damage to rhesus macaque spermatozoa results in mitotic arrest and transcript abundance changes in early embryos 2013 Burruel V, Klooster KL, Chitwood J, Ross PJ, Meyers SA Oxidative damage to rhesus macaque spermatozoa results in mitotic arrest and transcript abundance changes in early embryos Biol Reprod,
  • Stuart Meyers: Oxidative stress in zebrafish (Danio rerio) sperm 2012 Hagedorn M, McCarthy M, Carter VL, Meyers SA Oxidative stress in zebrafish (Danio rerio) sperm PloS one,
  • Stuart Meyers: Cooling Rate Affects Rhesus Monkey Sperm Survival 2012 Sumigama S, Meyers S Cooling Rate Affects Rhesus Monkey Sperm Survival Journal of Medical Primatology,
  • Stuart Meyers: Preserving and using germplasm and dissociated embryonic cells for conserving Caribbean and Pacific coral 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,
  • Stuart Meyers: Carcinomatosis of presumed prostate gland origin in an aged Standardbred stallion 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,

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.