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Alan Conley- BVSc, MS, PhD, FRCVS
Professor
Population Health & Reproduction

3223 VM3B
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 2128
ajconley@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Comparative Reproduction [Livestock (cattle, sheep, pigs, horses), other Artiodactyla (peccaries), Human & Non-humans Primates, Reptiles (crocodilians), Carnivores (cats, dogs, hyenas), Birds]; Vertebrate sexual development and differentiation; Reproductive & molecular endocrinology; Steroidogenesis (molecular regulation & evolution)

Specialty Focus

Reproductive Physiology

Education

1977 BVSc Veterinary Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia
1986 MS Reproductive Physiology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
1988 PhD Reproductive Physiology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
1991 NIH Fellowship , Green Center for Reproductive Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Honors and Awards

2013 Diploma of Fellowship, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (Nov)
2010-2011 Gordon Research Conference, Invited Speaker, Drug Metabolism (July)
2010-2011 Faculty Teaching Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2010-2011 Keynote speaker, University of Kentucky Symposium on Reproductive Biology and Women's Health (May)
2006-2007 Favorite Teacher Award (Class of 2009)
2005-2006 Zoetis Excellence in Research Award, $1,000 (formerly Pfizer Award for Excellence in Research)
2002-2003 Chancellor’s Fellow for Excellence in Research and Teaching, $25,000

Licenses

Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Fellow, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Steroids & Parturition (NDSU), (Principal Investigator), USDA

Co-Principal Investigator, CNPRC HD071998 Supplement Bales/Conley, (Principal Investigator), NIH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Alan Conley: Electrochemistry of cytochrome P450 17a-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase (P450c17) 2017 Martin LL, Kubeil C, Simonov AN, Kuznetsov VL, Corbin CJ, Auchus RJ, Conley AJ, Bond AM, Rodgers RJ Electrochemistry of cytochrome P450 17a-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase (P450c17) Mol Cell Endocrinol,
  • Alan Conley: Equine 5a-reductase activity and expression in epididymis 2016 Corbin CJ, Legacki EL, Ball BA, Scoggin KE, Stanley SD, Conley AJ Equine 5a-reductase activity and expression in epididymis J Endocrinol,
  • Alan Conley: Progestin withdrawal at parturition in the mare 2016 Legacki EL, Corbin CJ, Ball BA, Wynn M, Loux S, Stanley SD, Conley AJ Progestin withdrawal at parturition in the mare Reproduction,
  • Alan Conley: Review of the reproductive endocrinology of the pregnant and parturient mare 2016 Conley AJ Review of the reproductive endocrinology of the pregnant and parturient mare Theriogenology,
  • Alan Conley: The dynamic steroid landscape of equine pregnancy mapped by mass spectrometry 2016 Legacki EL, Scholtz EL, Ball BA, Stanley SD, Berger T, Conley AJ The dynamic steroid landscape of equine pregnancy mapped by mass spectrometry Reproduction,
  • Alan Conley: Comparison of two 4.7-milligram to one 9.4-milligram deslorelin acetate implants on egg production and plasma progesterone concentrations in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) 2015 Petritz OA, Guzman DS, Hawkins MG, Kass PH, Conley AJ, Paul-Murphy J Comparison of two 4.7-milligram to one 9.4-milligram deslorelin acetate implants on egg production and plasma progesterone concentrations in Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) J Zoo Wildl Med,
  • Alan Conley: Mechanistic scrutiny identifies a kinetic role for cytochrome b5 regulation of human cytochrome P450c17 (CYP17A1, P450 17A1) 2015 Simonov AN, Holien JK, Yeung JC, Nguyen AD, Corbin CJ, Zheng J, Kuznetsov VL, Auchus RJ, Conley AJ, Bond AM, Parker MW, Rodgers RJ, Martin LL Mechanistic scrutiny identifies a kinetic role for cytochrome b5 regulation of human cytochrome P450c17 (CYP17A1, P450 17A1) PLoS One,
  • Alan Conley: Evolutionary comparisons predict that dimerization of human cytochrome P450 aromatase increases its enzymatic activity and efficiency. 2015 Martin LL, Holien JK, Mizrachi D, Corbin CJ, Conley AJ, Parker MW, Rodgers RJ Evolutionary comparisons predict that dimerization of human cytochrome P450 aromatase increases its enzymatic activity and efficiency. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol,
  • Alan Conley: The interrelationship between anti-Müllerian hormone, ovarian follicular populations and age in mares 2015 Claes A, Ball BA, Scoggin KE, Esteller-Vico A, Kalmar JJ, Conley AJ, Squires EL, Troedsson MH. The interrelationship between anti-Müllerian hormone, ovarian follicular populations and age in mares Equine Vet J,
  • Alan Conley: Theriogenology Question of the Month. Enlarged ovary due to granulosa theca cell tumor 2015 Roberts JN, Carleton CL, Conley AJ, Agnew DW Theriogenology Question of the Month. Enlarged ovary due to granulosa theca cell tumor J Am Vet Med Assoc,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2014 Conley AJ, Reynolds LP: Steroidogenesis and the initiation of parturition, Juengel JL, Miyamoto A, Price C, Reynolds LP, Smith FM, Webb R, (ed), Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants VIII, Cambridge. 399-413.

2012 Conley A, Orr VN, Trainor BC, Berger T, Hughes A: Chapter 4: Multiple forms of aromatase in suiformes: tissue distribution, regulation, and functional significance, Balthazart J, Ball G, (ed), Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior, Oxford. 64-88.

2002 Bird IM, Conley AJ: Chapter 1: Steroid biosynthesis: Enzymology, integration and control, Mason JI, (ed), Genetics of Steroid Biosynthesis and Function (Modern Genetics Book 6), New York. 1-36.

1999 Conley AJ, Walters KW: Aromatization, Knobil E, Neill JD, (ed), Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Volume I. 280-91.

1998 Geisert, RD, Conley AJ: Secretion and metabolism of steroids in subprimate mammals during pregnancy, Bazer FW, (ed), Endocrinology of Pregnancy, Totowa, NJ. 291-318.