Alan Conley

Professor and Agronomist

Population Health & Reproduction

3223 VM3B, Davis, CA 95616

Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Fellow, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
Honorary Diplomate, American College of Theriogenology
1977, BVSc, University of Melbourne, Australia
1986, MS, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
1988, PhD, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
1991, NIH Fellowship, Green Center for Reproductive Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
Honors and Awards
2002-2003 Chancellor’s Fellow for Excellence in Research and Teaching, $25,000
2005-2006 Zoetis Excellence in Research Award, $1,000 The purpose of this award is to foster innovative research, on which the scientific advancement of the profession depends, by recognizing outstanding research effort and productivity (formerly Pfizer Award for Excellence in Research)
2006-2007 Favorite Teacher Award (Class of 2009)
2010-2011 Faculty Teaching Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2013 Diploma of Fellowship, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (Nov) for meritorious contributions to Reproductive Endocrinology and Steroidogenesis. An Honorary Member may be selected from persons of unusual eminence in the veterinary or allied professions who have made exceptional contributions to knowledge in Theriogenology.
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2018 Conley AJ, Ball BA: Endocrine Testing for Reproductive Conditions in Horses, Pusterla N, Jiggins J, (ed), Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics, Hoboken NJ. 409-418.
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.
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); Veterinary Clinical Endocrinology
Specialty Focus
Reproductive Physiology, Theriogenology