Stuart Meyers


Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

3219 VM3B, Davis, CA 95616

Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists
California State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
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,
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Development of Germ Cell Transplantation Methods for Enhancing Aquacultural Production of Migratory Fishes, (Principal Investigator), NOAA Sea Grant Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes National Aquaculture Initiative
Principal Investigator, Semen quality studies on fertility in Great Dane males, (Principal Investigator), Great Dane Charitable Trust
Honors and Awards
1997 Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society
2002 Favorite Teacher Award, Class of 2005
2006 Norton Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee
2006 Chancellor's Fellow Nominee
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2017 Meyers SA, Reijo-Pera R : The Non-Human Primate Model for Early Human Development. , Heide Schatten, (ed), Human Reproduction: Updates and New Horizons, Hoboken, New Jersey. 339-353.
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: Acrosomal function, McKinnon A, Squires E, Vaala W, Varner D, (ed), Equine Reproduction, . Chapter 152.
Research Focus
My laboratory is focused on male fertility male and aging. We study the effects on fertility, semen quality, and cryopreservation from spermatozoal reactive oxygen species and sperm mitochondrial function. The goal of the research in my laboratory is to understand the effects from oxidative stress and preservation of genetic resources from mammalian and aquatic organisms, specifically the horse, dog, and migratory fishes such as salmonids and sturgeon that are vital to advancing biomedical and agricultural research and knowledge. As such, my laboratory focuses on mechanisms of oxidative stress in gametes of both sexes and embryos and early embryonic development.

Sperm cell biology, stallion infertility, evaluation of sperm function, cryobiology of mammalian sperm, in vitro fertilization of horses (ICSI), equine embryo developmental biology, Theriogenology.
Specialty Focus