Stuart Meyers

Professor

Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology

Office
3219 VM3B, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists
California State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
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,
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Determination of primary oxidative metabolism to improve semen preservation and fertility in dogs, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health
Principal Investigator, Equipment grant for Nucleocounter sperm viability instrument, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis Center for Companion Animal Health
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
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
Sperm cell biology, stallion infertility, evaluation of sperm function, cryobiology of macaque and horse sperm, Theriogenology.

My laboratory and graduate students are focused on male aging and the effects on fertility, semen quality, and cryopreservation. 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 rhesus macaque, horse, dog, and salmonids 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.
Specialty Focus
Theriogenology