Stuart Meyers

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, 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
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
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.
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
Ten Recent Publications

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

2012
Hagedorn M, McCarthy M, Carter VL, Meyers SA
Oxidative stress in zebrafish (Danio rerio) sperm

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

2012
Meyers SA, Smith RR, Marsh PS, Habecker PL, Meirs DA, Kennedy AR
Carcinomatosis of presumed prostate gland origin in an aged Standardbred stallion