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Department of Animal Science

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Dr. Stephen Ford

Professor & Rochelle Chair
Reproductive Biology, Fetal Programming

B.S., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
M.S., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Ph.D., Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR • (307) 766-2709 • Rm. 113      

Research Interests:

Iowa State University: Studies focused on conceptus: uterine interactions throughout gestation in the cow, ewe and sow, with emphasis on factors controlling uterine and placental blood vessel development, function and blood flow. Research was also conducted on the physiologic and genetic controls of litter size in the pig. University of Wyoming: Studies emphasize the fetal origins of adult disease, and are specifically evaluating the impact of maternal malnutrition in sheep and cattle on offspring quality. Models have been developed to investigate the impacts of early gestational undernutrition and overnutrition and obesity in the ewe and cow on fetal growth and development as well as offspring health, growth efficiency and carcass quality. These studies have both agricultural and biomedical implications. Serves as Director of the Center for the Study of Fetal Programming which was founded in 2001.


ANSC 3010 Comparative Anatomy & Physiology


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