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ANIMAL SCIENCE

brenda alexander

Brenda Alexander 

Professor

Reproductive Biology 

Office: AS/MB 405

Email: balex@uwyo.edu

Phone: 307-766-6278

 

Education

B.S., University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 

M.S., University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 

Ph. D., University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 

 

Professional Experience

2018 - Present - Professor, University of Wyoming

2012 - 2018 - Associate Professor, University of Wyoming

2006 - 2012 - Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming

2010 - Affiliate Faculty Appointment, Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington

2004 - 2006 - Research Scientist, Project Leader for the IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). 

2002 - 2004 - Assistant Research Scientist, Project Leader for an ARS Scrapie grant.

2000 - 2002 - Research Associate, University of Wyoming

1992 - 2000 - Doctoral Candidate, University of Wyoming

1996 - 1998 - Teaching Assistant, University of Wyoming

1990 - 1992 - Research Associate, University of Idaho

1988 - 1990 - Research Associate II, University of Wyoming

1988 - Research Associate I, University of Wyoming

1987 - Teaching Assistant, University of Wyoming

1986 - 1988 - Graduate Assistant, University of Wyoming

 

 

Research Interests:

Early research documented that approximately 25% of all ram lack sexual interest. This observation has motivated and directed Dr. Alexander's research career. Her research has determined that low sexually performing rams have deficits in the brain-reward pathway which may partially account for their tempered interest. The ewe is known to influence male sexual interest; however, ewes do not compensate for low sexual interest from the ram and would not be expected to contribute to their reproductive success.

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