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Gerrit Bouma and Students

 Dr. Jerry Bouma (center) with PhD students Vanessa Enriquez and Ellie Cleys

The Bouma Laboratory


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Phone: (970) 491-8738


Location: W103 ARBL Building

Mailing Address:
1683 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Studies conducted in my laboratory focus on (1) elucidating the role of transcription factors in fetal ovarian development, (2) identifying the function of cell-secreted vesicles containing microRNAs and protein in ovarian follicle growth and maturation, (3) uncovering the role of cell-secreted vesicles and RNA-binding proteins in ovarian cancer development, and (4) establishing a role for sex steroid signaling in placental development, and fetal developmental programming.


 Recent News


The phrase "stem cells" triggers a veritable avalanche of reactions – controversial, groundbreaking, hype, miracle cures, societal division, political football, biomedical advances, and, finally, hope for the incurably ill. For all that has been written and debated, one thing is certain. A lack of clarity around stem cells fuels a debate that often hides scientific advances being made in less controversial adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells.

Drs. Jerry Bouma and Quinton Winger, faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, are working towards a solution that could give doctors and patients a leg-up in diagnosing some serious problems in women’s reproductive health.