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Gerrit J. Bouma, Ph.D.


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Phone: (970) 491-8738


Location: W103 ARBL Building

Mailing Address:
1683 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Associate Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences
Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Office: W103 ARBL Building, Foothills Campus
Phone: 970-491-8738
Fax: 970-491-3557

Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory
Program in Cell and Molecular Biology
Center for Environmental Medicine

PhD, Zoology, University of Idaho
BSc, Environmental Sciences, Van Hall Institute, The Netherlands



About Dr. Bouma

Dr. Bouma is originally from the Netherlands where he began his undergraduate studies in environmental sciences/toxicology at the Van Hall Institute. During his undergraduate studies he participated in an international exchange program with the University of Illinois, and developed an interest in reproductive biology and toxicology. Dr. Bouma received his Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Idaho in Zoology with an emphasis in reproductive biology. After graduate school, Dr. Bouma was a postdoctoral fellow at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, focusing his studies on mammalian genetics and development of fetal gonads. He left to join the faculty at Colorado State University in 2006.

Dr. Bouma is an Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology and a member of the CSU Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory and the Cell and Molecular Biology Program. Dr. Bouma’s research focuses on the genetic and molecular factors that underlie fetal and adult ovarian differentiation and function, and the role of the placenta in developmental programming. Current research projects include: (1) Identifying the role of transcription factors and non-coding RNA molecules (microRNAs) in fetal and adult ovarian development and function. (2) Establishing the role of RNA-binding proteins and cell-secreted vesicles in mediating cell communication in adult ovarian follicle maturation, as well as ovarian cancer. (3) Elucidating the role of steroid hormones in placental development and function as critical factors underlying developmental programming.