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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.

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