Bill L. Lasley, Ph.D.
Reproductive Sciences and Regenerative Medicine Unit
Primate Assay Core Lead
Department of Population Health and Reproduction
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
UC Davis Center for Health and the Environment
Dr. Lasley’s research program encompasses two distinct disciplines, the first directed towards women’s healthy aging. He is the lead of the animal core in a research program that employs the nonhuman primate model for studies relevant to the health assessment and management of mid-aged women. He is also involved in the population-based Studies of Women Across the Nation (SWAN). Together, these activities have led to a novel explanation for the rise in adrenal steroids during the menopausal transition and the validation of the nonhuman primate model. The second aspect of his research program focuses on environmental hazards to human reproductive health. Dr. Lasley leads the Endocrine Laboratory.
Highlight summary of Dr. Lasley’s research (PDF)
Lasley BL, Conley AJ, Rao CV, Morrison JH, Gee NA. Age-Specific Differences in Luteinizing Hormone Receptors in the Adrenal Cortex of Female Macaques. Endocrine Society’s 97th Annual Meeting and Expo, March 5–8, 2015 – San Diego. FRI-44.
Lasley BL, McConnell DS, Crawford S, Morrison JH, Gold E, Gee NA. Estrogen Plus Progesterone but Not Estrogen Alone Mimics the Induction of Increased Adrenal Androgen Production Observed during the Menopausal Transition of Mid-Aged Women Using the Ovariectomized Macaque Model. Endocrine Society’s 97th Annual Meeting and Expo, March 5–8, 2015 – San Diego. FRI-122