Catherine A. VandeVoort, Ph.D.
Reproductive Sciences and Regenerative Medicine Unit
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UC Davis School of Medicine
The majority of Dr. VandeVoort’s research focuses on the use of the rhesus monkey as a model for human reproduction in the areas of: (1) sperm biology and cryopreservation, (2) oocyte maturation and early embryo culture, and (3) reproductive toxicology. In order to improve the outcome for all males, not a select few, her research has focused on freezing epididymal sperm and a multifactoral design to individualize freezing extender components. Contraception development is also a major emphasis of male reproduction studies. Investigations evaluate reproductive impact of potential toxicants and the basis for translational studies on oocyte health and ovarian/reproductive tract function.