Poisonous Plant Research Lab
PhD 1983 Toxicology, Veterinary Biosciences, University of Illinois
MS 1978 Reproductive Physiology, ADVS, Utah State University
BS 1975 Animal Science, ADVS, Utah State University
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The effects of poisonous plants and natural toxins on reproduction in livestock including embryonic and fetal growth and development.
- Determine that locoweeds cause reproductive dysfunction in livestock and characterized the effects in sheep and cattle.
- Evaluated alkaloids from larkspur in mouse bioassays and determined structure activity relationship.
- Developed a Spanish goat model to determine the mechanism of action of lupine-induced "crooked calf syndrome" in cattle, evaluated the toxicity of 10 alkaloid teratogens and their structure activity relationship.
- Callaborate with Lahey Clinic Medical Center on the biomedical application of the goat model to improve treatment of cleft palate in children.