University of Missouri
Animal Reproductive Biology Group

Previous Lab Members

Graduate Researchers

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Zhiyuan Chen

Graduate Research Assistant MS, PhD, August 2011-May2017

Ph.D. Dissertation 2017 - Molecular Characterization of a Congenital Overgrowth Syndrome Induced by Assisted Reproduction

M.S. Thesis 2013 - Large offspring syndrome: a bovine model for human loss-of-imprinting overgrowth syndrome Beckwith-Wiedemann

Current Position: Postdoctol Fellow, Dr. Yi Zhang, - Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School.

Poster Presentation

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Laura Moon

Kira Marshall

Graduate Research Assistant, M.S. 2013 -2015

Graduate School Fellowship Recipient 2013 - 2015

Miller Fellowship Division of Animal Sciences 2013-2015

Thesis 2015 - The effects of aging and FSH on the epigenome of the mouse oocyte.

Current position: Reproductive Sciences Research Associate, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.

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Angela Rost (Schenewerk)

Angela Rost (Schenewerk)

Graduate Research Assistant, M.S. (2011 -2013)

Thesis 2013 - Effects of the Use of Assisted Reproduction and High Caloric Diet Consumption on Body Weight and Cardiovascular Health of Juvenile Mouse Offspring.

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Verónica Negrón Pérez

Veronica Negron Perez

Graduate Research Assistant, M.S. (2011 -2013)

Thesis 2013 - Determination of Allelic Expression of H19 in Pre- and Peri-Implantation Mouse Embryos

Ph.D. 2017 - Department of Animal Science, University of Florida

Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Michelle Rhoads Laboratory, Virginia Tech University

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Katherine Robbins

Katie Robbins

Graduate Research Assistant, M.S. 2009 -2011

Thesis 2011 - Establishment of a phenotypical model of adverse outcomes associated with assisted reproductive technologies.

Ph.D. 2016 - Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware. 2016.

Current position: Director Biomolecular Core Laboratory - Nemours A.I. duPont Hospital for Children - Wilmington, DE

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Franklin Echevarri

Franklin Echevarria

Post-Baccalaureate Researcher. August 2010 -July 2011

Project while in the Rivera lab - Determination of allelic expression of H19 in peri-implantation mouse embryos.

Ph.D. 2017 - Neuroscience. Vanderbilt University

Current Position - Postdoctoral Fellow. Case Western Reserve University.

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Md Almamun

Md Almamun D.V.M.

Graduate Research Assistant, M.S. 2009 -2011

Thesis 2011 - Size-dependent acquisition of global DNA methylation in oocytes is altered by hormonal stimulation

Ph.D. 2015 - University of Missouri. Pathobiology Area Program

Current Position: Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital

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Undergraduate Researchers

Logan

Logan Womack

Undergraduate Research Apprentice - January 2017 - August 2017

Major: Animal Science

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Sean

Sean Utley

Undergraduate Research Apprentice. January 2016-May 2016

Major - Biochemistry

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Colleen Hayes

Colleen Hayes

Undergraduate Research Apprentice. August 2015 -December 2015

Truman State University - Major - Agricultural Science

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Jessica Holman

Jessica Holman

Undergraduate Research Apprentice. October 2014 -December 2014

Major - Animal Sciences

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Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson

Undergraduate Research Assistant. December 2013 -May 2014

Major - Animal Science

Current Position: Laboratory Technical Specialist, Q2 Solutions, Raleigh

CAFNR NEWS Article

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Laura Moon

Collin Morris

Undergraduate Research Assistant. August 2013 -December 2014

Major - Biology

Current Position: Medical Laboratory Scientist - Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City

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Laura Moon

Laura E. Moon

Undergraduate Research Assistant. August 2012 -May 2014.

Major - Biological Engineering

Current Position: Candidate for Juris Doctor - The University of Iowa College of Law Iowa City, IA.

SciXchange project

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Jasmine Randle

Jasmine Randle

Undergraduate Research Apprentice. February 2013 -September 2013

Major: Biology

Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas

Undergraduate Research Assistant. March 2010 -December 2011

M.S. 2015 - University of Missouri Animal Science

Ph.D. 2017 - Division of Animal Sciences University of Missouri

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Tricia Rowlison

Tricia Rowlison

Undergraduate Research Assistant. Fall 2008 to May 2010

Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Program Fellow. 2009-2010

Major - Animal Science

Project while in the Rivera lab - Effect of Assisted Reproductive Technologies on the Methionine Recycling Pathway in Mouse Embryos.

M.S. 2012. Mississippi State University, Memphis Zoo

Ph.D. 2017 -Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. University of Maryland, Animal and Avian Sci.

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Tricia Rowlison

Rachael Zelenak

Undergraduate Research Apprentice. August 2008 - December 2008

Major - Animal Science

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Tricia Rowlison

Emily Medlin

Undergraduate Research Assistant. Summer 2008

Project while in the Rivera lab - Effects of culture conditions on cytosine methylation and MeCP2 binding in preimplantation mouse embryos The Connection, Sept. 2008

Ph.D. 2016 - Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. North Carolina State University- College of Veterinary Medicine.

Current Position: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Student, Equine Surgery and Medicine

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Research Specialists

Matt Sepulveda

Matt Sepulveda

Research Specialist: October 2010 to January 2013

Current position: Veterinary Technician - MedVet Chicago

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Sarah Huffman

Sarah Huffman

Research Specialist. February 2008 - May 2010

Current Position: Research Specialist. Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Center (MMRRC) & Rat Resource and Research Center (RRRC) University of Missouri - Columbia

Laura

Lab Members: Lit1, H19, Timp(RIP) and POU