John Parrish, PhD

Title: Professor
Department: Animal Sciences
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BS 1977 California State University – Fresno, Fresno, CA
PhD 1983 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1st Postdoctoral position: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Research Focus

The biochemical basis and regulation of sperm capacitation; the factors responsible for male fertility both in vivo and in vitro; control and regulation of the cytoplasmic environment in sperm, eggs and embryos.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 1990
  • Teaching – Animal Sciences 875: Endocrine Physiology
  • Teaching – Animal Sciences 434: Reproductive Physiology
  • Committee Member – Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology NIH T32 Predoctoral Training Grant Steering Committee

Research Funding


Current Trainees Degree Goal
Ashley Baldo MS
Past Trainees Degree Completed
Terence Barry PhD
Celina Checura PhD
Lefric Enwall PhD
Lindsey La Plante MS
Alaaldin Mahmound PhD
G. Charles Ostermeier PhD
Amy Reeder PhD