Chad Vezina

Position title: Professor, Comparative Biosciences


Phone: Prostate disease


BA 1998 St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
PhD 2003 University of New York -Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Postdoctoral position 2009 University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

Chad Veniza. Associate Professor, Comparative Biosciences. Prostate disease.

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Research Focus

The Vezina lab uses the fetal mouse prostate as a model system to elucidate prostate growth stimulatory and inhibitory signals and investigate interactions between them in clinically relevant models of prostate disease. Our ultimate goal is to identify new pharmacological targets for prostate disease intervention. We are investigating how male hormones initiate prostate ductal formation, how prostate ducts elongate into surrounding mesenchyme, and how both of these processes are patterned in three dimensions to give rise to a bilaterally symmetrical prostate gland comprised of anterior dorsal, lateral, and ventral lobes.

Program Activities

  • Joined ERP Program: 2010
  • ERP T32 Faculty Trainer


Current ERP students

  • Marcela Ambrogi (PhD in progress)

No past ERP students