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Dr. Carol L. Keefer

Professor


Professor

Animal & Avian Sciences 1413 AnSc/AgEn Building 8127 Regents Drive College Park, Maryland 20742-2311

Expertise

  • Embryology
  • Animal Biotechnology

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Research focuses on pluripotency and cell lineage determination in preimplantation embryos and the role metabolic mechanisms play in regulating embryonic development
  • Understanding these developmental processes will provide new insights into the basis of embryonic loss and provide schemes for improving reproductive efficiencies in livestock following traditional and assisted (cloning/transgenic) reproduction
  • Expertise: Embryo development (fertilization, preimplantation development), nuclear transfer (cloning), and embryonic stem cells in non-murine models (bovine, caprine, feline, and laprine)