We are a group of reproductive biologists passionate about improving human reproductive health and the health of our next generations. Our lab is based at the Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA.
We conduct both basic and translational research aiming to understand fundamental mechanisms underlying mammalian reproduction and to develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics. One of the ongoing projects is to investigate how quality of sperm and oocytes affects health and disease susceptibility in offspring.
We have discovered many fundamental cellular and molecular mechanisms that control sperm production and male fertility. For example, we first defined how sperm neck/connecting piece is developed, which helps us understand headless sperm syndrome in infertile men. We also first discovered that defects in efferent ductal motile cilia can cause male infertility.
Enthusiastic and hardworking researchers at all (undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral) levels are welcome to join us!
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