Reproductive biology researchers at JAX have played pivotal roles in the field over the years. We developed media and methods that made new discoveries into gamete formation and early development possible and helped lead to the development of in vitro fertilization and other clinical advances.
Our current research investigates meiosis and the specialized formation of eggs and sperm as well as the earliest stages of development in fertilized eggs. Discoveries contribute to advances in addressing infertility as well as contraception. We also continue to lead development of research methods such as sperm cryopreservation that expand both research and clinical capabilities.