Endocrine active compounds such as estradiol and testosterone can be found throughout our environment in the water supply, food and other avenues. These compounds can lead to abnormal germ cell development, infertility and disease in children. Currently a human germ cell system is unavailable for study. Human embryonic stem cell derived germ cells can be utilized to study the potential effect of EAC utilizing a metabolomics approach.
Kaitlin Jones represented the pig stroke model research and development group at this years 2nd Annual College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium. Her in-depth discussion of the development of the model and the MRI and sensory motor function characterization lead to a 4th place finish in stiff competition. Way to go Kaitlin and the rest of the pig model research and development team!!
Learn more about how pig induced pluripotent stem cells may potentially change the landscape of biomedical models. Read about it in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.