Christopher Price

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Recent Research Projects

The role of theca cells in ovarian follicle atresia in cattle

2015/16-2019/20 • $285,000 • PI
Over the last 50 years, there has been a major decline in fertility in dairy cattle worldwide, such that 70% of the average North American dairy herd is subfertile. This represents a major loss of income and the environmental cost of maintaining extra cattle for breeding is becoming...

The role of theca cells in ovarian follicle atresia in cattle

2015/16-2017/18 • $120,000 • PI
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Novel regulators of granulosa cell function

2010/11-2014/15 • $150,000 • PI
Fertility is dependent on successful development of a mature egg in the ovary. The egg develops in the follicle, and the overall aim of this research program is to understand more fully the control of ovarian follicle growth. Controlling fertility in cattle is particularly important for the...

Effect of fungal toxins on fertility in dairy cattle

2012/13-2014/15 • $82,255 • PI,CO
Cereals and grains used for animal feed can become contaminated with fungi, which release toxins into the feed. These toxins at low levels can have numerous deleterious effects on animal growth and reproduction. In cattle, contaminated feed can result in decreased ovarian activity and thus lower...

NSERC EmbryoGENE Strategic Network

2010/11-2013/14 • $3,452,850 • PI,CO
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Liquid scintillation counter

2012/13 • $46,779 • PI,CO
This application is to purchase a radioisotope analyzer. This apparatus allows researchers to detect and measure radioactive molecules used as markers for analysing hormone concentrations, RNA and DNA levels and molecular (protein-protein and DNA-protein) interactions. This equipment will be...

Safety of estradiol use during superovulation in lactating dairy cows

2010/11 • $24,972 • PI
The purpose of this research project is to answer the fundamental question of whether current methods to manage breeding in dairy cattle increases the levels of steroid hormones in milk. Cows that produce large quantities of high-quality milk are highly valued, and their daughters are highly...