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Alex Pasternak

Animal Sciences 

  • Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences
CRTN Room 2024
270 S Russell Street
Room 2024
West Lafayette, IN 47907

 General Information

Area of Expertise: Reproductive Physiology, Molecular Biology and Immunology

Education: B.S., Animal Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada; Ph.D., Reproductive Physiology, University of Alberta, Canada

Post-doctoral training: Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (2012-2017); Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (2017-2019)

Teaching: ANSC 33300 - Physiology of Reproduction

Dr. Pasternak's work is largely focused on swine, as both a highly valued component in animal agriculture and a potential large animal model for issues related to human health. He used a combination of classical and high throughput molecular techniques to better understand the physiology of reproduction with a particularly in diseases that compromise pregnancy in livestock. The overarching goal is to understand the processes which lead to reproductive failure and develop tools to reduce their impact on animals and producers. 

Prospective graduate students who meet the departmental requirements are encouraged to contact Dr. Pasternak via email. 

A full and up-to-date list of publications can be found on Research Gate or Google Scholar
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