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Juan Hernandez Medrano

Assistant Professor in Reproductive Physiology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Juan Hernandez-Medrano graduated as a Veterinarian (Honours) from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (FMVZ-UNAM) in 2002. He did a short internship in Large Animal Medicine at the GPVEC of the University of Nebraska, U.S.A. assisting the Head Veterinarian in the daily clinical rounds and post-mortem examinations. After graduating, he joined a local practice in the State of Hidalgo in Mexico while simultaneously help running his family's cattle beef farm. He returned to FMVZ-UNAM to study a MSc in Production and Animal Health focused in Cattle Reproduction exploring the interaction between nutrition and reproduction in dairy heifers, supported by grants from CONACYT and UNAM (Postgraduate Division). Juan received a Pfizer Ltd - University of Nottingham Scholarship to study his PhD in fetal reproductive development under the supervision of Professors B Webb, BK Campbell, A Peters and D Hannant at the Division of Animal Sciences. After obtaining his PhD (2009), Juan joined the team of Prof P Garnsworthy as a post doc helping with the development of an on-farm methane measuring system to estimate daily methane emissions in dairy cattle. After this, he joined Prof BK Campbell Research Team at the Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (School of Medicine) where he is currently carrying out research in ovarian growth factors controlling folliculogenesis and cryopreservation of ovarian tissue.

Research Summary

Signalling pathways of the Bone Morphogenetic Protein System, part of the TGFβ superfamily, in relation to the FecB (Booroola) mutation in sheep and their effects on folliculogenesis.

Part of a research team developing methods for whole ovary cryopreservation as a tool to restore reproductive function in human patients, using monovular species as models.

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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