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Reproductive Physiology Group


We are a group of researchers focused on studying Reproductive Physiology within the Department of Animal Sciences at NDSU. Please explore our site! You will find links to individual faculty sites and learn more about our ongoing projects, current students, and our research laboratories and facilities. 

We hope this information is helpful to interested parties at NDSU, our collaborators at other institutions, and potential graduate students.


Several faculty located within the Department of Animal Sciences have research programs focused on Reproductive Physiology. Below is a list of these faculty members with links to their departmental website where you can learn more about their research projects, publications, and find their contact information. 

Erika Berg, Associate Professor, Equine Science; Program Director, Bison Strides Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies

Pawel Borowicz, Research Assistant Professor; Director, Advanced Imaging & Microscopy (AIM) Core Lab

Carl Dahlen, Associate Professor

Carrie Hammer, Professor, Equine Science; Program Director, Equine Science

Larry Reynolds, University Distinguished Professor; Director, NDSU Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy

Sarah Wagner, Professor


The Reproductive Physiology Group has four laboratory personnel who assist with project preparation, training students, maintaining labs and facilities, and performing experiments. Below is a list of personnel, their area of expertise, and contact information.

Sheri Dorsam, Ph.D., Laboratory Manager, Molecular Biology Lab Coordinator, Desk location: Hultz Hall 109, Phone: (701) 231- 7918

James Kirsch, M.S., Research Specialist, Animal Care and Use Coordinator, Desk location: Hultz Hall 121, Phone: (701) 231-7665

Veselina Valkov, Ph.D., Research Specialist, Image Analysis Coordinator, Desk location: Hultz Hall 135, Phone: (701) 231-7623


Instructions for how to Use Outlook Calendar to check out equipment


Group members have access to experimental sample lists, protocols and other shared documents through Blackboard.

Labs and Facilities