1977 B.S., Zoology, Arizona State University
1980 M.S., Reproductive Physiology, Arizona State University
1983 Ph.D., Reproductive Physiology, Iowa State University
1983-85 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nutrition Unit, US Meat Animal Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Clay Center, NE
University Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences
Co-Director, Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy
Department 7630, P.O. Box 6050
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Tel. 701-231-7646, FAX 701-231-7590
1. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1988-present
2. American Physiological Society, 1986-2016
3. American Society of Animal Science, 1980-present
4. American Society for Cell Biology, 1999-2016
5. American Society for Nutrition, 2009-present
6. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 1986-2016
7. Perinatal Research Society, 2004-2021
8. Society for Reproductive Investigation (formerly Society for Gynecologic Investigation), 2013-17
9. Society for Reproduction and Fertility, 1982-present
10. Society for the Study of Reproduction, 1982-present
Brief Career Summary:
For his entire 44-year research career, Dr. Reynolds has focused on ‘Problems of Pregnancy,’ which have major socioeconomic and health implications for livestock and for humans as well. These problems of pregnancy include infertility (the inability to conceive and establish a pregnancy), poor pregnancy outcome (primarily reflected by low birthweight), and premature birth in livestock. Dr. Reynolds is a founding Director of the Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy at NDSU.
Along with numerous collaborators throughout the world, Dr. Reynolds helped establish that placental (uterine and umbilical) blood flows are key to normal placental function (i.e., transport between the maternal and fetal systems) throughout gestation. Subsequently, they showed that the placenta produces angiogenic factors that promote its dramatic vascular development, which is key to increased placental blood flow. They also were among the first to develop methods to evaluate the rate of cell proliferation in vivo, including that of the placenta. Dr. Reynolds and co-workers have shown that the detrimental effects of maternal stressors on placental development begin very early in pregnancy, thereby altering placental function and consequently affecting fetal growth and development. These maternal stressors include especially malnutrition, but also maternal age, maternal and fetal breed, environmental factors, and assisted reproductive technologies. They also were among the first to recognize and investigate the immediate impact and long-term consequences of ‘developmental programming’ in livestock. Currently, Dr. Reynolds and colleagues are investigating therapeutic and management strategies to improve fertility and pregnancy outcomes, as well as the role of the fetal and maternal steroid metabolomes in fetal organ maturation, birth, and postnatal survival.
During his 44-year career, Dr. Reynolds:
- Has been PI or Co-PI on 42 federal grants (~ $14.2 million total grant funds received) from agencies including NIH (12 grants), NSF (11 grants), and USDA (16 grants), as well as 2 Fulbright Senior Scholar awards (2017 and 2022) to teach and establish research collaborations with the Physiology of Reproduction group of the Veterinary Faculty at the University of Murcia in Spain.
- Served, since 1986, on 66 federal grant-review panels for NIH (54, chair of 6), USDA (9, chair of 2) and the Fulbright Scholar Program (3). Has reviewed grants for federal programs in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K.
· Has published more than 250 books, book chapters and journal articles including 37 invited reviews (see Google Scholar; https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Q_Q_2yUAAAAJ&hl=en). These publications have been cited more than 16,000 times, giving Dr. Reynolds an h-index of 66 (Google Scholar).
- Is ranked in the upper 2.4% overall of top-cited researchers in the world (all STEM fields) and in the upper 0.3% of top-cited researchers in his primary field (Dairy & Animal Sciences; Ioannidis et al., 2020, PLoS Biol 18(10): e3000918, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918).
- Has received the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Animal Growth and Development Award, and the ASAS Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award. He also has received the Fred Waldron Excellence in Research Award, the Eugene R. Dahl Excellence in Research Award and the 51st NDSU Faculty Lectureship, all at his home institution (North Dakota State University).
- In 2016, was named Fellow of the American Society of Animal Science, the highest honor bestowed by the society.
- Has taught and lectured in more than 25 different undergraduate and graduate courses in cell biology, endocrinology, growth biology, nutritional science, and reproductive biology.
- Has mentored more than 35 undergraduate research interns, 15 graduate students, and 30 postdoctoral fellows, visiting scientists and junior faculty.
- Was Co-Director, from 2012 to 2016, of the Frontiers in Reproduction Advanced Summer Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, where he also served as a Faculty/Scientific Course Consultant for 11 years (2009 to 2019).
- Has co-organized and spoken at more than 50 national/international symposia and held 16 Visiting Professorships and Keynote Speakerships throughout the world.
- Served, from 2005 to 2008, as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Animal Science, the world’s top-ranked Animal Science journal.
- Was named “University Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences” in 2008 at NDSU.
- Has been involved with a national effort promoting farm animals as dual-use models for agricultural and biomedical research, and also is involved with national/international efforts to highlight the importance of funding for livestock research, which is critical to solving problems of pregnancy, food security and agricultural sustainability.
1978-80 Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Division of Agriculture, Arizona State University, Tempe; Advisor: Dr. Charles W. Weems
1980-83 Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames; Advisor: Dr. Stephen P. Ford (deceased)
1983-85 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nutrition Unit, US Meat Animal Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Clay Center, NE; Supervisor: Dr. Calvin L. Ferrell
1985-2008 Assistant (1985-88), Associate (1988-94), and Full (1994-2008) Professor, Animal Physiology, Department of Animal Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo
2003-05 Panel Manager, Animal Growth and Nutrient Utilization peer review panel, National Research Initiative, Competitive Grants Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (5% appointment as a temporary USDA employee)
2005-08 Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Animal Science (https://academic.oup.com/jas)
2008-11 Editor-in-Chief, Animal Science Image Gallery, National Agricultural Library (http://anscigallery.nal.usda.gov/)
2008-present University Distinguished Professor, North Dakota State University
2009-19 Faculty/Scientific Course Consultant (2009-19) and Co-Director (2012-16), Frontiers in Reproduction Discovery (Advanced Summer) Course, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
2014-16 Scientific Communications Consultant, American Society of Animal Science
2014-20 Advisory Board, Hunger Fight Inc., Jacksonville FL (http://hungerfight.org/about-us/board-of-directors)
Undergraduate Courses taught:
1. ARS 491, Undergraduate Seminar; Winter quarter, 1991-92; Spring semester, 2003, 2005; Fall semester, 2004; North Dakota State University, 100% responsibility
2. ARS 464, Reproductive Management Procedures; Fall semester, 2001; North Dakota State University, 100% responsibility
3. ANSC 463, Physiology of Reproduction; Spring semester, 2004; North Dakota State University, 50% responsibility and coordinator
4. ARS 488, Dairy Production; Spring, 1999-2003; North Dakota State University, 15% responsibility
5. ARS 435, Nutritional Laboratory Methods; Fall quarters, 1990, 1992; North Dakota State University, 10% responsibility
6. ARS 357, Animal Genetics; Spring, 1996-2000, 2003; North Dakota State University, 10% responsibility
7. ARS 263, Introduction to Animal Biotechnology; Spring 1999-2003; North Dakota State University, 10% responsibility
8. Guest Lecturer for senior-level course, ARS 464, Reproductive Management Techniques; Fall, 1999; North Dakota State University
9. Guest Lecturer for senior-level course, ANSC 463, Physiology of Reproduction; Spring, 2001-02, 2007; North Dakota State University
10. Guest Lecturer for senior/graduate-level course, ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) 487/687, Cardiovascular Engineering; Spring, 2005, Fall 2011; North Dakota State University
11. Guest Lecturer for freshman-level course, ANSC 114, Intro to Animal Sciences; “Why am I an Animal Scientist? (What is an Animal Scientist in fall 2015 onward);” Fall 2014-16, North Dakota State University
12. Guest Lecturer for senior-level ‘capstone’ course, ANSC 478, Research and Issues in Animal Agriculture; “Why am I an Animal Scientist? (What is an Animal Scientist in fall 2015);” Fall 2013-15, North Dakota State University
13. Guest Lecturer/Expert, Communications 133, Communicating Agricultural Science; “Importance of Animals in Agricultural Sustainability and Food Security; Fall 2016, North Dakota State University
Graduate Courses taught:
1. ANSC 728/828, Advanced Reproductive Biology, graduate lecture course; spring semesters, 1993, 1995-98, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010-15, 2017, 2019, 2021; North Dakota State University, 100% responsibility
2. ANSC 730/830, Growth Biology, graduate lecture course; Spring quarter/semesters, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022; North Dakota State University, 100% responsibility
3. ANSC 790, Graduate Seminar; Spring quarter 1987, Winter quarter 1989-90, Spring 2002, 2011, 2019; North Dakota State University, 100% responsibility
4. BOT/BIOL/ZOO (BBZ) 720/820, Advanced Cell Biology, graduate lecture course; Fall semester, 2000, and 2007-14; North Dakota State University, 100% responsibility
5. Master’s Course, Biology and Technology of Reproduction in Mammals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Murcia, Spain, 10% responsibility (taught as part of a Fulbright Senior Scholar award, September-December 2017).
6. ARS 532, Reproductive Endocrinology, graduate lecture/laboratory course; winter quarter, 1985-86, 1987-88; North Dakota State University, 100% responsibility
7. BIOL 596, Topics in Cellular Biology, graduate lecture course; Spring quarter, 1990; North Dakota State University, 100% responsibility
8. ARS 798, ST: Histotechniques, graduate laboratory course; Fall semester, 1994; Spring semester, 1996, 1998; North Dakota State University, 100% responsibility
9. ARS 528, Advanced Reproductive Physiology, graduate lecture course; Winter quarters, 1986-87, 1988-89, 1990-91; North Dakota State University, 20% responsibility
10. ARS 596, Digestive Physiology, graduate lecture course; Spring quarter, 1991, Spring semester, 1993; North Dakota State University, 10% responsibility
11. Guest Lecturer for graduate-level course, PSCI (Pharmaceutical Sciences) 747, Cardiovascular Pharmacology; Spring 2001; North Dakota State University
12. Guest Lecturer for graduate-level course, ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering – Bioengineering Focus) 796, ST/Cardiovascular Engineering; Spring 2005, 2011; North Dakota State University
13. Guest Lecturer for graduate-level course, ANSC 701, Writing and Communicating in the Animal Sciences; fall 2020; North Dakota State University
For full list of refereed journal articles, see Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Q_Q_2yUAAAAJ&hl=en OR PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=%28%28Reynolds+LP%5BAuthor%5D%29+…
1. Award for Excellence in Research, Early Career, College of Agriculture, North Dakota State Univ. and ND Agric. Exp. Sta., 1994
2. Eugene R. Dahl Award for Excellence in Research, Senior Career, College of Agriculture, North Dakota State Univ. and ND Agric. Exp. Sta., 2006
3. Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award for research contributions and excellence in the previous 10-yr period, American Society of Animal Science, 2007
4. Appointed University Distinguished Professor (the highest academic honor bestowed by the University) North Dakota State University, September 2008
5. 51st Faculty Lectureship, “A Womb with a View: How Fetal Development Affects Adult Health,” North Dakota State University, April 2009
6. Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, January 2011
7. Animal Growth and Development Award for research contributions and excellence in the previous 10-yr period, American Society of Animal Science, 2013
8. Named Fellow (the highest honor bestowed by the society) of the American Society of Animal Science, 2016
9. Fred Waldron Excellence in Research Award, North Dakota State University, 2021-22