Gerrit BoumaDepartment of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA F1000 Faculty Member (since 24 August 2010)
Dr Gerrit (Jerry) Bouma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, and is affiliated with the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory.
EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND:
Dr Bouma obtained his BSc degree in Environmental Sciences (with an emphasis in environmental toxicology) from the Van Hall Institute in the Netherlands in 1998, his PhD degree in Zoology (with an emphasis on Reproductive Biology) at the University of Idaho in 2003. From 2003-2006 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Maine), focusing his studies on the genetic control of mammalian fetal gonadal development. In 2006 he accepted a faculty position in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University.
Dr Bouma focuses his studies on (1) genetic control of mammalian fetal ovarian development, (2) the role of non-coding RNAs in regulating oocyte maturation and quality, and (3) the function of pluripotency factors and non-coding RNAs in ovarian cancer and placental stem cells. In addition, he has active collaborations working on projects relating to the development of novel animal models to study the role of environmental contaminants in inducing testicular cancer.
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