F. Xavier Donadeu obtained his degree in veterinary medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, in 1993. He obtained an M.S. degree from the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La, USA, in 1997, followed by a Ph.D. degree from the Laboratory of Professor O.J. Ginther, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis, USA, in 2002. He then did postdoctoral work at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, before finally moving to the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, where he currently holds a Group Leader position at the Roslin Institute and is also a Senior Lecturer at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. His research interests are in the molecular control of ovarian follicle development in domestic animals, particularly the role of microRNAs and their potential application in the control of reproduction in livestock. Another area of interest is the application of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in veterinary medicine. His group is one of a very few groups worldwide to have successfully generated equine iPSCs, and in collaboration with other groups, he is now exploring the biomedical potential of those cells.
Biography Updated on 11 November 2013