Mark E. Westhusin


Phone: (979) 845-5885
Email: [email protected]
Texas A&M University
Vet Med - Physiology & Pharmacology
4466 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4466

Research and Scholarly Interests

Development and Application of Animal Biotechnology. Assisted Reproductive Technologies, in vitro embryo production, in vitro fertilization, animal cloning, genetic engineering of livestock, early embryonic development, environmental impact on early preimplantation development, epigenetic control of mammalian development, in particular preimplantation development and fetal development and health of resulting offspring

About Me

Focus Areas





Westhusin with Steer

  • PhD Veterinary Physiology , Texas A&M University 1986
  • MS Veterinary Physiology, Texas A&M University 1983
  • BS Animal Science, Kansas State University 1980

My laboratory is interested in developing genetically modified (GM) livestock that benefit animal agriculture, as well as animal and human health.  Examples include novel platforms for the production of biopharmaceuticals, including vaccines in the milk of GM goats, livestock which exhibit enhanced production characteristics such as increased meat and/or milk production and/or disease resistance, and transgenic animals which can serve as models of disease.

  • Anesthesia
  • Zoo, Exotic and Wildlife Medicine

Mark E. Westhusin is accepting trainees of these groups:

  • Graduate Students
  • Postdoctoral Fellow