Reproductive endocrinology is a branch of biomedical science which examines the hormonal control of reproductive function and fertility. Faculty in Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology examine how environmental factors such as nutrition, stress, and endocrine disrupting chemicals affect endocrine control of steroidogenesis, the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, reproductive organ function, and fertility. Our investigators utilize animal models of human disease and collaborate with clinical faculty at human medical centers to conduct basic and translational biomedical research, which aims to improve diagnostic tests for and clinical management of reproductive endocrine disorders.