Jennifer A. Hernandez Gifford

Jennifer Gifford

Title: Associate Professor of Animal Science
Major Field of Interest: Reproductive Physiology
Office Phone: 575-646-5090
Office Location: Knox Hall 219

B.S., Animal Science, New Mexico State University, 1999
M.S., Animal Science, New Mexico State University, 2001
Ph.D., Washington State University, 2004

Courses Taught:
ANSC 370 Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals
ANSC 509 Endocrinology of Domestic Animals
ANSC 598 Special Research Programs
ANSC 700 Doctoral Dissertation

Changes in the capacity of follicles to mature properly and/or respond to appropriate preovulatory events could be involved with altered follicular development, failure of the follicle(s) to ovulate at the appropriate time, and abnormal embryonic development. The long-term goal of the research proposed in our lab is to provide fundamental knowledge about the physiological role and mechanism of action of ovarian signaling molecules involved in follicular development in the adult ovary and steroid production.