William Pohlmeier

William Pohlmeier

William Pohlmeier
M.S. Animal Biology

Department of Animal Science
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Phone: +1 530-54-4856 (Lab)
FAX: +1 530-752-0175
Email: bpohlmeier@ucdavis.edu

Education

B.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2006 .
M.S., Animal Biology, UC Davis, Davis, CA., 2009.

Project

Reproductive abnormality in transgenic Fat-1 female mice

Transgenic mice expressing the omega-3 fatty acid desaturase (Fat-1) gene from Caenorhabditis elegans, under the control of the goat beta-casein promoter, produce milk with elevated levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Interestingly, Fat-1 females also display reduced litter sizes relative to their wild-type counterparts. In addition, fetal reabsorptions are increased within female Fat-1. We are interested in investigating the underlying biological mechanisms which cause this reproductive abnormality in transgenic Fat-1 female mice. In addition to traditional laboratory research, I am developing an educational outreach video as part of my Master’s thesis. The video will center around animal biotechnology with a specific focus on cloning and genetic engineering. "