Pablo J. Ross, Ph.D.

Pablo Ross

Unit
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Animal Science

2239 Meyer Hall
Bio

Education

  • D.V.M., Veterinary Medicine, La Plata National University (Argentina), 1999
  • M.S., Animal Science, Mar del Plata National University (Argentina), 2002
  • Ph.D., Animal Science, Michigan State University, 2007

Research Interests

Reproductive biology with emphasis on gamete and embryo development. Epigenetic remodeling during embryonic development, somatic cell nuclear transfer, embryonic stem cells, and induced pluripotency. Development and application of assisted reproductive techniques in livestock species.

Additional information about Ross's Research

Graduate Groups

Courses Taught

  • Animal Growth and Development (ANS 123)
  • Animal Cell Culture Laboratory (MCP 200L)

People

Research Staff

Current Graduate Students

  • Yanina Bogliotti, Ph.D. Program, Animal Biology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2016.
  • Michelle Cruz, M.S. Program, Animal Biology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018.
  • Michelle Halstead, Ph.D. Program, Integrative Genetics and Genomics Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2017.
  • Ahmed Mahdi, Ph.D. Program, Animal Biology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2018.
  • Insung Park, Ph.D. Program, Animal Biology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2018.
  • Juan Reyes, Ph.D. Program, Integrative Genetics and Genomics Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2016.
  • Charnice Robinson, M.S. Program, Animal Biology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2018.
  • Delia Soto, Ph.D. Program, Animal Biology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2016.
  • Marcela Vilarino, Ph.D. Program, Animal Biology Graduate Group. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2018.

Past Graduate Students

  • Margaret Buell, M.S. Animal Biology.
  • Nhi Chung, M.S. Animal Biology.
  • Jacob Devine, M.S. Integrative Genetics and Genomics.
  • Mathew Mullin, M.S. Integrative Genetics and Genomics.

Selected Publications

Bakhtari A and Ross PJ. DPPA3 prevents cytosine hydroxymethylation of the maternal pronucleus and is required for normal development in bovine embryos. Epigenetics 2014, 9(9).

Iqbal, K, Chitwood, JL, Meyers-Brown, GA, Roser, JF, Ross, PJ. RNA-seq transcriptome profiling of equine inner cell mass and trophectoderm. Biology of reproduction 2014, 90(3): 61.

Burruel Vl, Klooster KL, Chitwood J, Ross PJ, and Meyers SA. Oxidative Damage to Rhesus Macaque Spermatozoa Results in Mitotic Arrest and Transcript Abundance Changes in Early Embryos. Biology of Reproduction 2013, 88(3): 72.

Chitwood JL, Rincon G, Kaiser GG, Medrano JF, Ross PJ. RNA-seq analysis of single bovine blastocysts. BMC Genomics 2013, 14: 350.

Bogliotti Y and Ross PJ. Mechanisms of histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation remodeling during early mammalian development. Epigenetics 2012, 7(9): 976-981.

Cannovas S, Cibelli J, Ross PJ. Jumonji domain-containing protein 3 regulates histone 3 lysine 27 methylation during bovine preimplantation development. PNAS 2012, 109(7): 2400-2405.

Ross, P. J., Cibelli, J. B. Bovine somatic cell nuclear transfer. Methods Mol Biol 2010, 636: 155-77.

Ross PJ, Suhr S, Rodriguez RM, Chang EA, Wang K, Siripattarapravat K, Ko T, and Cibelli JB. Human induced pluripotent stem cells produced under xeno-free conditions. Stem Cells and Development 2010; 19(8):1221-9.

Ross PJ, Iager AE, Rodriguez RM, Beyhan Z, Ragina NP, Fissore RA, and Cibelli JB. Activation of bovine somatic cell nuclear transfer embryos by PLCZ cRNA injection. Reproduction 2009; 137:427-37.

Ross PJ, Regina NP, Rodriguez RM, Iager A, Siripattarapravat K, Lopez N, and Cibelli JB. Polycomb genes expression and histone H3 lysine 27 tri-methylation changes during bovine preimplantation development. Reproduction 2008; 136: 777- 785.

de Fried EP, Ross PJ, Zang G, Divita A, Cunniff K, Denaday F, Salamone D, Kiessling A, and Cibelli J. Human parthenogenetic blastocysts derived from non inseminated cryopreserved human oocytes. Fertility and Sterility 2008; 89: 943- 947.