James Ireland, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Postdoctoral fellow, University of Michigan
Senior NIH Fellow, Yale School of Medicine.

Areas of Research Interest [PDF]

Reproductive endocrinology/physiology: regulation of ovarian function. Identification, isolation, characterization and study of the physiological role of ovarian peptides important for regulation of selection, growth differentiation, atresia and ovulation of dominant ovarian follicles. Aging of ovary.

Mihm M, Austin EA, Good TEM, Ireland JLH, Knight P, Roche JF, and JJ Ireland. 2000. Identification of potential intrafollicular factors involved in selection of dominant follicles in heifers. Biol Reprod 63: 811-819

Ireland JJ, Mihm M, Austin E, Diskin MG, Roche JF. 2000. A historical perspective of dominant follicle turnover in cattle: key concepts, studies, advancements and terms. J Dairy Sci 83:1648-1658.

Austin EJ, Mihm M, Evans ACO, Knight PG, Ireland JLH, Ireland JJ, and JF Roche. 2001. Alterations in intrafollicular regulatory factors and apoptosis during selection of follicles in the first follicular wave of the bovine estrous cycle. Biol Reprod 64:839-848

Jimenez-Krassel F, Ireland JJ. 2002. Development of a short-term culture system for bovine granulosa cells: Evaluation of the effects of somatotropin and growth hormone-releasing factor on estradiol production. J Dairy Sci 85:68-78.

Weber PSD, Madsen SA, Smith GW, Ireland JJ, and Burton JL. 2002. Pre-translational regulation of neutrophil L-selectin in glucocorticoid-challenged cattle. Vet Immunol Immunopath 83:213-240.

Austin EJ, Mihm M, Evans ACO, Ireland JLH, Ireland JJ, and Roche JF. 2002. Effects of oestradiol and progesterone on secretion of gonadotrophins and health of first wave follicles during the oestrous cycle of beef heifers. Reproduction 124:531-541.

Jimenez-Krassel F, Winn ME, Burns D, Ireland JLH, Ireland, JJ. 2003. Evidence for a negative role of inhibin in regulation of estradiol production by granulosa cells. Endocrinology. Published in May.