Karen McDowell, PhD, EMB
Associate Professor

Professional Profile

Determining causes of reproductive losses in mares, including maternal-embryo or maternal-fetal interactions, mare reproductive loss syndrome, and most currently, effects of endophyte-infected fescue on pregnant mares. Overall goal is to reduce pregnancy losses and enhance pregnancy maintenance in mares.


EMB, Certified Embryologist, American College of Embryology, 2010; NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University (Physiology), 1987; PhD, University of Florida (Animal Science), 1986; MS, University of Tennessee (Animal Science), 1980; BS, University of Tennessee (Animal Science), 1976

Areas of Interest

Reproductive Health

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