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Robert CasperMD, FRCS(C)
Professor
Reproduction and Development Platform

Contact Info

T. (416) 972-0777
F. (416) 972-0036

Location

Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave
Toronto
ON, M5G 1X5

Research Interests

Three areas of research, menopausal hormonal replacement therapy, infertility including male infertility, and assisted reproductive technology including embryology.

Accepting

Graduates

Appointments

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis:

Research Divisions: Reproduction and Development Platform

Research Interests:   Three areas of research, menopausal hormonal replacement therapy, infertility including male infertility, and assisted reproductive technology including embryology.

Keywords: Infertility, menopause, breast cancer, circadian rhythm, stem cells, endometriosis, mitochondria, endocrinology.

METHODS USED

Procedures: Elisa, gene expression analysis, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, microarrays, qRT-PCR, RT-PCR, western blot.

EQUIPMENT USED

Analytical balances, benchtop centrifuge, blotting apparatus, confocal microscope, culture hood, culture incubators, cryostat, deconvolution fluorescence microscope, dissecting microscope, fluorescence microscope, fresh tissue sectioning systems, gel apparatus, low- and high-speed centrifuge, low and ultralow freezers, mini vortexer, plate reader, rat running wheels, real-time/thermocycler, setups for electropherosis, stirrer/hot plate, water baths.

PRESENT TRAINEES

Bojana Gladanac

PRESENT COLLABORATIONS

Within the Department of Physiology:
Patricia Brubaker

Outside of the Department of Physiology:
Colin Shapiro, TWH, Psychiatry and Sleep lab
Ted Brown, OB/GYN and MSH
Aaron Wheeler, Chemistry
Ping Liang, Molecular genetics, Brock University
Hananel Holzer, OB/GYN, McGill University
Pavel Crystal, MSH, Radiology

Committee member/officer of national/international scientific organizations
Editorial editor, Fertility and Sterility
Section editor, RBMO

Publications and Awards

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