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Jeremy R. Egbert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Academic Office Location:
Cell Biology, E-6029
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3636
Phone: 860-679-2677

Lab website

Dr. Egbert joined the UConn Health faculty in 2016 after postdoctoral training in the lab of Prof. Laurinda Jaffe at UConn Health. As a postdoc, Dr. Egbert studied the mechanisms by which luteinizing hormone (LH) signaling rapidly reduces cGMP levels in the granulosa cells of ovarian follicles. The decrease in cGMP levels causes the oocyte to resume meiosis, which is required for the oocyte to be fertilized. Dr. Egbert is currently using novel mice that express different calcium sensors and confocal microscopy to study the mechanisms and functions of calcium increases within granulosa cells in response to the gonadotropins follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Dr. Egbert received his PhD in 2011 from Washington State University, working in the lab of Prof. Hubert Schwabl to study the sources of variation in the levels of avian yolk steroids, which impact offspring health and behavior.

B.S.Boise State UniversityBiology
M.S.Washington State UniversityZoology
Ph.D.Washington State UniversityZoology

Post-Graduate Training
Scientific TrainingMarine Biological LaboratoryAttended Frontiers in Reproduction, a 6-week scientific training course May — June 2011.

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Trainee Travel Fund Award, SSR annual meeting.Larry Ewing Memorial
Brislawn Graduate FellowshipWSU
Abelson Science Scholarship (3 years)WSU
2003 Best Poster AwardCooper Ornithological Society meeting, Flagstaff, AZ
Associate Member, Sigma XiThe Scientific Research Society, BSU Chapter
Top Ten Scholars Award, 2002 — 2003 academic year.Boise State University
Scholarship, BSU (4 years)Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation

Journal Articles

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Effect of tamoxifen on yolk steroid levels in house sparrows: toward a mechanism of yolk steroid accumulationTalkAmerican Ornithologist’s Union meeting2009Philadelphia, PA
A novel experimental test of the relationship between plasma and yolk testosterone levels in the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)TalkSociety for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting2007Phoenix, AZ
Behavioral and endocrine responses of female house sparrows to a social challenge: the relationship between plasma and yolk testosteronePosterNorth American Ornithological Congress2006Veracruz, Mexico
Wing shape in house finches differs relative to migratory habit in eastern and western North AmericaPosterCooper Ornithological Society meeting2003Flagstaff, AZ