Orchid: A member of the family Orchideae.from Greek orkhis, testicle



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Oral Testosterone for Male Hormonal Contraception
John K. Amory, M.D., M.P.H., Principal Investigator
This work is focused on the development of a safe, effective form of oral testosterone for the treatment of men with testosterone deficiency and for use as part of an oral testosterone-progestin combination oral hormonal contraceptive for men.

Hormonal Control of Human Spermatogenesis
William J. Bremner, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Dr. Bremner's research focuses on control factors in the male reproductive system, including the roles of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone in controlling testicular function, the effects of androgens in men, and the effects of aging on the reproductive system. Goals of this research include the development of an effective, reversible hormonal contraceptive for men and the treatment of disorders of spermatogenesis.

Genetic Analysis of the Regulation and Execution of Spermatogenesis in Mice
Robert E. Braun, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Research projects are ongoing to study the genetic control of germline stem cell maintenance, androgen regulation of spermatogenesis, and posttranscriptional control of gene expression in haploid spermatids.

Sertoli Cell Function
Michael D. Griswold, Ph.D.,
Principal Investigator
Dr. Griswold investigates the influence of Sertoli cells on the process of germinal cell differentiation and maturation, and specifically the action of glycoproteins secreted by these cells.

Brain Genes Governing Reproduction
Robert A. Steiner, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Research in this lab is directed toward understanding the neuroendocrine mechanisms governing reproduction, with focus on the regulation of neuropeptides, their receptors, and intracellular signaling pathways involved in the control of gonadotropin secretion and body-weight regulation.





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