Catherine A. VandeVoort

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Professor in Residence


California National Primate Research Center
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Med

Offices and Labs

California National Primate Research Center

Profile Introduction

Primate reproductive physiology, including oocyte maturation, embryonic stem cells and ovarian toxicology.


1985 PhD Nutrition Iowa State University
1972 BS Nutrition & Dietetics Iowa State University

Research Interests

Primate reproductive physiology, including oocyte maturation, embryonic stem cells and ovarian toxicology.

Department and Center Affiliations

California National Primate Research Center

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology (Chair)

Specialties / Focus

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology
  • Reproductive Physiology

Teaching Interests

Follicle development, ovarian function, oocyte maturation, fertilization, sperm interaction with the female reproductive tract, assisted reproductive technologies, reproductive toxicology

Personal Interests

obsidian knapping - see course at UCD Craft Center website
Knitting with hand-spun natural fiber yarn - yes, I do it all myself website


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  • VandeVoort CA, Gerona RR, vom Saal FS, Tarantal AF, Hunt PA, Hillenweck A, Zalko D.  Maternal and fetal pharmacokinetics of oral radiolabeled and authentic bisphenol A in the rhesus monkey.  PLoS One   2016 in press

  • Midic U, Vincent KA, VandeVoort CA, Latham KE. Effects of long-term endocrine disrupting compound exposure on Macaca mulatta embryonic stem cells.  Reprod Toxicol. 2016 Oct;65:382-393.

  • VandeVoort CA, Mtango NR, Midic U, Latham KE. Disruptions in follicle cell functions in the ovaries of rhesus monkeys during summer.  Physiol Genomics. 2015 Apr;47(4):102-12.

  • VandeVoort CA, Grimsrud KN, Midic U, Mtango N, Latham KE.Transgenerational effects of binge drinking in a primate model: implications for human health.  Fertil Steril. 2015 Feb;103(2):560-9. 

  • Chaffin CL, Latham KE, Mtango NR, Midic U, VandeVoort CA.  Dietary sugar in healthy female primates perturbs oocyte maturation and in vitro preimplantation embryo development.  Endocrinology. 2014 Jul;155(7):2688-95. PMID: 24731100

  • vom Saal FS, VandeVoort, CA, Taylor, JA, Welshons WV, Toutain PL, Hunt PA. Bisphenol A (BPA) Pharmacokinetics with Daily Oral Bolus or Continuous Exposure via Silastic Capsules in Pregnant Rhesus Monkeys: Relevance for Human Exposures.  Reprod Tox  2014 Jun;45:105-16.

  • Peretz J, Ricke WA, Hunt PA, Ehrlich S, Hauser R, Heindel JJ, Padmanabhan V, Taylor H, Swan SH, VandeVoort CA, Flaws JA.        Bisphenol A and Reproductive Health: Review of Experimental and Human Evidence  EHP 2014 Aug;122(8):775-86. PMID: 24896072

  • Calhoun KC, Padilla-Banks E, Jefferson WN, Liu L, Gerrish KE, Young SL, Wood CE, Hunt PA, VandeVoort CA, Williams CJ.  Bisphenol A exposure alters developmental gene expression in the fetal rhesus monkey uterus.  PLoS One  2014 Jan 23;9(1). PMCID: PMC3900442

  • Golub MS Hogrefe CE, VandeVoort CA. Binge drinking prior to pregnancy detection in a nonhuman primate; behavioral evaluation of offspring.  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 2014 Feb;38(2):551-6.

  • Hunt PA, Lawson C, Gieske M, Murdoch B, Smith H, Hassold T, VandeVoort CA Bisphenol A alters early oogenesis in the fetal ovary of the rhesus monkey. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 23;109(43):17525-30. PMID: 23012422
  • VandeVoort CA, Tollner TL. The efficacy of ultrasound treatment as a reversible male contraceptive in the rhesus monkey. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2012 Sep 12;10:81.

  • Tharp AP, Maffini MV, Hunt PA, VandeVoort CA, Sonnenschein C, Soto AM. 2012 Bisphenol A alters the development of the rhesus monkey mammary gland. PNAS 109(21):8190-5 PMCID: PMC3361442
  • Mtango NR, Sutovsky M, Susor A, VandeVoort CA, Latham KE, Sutovsky P. Essential role of ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolases UCHL1 and UCHL3 in mammalian oocyte maturation. J Cell Physiol 2012 May;227(5):2022-9. PMID: 21751213
  • Puttabyatappa M, Brogan RS, VandeVoort CA, Chaffin CL. EGF-like ligands mediate Progesterone‚Äôs anti-apoptotic action on macaque granulosa cells BOR in press
  • VandeVoort CA, Chaffin CL, Lee YS, Patel BG, Latham KE. Rhesus monkey cumulus cells revert to a mural granulosa cell state following an ovulatory stimulus. Endocrinology. 2012 Nov;153(11):5535-45. PMC3473200

  • Lee YS, VandeVoort CA, Gaughan JP, Midic U, Obradovic Z, Latham KE 2011 Extensive effects of in vitro oocyte maturation on rhesus monkey cumulus cell transcriptome Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab Jul;301(1):E196-209. PMID: 21487073
  • Duffy DM, VandeVoort CA. Maturation and Fertilization of nonhuman primate oocytes are compromised by oral administration of a cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor. Fertil Steril. 2011 15;95(4):1256-60. PMID: 21236424 PMCID: PMC3053529
  • VandeVoort CA, DL Hill, CL Chaffin, AJ Conley. 2011 Ethanol, Acetaldehyde and Estradiol Affect Growth and Differentiation of Rhesus Monkey Embryonic Stem Cells Alcoholism: Clinical and Exp Res 35(8):1534-40. PMID: 21438889 PMCID: PMC3139714
  • VandeVoort, CA, NR Mtango, YS Lee, KE Latham, DR Stewart. 2011 The preimplantation embryo is a target for relaxin secretion during early pregnancy. Fertil Steril 96(1):203-7. PMID: 21645893
  • Tollner TL, Dong DQ, VandeVoort CA.2011 Frozen-thawed rhesus sperm retain normal morphology and highly progressive motility but exhibit sharply reduced efficiency in penetrating cervical mucus and hyualuronic acid gel. Cryobiology Feb;62(1):15-21. PMID: 21112322 PMCID: PMC3044926