Stuart Meyers

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VM Anatomy, Physiol & Cell Bio

Offices and Labs

2319 Haring Hall
530 752 9511

Profile Introduction

Cryopreservation and cryobiology of mammalian sperm. Mechanisms of spermatozoal cryoinjury.


1995 PhD Comparative Pathology University of California, Davis
1990 Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists
1985 DVM Veterinary Medicine Michigan State University
1980 MS Physiology Oregon State University
1977 BS Zoology Michigan State University

Research Interests

Cryopreservation and cryobiology of mammalian sperm. Mechanisms of spermatozoal cryoinjury.

Department and Center Affiliations

Center for Equine Health
Center for Wildlife Health


American Society for Cell Biology
Society for the Study of Reproduction
Society for Theriogenology
Amercan College of Theriogenologists
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Andrology

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Domestic Animal Physiology
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Developmental Physiology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Comparative Pathology
Animal Biology Graduate Group


Meyers Laboratory website
  • Victoria Burruel, PhD/ Staff Research Assistant Katie Klooster, BS, Graduate Student Kelly Martorana, BS, Graduate Student Shiho Sumigama, DVM, Graduate Student

Teaching Interests

Reproductive Biology, Anatomy and Physiology of Reproductive Systems, Comparative Reproductive Physiology, Gross Anatomy of Locomotor System


VMD 401A Anatomy of the Locomotor System (Fall)
VMD 446 Reproduction System (Winter)
PGG 220 General and Comparative Physiology of Reproduction (Spring)
VMD 432 Gastrointestinal System (Winter)
Anatomy APC100/NPB123 Comparative Organology (Winter)


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  • Cole J, Meyers S. Osmotic Stress Stimulates Phosphorylation and Cellular Expression of Heat Shock Proteins in Rhesus Macaque Sperm Journal of Andrology 32 (4): 402-410, 2011
  • Klooster K, Burruel V, Meyers S. Loss of Fertilization Potential of Desiccated Rhesus Macaque Spermatozoa Following Prolonged Storage. Cryobiology 62 (3): 161-166, 2011
  • McCarthy M, Meyers S. Antioxidant Treatment in the Absence of Exogenous Lipids and Proteins Protects Rhesus Macaque Spermatozoa from Cryopreservation-Induced Cell Membrane Damage. Theriogenology 76 (1): 168-176, 2011
  • McCarthy M, Baumber J, Kass P, Meyers S. Osmotic Stress Induces Oxidative Cell Damage to Rhesus Macaque Spermatozoa. Biol Reprod 82 (3) 644-651, 2010
  • Burnaugh L, Ball BA, Sabeur K, Thomas AD, Meyers SA. Osmotic stress stimulates generation of superoxide anion by spermatozoa in horses. Anim Reprod Sci. 2010 Feb;117(3-4):249-60. 2009.
  • Meyers S, Wen-Li M, Enders AC, Overstreet JW. Rhesus Macaque Blastocysts Resulting from Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection of Vacuum-Dried Spermatozoa. Journal of Medical Primatology 38(5): 310-317, 2009.
  • Correa LM, Thomas A, Meyers SA. Reorganization of the Macaque Sperm Actin Cytoskeleton in Response to Osmotic Stress Contributes to Changes in Motility and Morphology. Biology of Reproduction, 2007. Papers in Press, published online ahead of print September 5, 2007. Biol Reprod 2007, 10.1095/biolreprod.107.060533.
  • Li MW, Meyers S, Tollner TL, Overstreet JW. Damage to Chromosomes and DNA of Rhesus Monkey Sperm Following Cryopreservation. Journal of Andrology 28: 493-501, 2007.
  • Baumber J, Meyers S. Changes in Membrane Lipid Order with Capacitation in Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) Spermatozoa. Journal of Andrology 27(4):578-87, 2006.
  • Ricker JV, Linfor JJ, Delfino WJ, Kysar P, Scholtz EL, Tablin F, Crowe JH, Ball BA, SA Meyers. Equine Sperm Membrane Phase Behavior: The Effects of Lipid-Based Cryoprotectants. Biology of Reproduction 74, 359-365 (2006)
  • Enders AC, Douglas GC, Meyers SA, VandeVoort CA. Interactions Of Macaque Blastocysts With Epithelial Cells In Vitro. Human Reproduction 20(11):3026-3032, 2005
  • Ali Honaramooz, Ming-Wen Li, M. Cecilia T. Penedo, Stuart Meyers, and Ina Dobrinski. Accelerated Maturation of Primate Testis by Xenografting into Mice. Biol Reprod 70: 1500-1503, 2004 .