Dr. Miranda Bernhardt using a microscope in a lab.
Center for
Reproductive Biology
Providing opportunities for investigators from across the Pacific Northwest to collaborate and learn from one another

Center for Reproductive Biology

The WSU Center for Reproductive Biology is one of the largest reproductive biology centers in the world. The inter-institutional center has nearly 90 faculty members and more than 270 students, postdoctoral fellows, and technical staff from 26 departments across the WSU system and other top-tier institutions around the country.  

The center provides opportunities for investigators to collaborate, learn from one another, and advance our understanding of reproductive biology, developmental biology, and associated diseases.

The 2024 Center for Reproductive Biology (CRB) Retreat is suspended and will return in 2025.

This year we are supporting the Northwest Reproductive Sciences Symposium held August 16-18, 2024 at Oregon State University. More information can be found here.

Kalli in a lab.

The Goldwater Scholarship will make a big impact on my future, and I am grateful to have been chosen.”

Kalli Stephens, genetics and cell biology major and center trainee

Core laboratories

Dr. Miranda Bernhardt using a microscope in a lab.

Animal Production Core

A range of services for generating and preserving gene-edited and genetically modified models

Become a member

Are you interested in becoming a member of the WSU Center for Reproductive Biology? 

Some member benefits include an adjunct/affiliate faculty appointment in the center, reduced rates for our core laboratory services, and access to a community of world-renowned researchers.

Other resources

These resources are available to anyone at WSU. Services are offered to Center for Reproductive Biology members at reduced rates or free of charge.

  • Microscope maintenance services – The center coordinates a yearly visit by Pacific Microsystems, LLC for maintenance, cleaning, and instruction on how to maintain your microscope. Contact Carolyn Emerson or call 509-335-2473 for more information.
  • Imaging resources – Imaging services are offered through the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences. Confocal microscopy is available for use by center members through the lab of Dr. Eric Shelden. Contact Dr. Eric Shelden or call 509-335-2368 for scheduling information.
  • Histology resources – Equipment is available to center members for generating cross-sections from fixed tissues, including paraffin embedding apparatuses, microtomes, and cryostats (supplies will be charged to the PI). Contact Jeanene Deavila or call 509-335-0675 for scheduling information. 

Center news

Interested in giving opportunities for the Center for Reproductive Biology?

Questions? Contact Carolyn Emerson or 509-335-2473

Center for Reproductive Biology
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
P.O. Box 647521,  Pullman, WA 99164-7521