The Siegfried Lab

We go nuts for gonads

At the Siegfried laboratory we investigate genetic regulation underlying development of the gonad. How do germ cells develop to form functional gametes and how are these differences between the sexes manifested during development? Answering these questions helps us uncover the underlying developmental processes that are essential for fertility and reproduction



Gonadal Sex Determination and Differentiation

How is sex determined and how does each gonad control differentiation into distinct cell types?

Germ Line Maintenance

How does the testis continuously produce a new supply of sperm in a controlled fashion to maintain fertility throughout life?

Telomere regulation of Meiosis

How does telomere maintenance affect fertility and meiosis? 




Contact Us

Dr. Kellee Siegfried
ISC 5500
Department of Biology,
UMass Boston

We are located at the beautiful Integrated Sciences Building!

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