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Rafael A. Fissore

Professor of Developmental Biology
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9292
(413) 545-5548
rfissore@vasci.umass.edu
http://www.umass.edu/vasci/faculty/fissore/fissore.html


Ca2+ Release Mechanisms in Mammalian Eggs During Maturation and Fertilization
Understanding the mechanism by which the sperm is able to induce activation and trigger development in mammalian eggs. It is widely known that at fertilization the sperm induces Ca2+ oscillations and this Ca2+ release is the signal responsible for triggering the majority of events that culminate in embryonic development.

 

Research Interest

Potential Application

Signals for development during fertilization

Controlling cell differentiation

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Massachusetts
Institute for Cellular Engineering
686 North Pleasant Street
159 Goessmann Laboratory
Amherst, MA 01003