Dr. Frank F. Bartol – Alabama USDA EPSCoR Agency Director

Dr. Frank F. Bartol

Dr. Frank F. Bartol

Dr. Frank F. Bartol is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University (AU). A member of the AU faculty since 1983, Dr. Bartol holds academic appointments in the Department of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture and the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He obtained the B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees through the Interdisciplinary Reproductive Biology Program from the University of Florida. Additionally, he obtained advanced training in molecular biology as a ‘Visiting Scientist & Scholar’ in the Center for Animal Biotechnology at Texas A&M University. In 2005 Dr. Bartol was honored by his doctoral alma mater when he was named a ‘Donald Henry Barron Lecturer’ at the University of Florida in recognition of “outstanding research and scholarly activities in the field of reproductive biology”. His research, which focuses on identification of mechanisms regulating development and function of female reproductive tract tissues in domestic ungulates, has been supported by the USDA National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (USDA-NRICGP), the National Science Foundation, and private organizations in the U.S. and abroad, as well as by the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. He is an active member of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) and the Society for Theriogenology (SFT), and was elected as an ‘Honorary Member’ of the Society of Phi Zeta, the honor society of veterinary medicine, for “distinguished service in the advancement of science relating to the animal industry”. An advocate of the responsible use of animals in research and education, Dr. Bartol has served as chair of the Auburn University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and both Animal Care and Experimentation and Animal Ethics sub-committees for the SSR. In addition to teaching the graduate course in reproductive biology at AU, Dr. Bartol lectures in animal use and bioethics in the AU veterinary curriculum and has spoken nationally and internationally on these topics.

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334-844-3701

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