Dr. Nancy H. Ing is an associate professor in the Department of Animal Science and has a joint appointment with the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences. She is an active member of the Faculties of Genetics, Reproductive Biology, and Biotechnology.
Dr. Ing received a bachelor’s in Zoology in 1979, a D.V.M. in 1984, and a doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1988, all from the University of Florida. She completed Postdoctoral work in Cell Biology in 1992 at Baylor College of Medicine. Both Ph.D and Postdoctoral mentors (Drs. R. Michael Roberts and Bert W. O’Malley, respectively) are members of the National Academy of Sciences.
Her research interests focus on understanding how hormones regulate gene expression in animal tissues. Current research projects investigate the earliest days of pregnancy in the sheep uterus and the regulation of estrogen receptor gene expression, as well as stress hormone effects on gene expression in the stallion testes.
Dr. Ing teaches Companion Animal Science (ANSC 210), a 3 credit hour lecture class for undergraduates that she created. She also teaches two graduate classes: Gene Expression (ANSC/GENE 626, 2 credit hours), which is a lecture/laboratory class and Molecular Endocrinology (ANSC/VTPP 654, 3 credit hours), a lecture class.
Ing serves on the editorial boards of the Biology of Reproduction and Domestic Animal Endocrinology. She serves as an ad hoc and panel reviewers of competitive USDA grant proposals for Enhancing Reproductive Efficiency and for NSF grant proposals for Integrative Animal Systems. Professional memberships include the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Endocrine Society, American Society of Animal Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Gamma Sigma Delta, and Phi Zeta.