- Regents Fellow, Distinguished Professor & O. D. Butler Chair, Physiology of Reproduction
- Kleberg 442D
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Biology, Centenary College of Louisiana
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Animal Science, Louisiana State University
- Ph.D. Animal Science, North Carolina State University
Dr. Bazer received a B.S. degree in Biology from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1960 and a M.S. degree in Animal Science from Louisiana State University in 1963, and his Ph.D. in animal science at North Carolina State University in 1969. Dr. Bazer’s research in reproductive biology focuses on uterine biology and pregnancy, particularly pregnancy recognition signaling from the conceptus to the maternal uterus by interferon tau and estrogen from ruminant and pig conceptuses, respectively. The roles of uterine secretions as transport proteins, regulatory molecules, growth factors and enzymes and endocrine regulation of their secretion is another major research interest. The endocrinology of pregnancy, especially the roles of lactogenic and growth hormones in fetal-placental development and uterine functions are being studied. The mechanism(s) of action and potential therapeutic value of conceptus interferons and uterine-derived hematopoietic growth factors are areas of research with both pigs and sheep as models for human disease.