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Dr. Dolores Lamb working in the lab with Lata Murthy.

Our members are principal investigators of some of the leading reproductive-related research grants at Baylor College of Medicine and our affiliated institutions. We collaborate throughout leading laboratories in the country and within the clinical settings of the Texas Medical Center in order to speed discoveries and innovative treatment strategies into the lives of our patients.

The Center for Reproductive Medicine is unique in the country, possessing a broad range of expertise, from leading biologic and genetic scientific research departments in the world through to state-of-the-art clinical settings that treat men, women, children, and infants.

Some of the active research areas of our members include: male and female infertility, various reproductive diseases including endometriosis, premature ovarian failure, polycystic ovarian disease, uterine dysfunction adulatory dysfunction, genetic defects, varicoceles, genital tract obstruction, gametogenesis, genital tract fertilization, early embryonic development urogenital development and birth defects, endocrinology of reproduction, maternal fetal medicine, fetal intervention surgery, adult and pediatric urology, adult, pediatric and adolescent obstetrics and gynecology, sex steroid hormone action, sexual medicine, andropause and menopause, fertility preservation, and contraception.

Translational Research Groups

Baylor College of Medicine Center for Reproductive Medicine’s translational research groups pursue collaborations across fields of research and clinical expertise in reproduction. 

Reproductive Diseases

Includes such male and female diseases as Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), celiac disease, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, Peyronie’s disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and varicoceles.

David Rowley, Ph.D.
Shannon Hawkins, M.D.

Sexual Medicine

Psycho-Social research and counseling, andropause and menopause, and sexual function in spinal injury patients.

Larry Lipshultz, M.D.
Rose Khavari, M.D.

Gametogenesis/Fertility/Contraception (Male & Female)

Larry Lipshultz, M.D.
Dolores Lamb, Ph.D.

Bill Gibbons, M.D.
Martin Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.

Advanced Maternal Fetal Diagnosis, Surgery & Care

Ignatia Van den Veyver, M.D.

Reproductive Health in the Community

Peggy Smith, Ph.D.
Alexander Pastuszak, M.D., Ph.D.

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

Rainer Lanz, Ph.D.

Grant Support

These scientific experts and faculty are part of some of the leading peer-reviewed research grants in the field of reproductive medicine. Current Center members bring more than $55 million of peer-reviewed grant support to Baylor College of Medicine in the area of reproductive health, enhancing cross-disciplinary research capacity through our submission of competitive R01 applications, as well as larger interdisciplinary, multi-investigator funding mechanisms through the NIH U10, U54 and P50 mechanisms.

Our current working groups in the areas of reproductive diseases (such as endometriosis), contraception, male infertility and genitourinary birth defects are currently competing for awards in these areas.

Collaborative Research

View a summary of the collaborative research capacity of our Center through Baylor College of Medicine's Virtually Integrated Institutions for Clinical & Translational Research database.