Jennifer Hernandez Gifford

Associate Professor in Department of Animal Range Sciences
New Mexico State University

After completing a M.S. at New Mexico State University, and a Ph.D. at Washington State University in Animal Science, she conducted post-doctoral research at Washington State University in the School of Molecular Biosciences.   In 2009, she joined the faculty at Oklahoma State University and was involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in physiology, endocrinology and biotechnology.  She also established a strong research program in the area of ovarian follicle development and steroidogenesis.  In 2016, she was recruited by her Alma Mater, and subsequently accepted the position and returned to NMSU.   The long-term goal of her lab’s research focus is to provide fundamental knowledge about the physiological role and mechanism of ovarian signaling molecules involved in follicular development, which impact health and disease.