Alexander J. Travis

Professor
Biomedical Sciences/Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact Information

235 Hungerford Hill Road
Baker Institute for Animal Health
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 256-5613

Alexander J. Travis

Professor
Biomedical Sciences/Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine

Expertise
Male reproduction; assisted reproduction; nanotechnology; diagnostic assays; wildlife conservation; public health

Current Research Interest
Public health; role of membrane lipids in sperm capacitation and fertilization; development of technologies of assisted reproduction in humans and non-human animals; development of point-of-care diagnostic assays based on nanobiotechnology; design, implementation, and testing of interventions focused on sustainable food production and livelihoods, leading to improved maternal and child health and development and wildlife conservation objectives

Distinction
State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award
Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine summa cum laude graduate
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Leonard Pearson Prize
Princeton University magna cum laude graduate

Selected Publications
Cardona, Cristina, Queenie V. Neri, Alana J. Simpson, Melissa A. Moody, G. Charles Ostermeier, Eric K. Seaman, Theodore Paniza, Zev Rosenwaks, Gianpiero D. Palermo, and Alexander J. Travis. “Localization Patterns of the Ganglioside GM1 in Human Sperm are Indicative of Male Fertility and Independent of Traditional Semen Measures.” Molecular Reproduction & Development 84 (2017): 423-435.

Moody, Melissa A., Cristina Cardona, Alana J. Simpson, T. Timothy Smith, Alexander J. Travis, and G. Charles Ostermeier. “Validation of a Laboratory Developed Test of Human Sperm Capacitation.” Molecular Reproduction & Development 84 (2017): 408-422.

Cornell Research Website Article
More Accurate Male Fertility Testing