faculty

Nathan Law

Nathan Law

Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar

nathan_law@vetmed.wsu.edu

Lab
Room: BLS 240
Phone: 509-335-6462

Oatley Lab

 

My research experience thus far has primarily focused on the molecular mechanisms that govern both male and female reproduction. My previous research aimed to elucidate how FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) shapes the transcriptome of ovarian granulosa cells during follicle maturation to promote ovulation. I characterized the mechanisms by which FSH activates multiple signaling pathways and harnesses several key transcription factors to achieve massive shifts in gene expression. To diversify my research background, I joined the laboratory of Dr. Jon Oatley as a postdoctoral research fellow in October 2016. In Dr. Oatley’s lab, we study the molecular underpinnings that dictate the spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) state, including those involved in maintenance and self-renewal. SSCs are the cornerstone from which males produce millions of sperm each day. Currently, I am interested in the molecular mechanisms that govern slow SSC proliferation and the cell cycle dynamics of quiescence in SSCs.

Publications on PubMed