Lessard, Carl, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Gamete and Embryo Biologist
52 Campus Drive, Room 2252
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5B4
Areas of Expertise:
- Sperm, oocyte and embryo biology
- Cryopreservation of gametes
- Male infertility
- Collection of gametes to preserve the genetic diversity among Canadian livestock
- Development of a strategy to preserve in vitro produced pig embryo and non-surgically transfer the embryo in a synchronized recipient
- Development of a strategy to securely preserve bison semen
- Development of a bovine fertility marker
- Understanding spermatogenesis via small animal
- Adjunct professor at the department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
- Dadarwal, D., Honparkhe, M., Dias, F.C.F., Alce, T., Lessard, C., Singh, J. (2015). Effect of superstimulation protocols on nuclear maturation and distribution of lipid droplets in bovine oocytes, 27(8), 1137-1146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RD13265
- Hussain, S.A., Lessard, C., Anzar, M. (2013). A strategy for improvement of postthaw quality of bison sperm, 79(1), 108-115. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2012.09.015
- Toosi, B.M., Gratton, G., McCorkell, R.B., Wynne-Edwards, K.E., Woodbury, M.R., Lessard, C. (2013). Effects of pipothiazine palmitate on handling stress and on the characteristics of semen collected by electroejaculation in bison (Bison bison) bulls, 138(1-2), 55-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2013.01.012
- Hussain, S.A., Lessard, C., Anzar, M. (2011). Quantification of damage at different stages of cryopreservation of endangered North American bison (Bison bison) semen and the effects of extender and freeze rate on post-thaw sperm quality, 129(3-4), 171-179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anireprosci.2011.12.002
- Lessard, C., Siqueira, L.G., D'Amours, O., Sullivan, R., Leclerc, P., Palmer, C. (2011). Infertility in a beef bull due to a failure in the capacitation process, 76(5), 891-899. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2011.04.020
- Lessard, C., Danielson, J., Rajapaksha, K., Adams, G.P., McCorkell, R. (2009). Banking North American buffalo semen, 71(7), 1112-1119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2008.12.004
Other science related publications
- Alfoteisy, B., Singh, J., Lessard, C.J., and Anzar, M. (2012). "Vitrification of immature bovine-cumulus-oocyte-complexes using natural honey as a non-permeant cryoprotectant.", 17th International Congress on Animal Reproduction, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 29 - August 02, 2012.
- Gratton, G., Manjunath, P., Anzar, M., and Lessard, C.J. (2011). "Identifying seminal plasma proteins that interfere with bison sperm membran integrity.", WDZ annual meeting, Québec City, QC, Canada, 2011.
- Gratton, G., Toosi, B.M., Anzar, M., McCorkell, R.B., and Lessard, C.J. (2011). "Effects of a long-acting tranquilizer on sperm motility of North American bison bulls.", 37th Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society, Orlando, FL, USA, January 8-12, 2011.
- Hussain, S.A., Lessard, C.J., and Anzar, M. (2011). "Cryopreservation of bison semen.", 36th Annual Conference of the American Society of Andrology Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada, April 2-5, 2011.
- Hussain, S.A., Lessard, C.J., and Anzar, M. (2011). "Cryopreservation of bison semen.", 36th Annual Meeting of American Society of Andrology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 2-5, 2011.
- Lessard, C.J., Leavins, N., and Dyck, M. (2011). "Estrogen influence on gene expression of pig oocytes during in vitro maturation.", 1st Meeting of the Ovarian Club - The Oocyte: from Basic Research to Clinical Practice, Barcelona, Spain, November 3-6, 2011.
- Maher, G., Maurice, C., Lessard, C.J., Thériault, M., Castonguay, F.W., Cinq-Mars, D., Bernier, J., and Bailey, J.L. (2011). "Egg yolk or milk? Which is preferred by boar spermatozoa?", 36th Annual Conference of the American Society of Andrology Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada, April 2-5, 2011. (Abstract)
- Leavins, N., Rajapaksha, W.R.A.K.J.S., and Lessard, C.J. (2010). "Effect of Estradiol on Expression of Maternal Determinant Genes During In-Vitro Maturation of Porcine Oocytes (Abstract 324).", Biology of Reproduction, 83(Suppl. 1). (Abstract)
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