- Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, 1983
- B.S., University of Delaware, 1979 (magna cum laude)
Dr. Pate is a reproductive physiologist specializing in the area of corpus luteum function. Primary research interests focus on the regulation of luteolysis, prostaglandin production by the corpus luteum, and the interactions between the immune system and the reproductive system.
- Biology and Management of Companion Animals (AS 494)
- Physiology of Reproduction (AS 610)
Grants and Awards
- Role of the Immune System in Luteal Regression. Oct. 1996. USDA. $168,799
- Roles of Endothelin-1 and Tumor Necrosis Factor-a in Determining Responsivenss of the Bovine Corpus Luteum to PGF2a. January, 2001. USDA-BARD. $310,000
- Role of Major Histocompatibility Molecules in Luteal Function. February 2001. NIH. $909,644
- Benyo, D.F., Haibel, G.K., Laufman, H.B. and Pate, J.L. 1991. Expression of major histocompatibility complex antigens on the bovine corpus luteum during the estrous cycle, luteolysis, and early pregnancy. Biol. Reprod. 45:229?234.
- Petroff, M.G. Coggeshall, K.M., Jones, L.S., and Pate, J.L. 1997. Bovine luteal cells elicit major histocompatibility complex class II-dependent T cell proliferation. Biol. Reprod. 57:887-893.
- Petroff, M.G., Petroff, B.K. and Pate, J.L. 1999. Expression of cytokine messenger ribonucleic acids in the bovine corpus luteum. Endocrinology 140:1018-1021.
- Bove, S.E., Petroff, M.G., Nishibori, M., and Pate, J.L. 2000. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor in the bovine corpus luteum: Characterization of steady-state messenger ribonucleic acid and immunohistochemical localization. Biol. Reprod. 62:879-885.
- Pate, J.L. and Keyes, P.K. 2001. Immune Cells in the Corpus Luteum: Friends or Foes? Reproduction 122:665-676.