Camilla H. K. Hughes

Camilla H. K. Hughes

  • Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology
306 AVBS Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Reproductive biology
  • Ovarian function
  • Reproductive-immune interaction


  • Postdoc, Centre de recherche en reproduction et fertilité (CRRF), University of Montreal, 2020-2023
  • Frontiers in Reproduction, Marine Biological Laboratory, 2022
  • Ph.D., Animal Science, Penn State, 2019
  • B.S., Animal Science and Biology, Virginia Tech, 2013


Steroidogenic factor 1 (SF-1; Nr5a1) regulates the formation of the ovarian reserve
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Hughes, Camilla H.K., Smith, Olivia E., Meinsohn, Marie Charlotte, Brunelle, Mylène, Gévry, Nicolas, Murphy, Bruce D., 2023

Liver receptor homolog 1 (LRH-1) regulates follicle vasculature during ovulation in mice
Reproduction, Guzmán, Adrian, Hughes, Camilla H.K., Murphy, Bruce D., 2022

Insights from two independent transcriptomic studies of the bovine corpus luteum during pregnancy
Journal of Animal Science, Hughes, Camilla H.K., Mezera, Megan A., Wiltbank, Milo C., Pate, Joy Lee, 2022

Form of Supplemental Selenium Affects the Expression of mRNA Transcripts Encoding Selenoproteins, and Proteins Regulating Cholesterol Uptake, in the Corpus Luteum of Grazing Beef Cows
Animals, Carr, Sarah N., Crites, Benjamin R., Pate, Joy L., Hughes, Camilla H.K., Matthews, James C., Bridges, Phillip J., 2022

A role for orphan nuclear receptor liver receptor homolog-1 (LRH-1, NR5A2) in primordial follicle activation
Scientific Reports, Meinsohn, Marie Charlotte, Hughes, Camilla H.K., Estienne, Anthony, Saatcioglu, Hatice D., Pépin, David, Duggavathi, Raj, Murphy, Bruce D., 2021

Orphan nuclear receptors in angiogenesis and follicular development
Reproduction, Guzmán, Adrian, Hughes, Camilla H.K., Murphy, Bruce D., 2021

Nuclear receptors: Key regulators of somatic cell functions in the ovulatory process
Molecular Aspects of Medicine, Hughes, Camilla H.K., Murphy, Bruce D., 2021

NR5A2 and potential regulatory miRNAs in the bovine CL during early pregnancy
Reproduction, Hughes, C. H.K., Rogus, A., Inskeep, E. K., Pate, J. L., 2021

Luteal Lipids Regulate Progesterone Production and May Modulate Immune Cell Function During the Estrous Cycle and Pregnancy
Frontiers in Endocrinology, Hughes, Camilla H.K., Bosviel, Remy, Newman, John W., Pate, Joy L., 2019

Molecular profiling demonstrates modulation of immune cell function and matrix remodeling during luteal rescue
Biology of Reproduction, Hughes, Camilla K., Maalouf, Samar W., Liu, Wansheng, Pate, Joy L., 2019

Luteolysis and the corpus luteum of pregnancy, Hughes, Camilla, Pate, J, 2019

Activities for leptin in bovine trophoblast cells
Domestic Animal Endocrinology, Hughes, C. K., Xie, M. M., McCoski, S. R., Ealy, A. D., 2017

Conserved MHC gene orthologs genetically map to the Turkey MHC-B
Cytogenetic and Genome Research, Reed, Kent M., Benoit, Benjamin, Wang, Xiong, Greenshields, Molly A., Hughes, Camilla H.K., Mendoza, Kristelle M., 2014