Ramesh Ramachandran

Ramesh Ramachandran

  • Professor of Reproductive Biology
  • Walther H. Ott Professor in Avian Biology
  • Director of Graduate Studies
306 Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Endocrinology
  • Ovarian Cancer Research
  • Reproductive Biology


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • B.V.Sc (DVM), Madras Veterinary College, Madras, India


Metformin improves ovarian function and increases egg production in broiler breeder hens
Reproduction, Weaver, Evelyn A., Ramachandran, Ramesh, 2023

Metformin modulates the gut microbiome in broiler breeder hens
Frontiers in Physiology, Van Syoc, E, Weaver, E, Rogers, Connie Jo, Silverman, Justin, Ramachandran, Ramesh, Ganda, Erika, 2022

Ad libitum feeding alters mRNA abundance in the ovarian cortex of broiler breeder hens
Reproduction and Fertility, Anthony, Kate, Garner, Tyler, Ramachandran, Ramesh, Javier Diaz, Francisco, Diaz, F, 2022

Evaluation of the central effects of systemic lentiviral-mediated leptin delivery in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Clark, Kimberly A., Shin, Andrew C., Sirivelu, Madhu P., Mohankumar, Ramya C., Maddineni, Sreenivasa R., Ramachandran, Ramesh, Mohankumar, Puliyur S., Mohankumar, Sheba M.J., 2021

Metformin affects the transcriptomic profile of chicken ovarian cancer cells
Genes, Gopalan, Lalitha, Sebastian, Aswathy, Praul, C, Albert, Istvan, Ramachandran, Ramesh, 2021

Metformin attenuates steroidogenesis in ovarian follicles of the broiler breeder hen
Reproduction, Weaver, Evelyn A., Ramachandran, Ramesh, 2020

Adiponectin and its receptor genes' expression in response to Marek's disease virus infection of White Leghorns
Poultry Science, Bai, Ying, Yuan, Ping, Zhang, Huanmin, Ramachandran, Ramesh, Yang, Ning, Song, Jiuzhou, 2020

Should I Lay or Should I Grow: Photoperiodic Versus Metabolic Cues in Chickens
Frontiers in Physiology, Hanlon, Charlene, Ramachandran, Ramesh, Zuidhof, Martin J., Bédécarrats, Grégoy Y., 2020

Adiponectin is secreted by theca layer cells isolated from chicken ovarian follicles
Reproduction, Hadley, Jill A., Ocón-Grove, Olga, Ramachandran, Ramesh, 2020

Chicken: Female reproduction, Ramachandran, Ramesh, 2018

Expression of adiponectin and its receptors is altered in epithelial ovarian tumors and ascites-derived ovarian cancer cell lines
International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, Tiwari, Anupama, Ocon-Grove, Olga M., Hadley, Jill A., Giles, James R., Johnson, Patricia A., Ramachandran, Ramesh, 2015

Aquaporin 5 expression is altered in ovarian tumors and ascites-derived ovarian tumor cells in the chicken model of ovarian tumor
Journal of Ovarian Research, Tiwari, Anupama, Hadley, Jill A., Ramachandran, Ramesh, 2014

Current and future reproductive technologies for avian species