Dr. Wolf, banquet speaker

Dr. Don Wolf, famous researcher in cloning, agreed to be a banquet speaker!.

Dr. Wolf is world-known for his research in infertility and recently his group's work on cloning the first monkey was much publicized.

Dr. Wolf has his B.S. and M.S from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, and his Ph.D from University of Washington, Seattle, WA. He had postdoc positions at the University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland and University of California, Davis.

He has been a Assistant Research Professor at Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of California at Davis, 1971, Depts. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1971-1977, Associate Research Professor, Depts. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1977-1981, Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, The Univ. of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas, 1981-1986.

He was on the Editorial Board of Journal of In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer/Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 1984-1991. The Biological Bulletin, 1986-1989, Gamete Research/Molecular Reproduction and Development, 1986-1993. Fertility and Sterility, 1987-1991, Assisted Reproductive Technology/Andrology, 1990-present.

He is now a Senior Scientist, Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon, and a Professor in Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon Health Sciences Univ., Portland, Oregon.


  1. Naz RK, Wolf DP. Antibodies to sperm-specific human FA-1 inhibit in vitro fertilization in rhesus monkeys: development of a simian model for testing of anti-FA-1 contraceptive vaccine. J Reprod Immuno 27:111121, 1994.
  2. Hibbert ML, Wolf DP. In vitro fertilization and the oligozoospermic male. Endocrinologist 4:383-390, 1994.
  3. Zelinski-Wooten MB, Alexander M, Christenson CL, Wolf DP, Hess DL, Stouffer, RL. Individualized gonadotropin regimens for follicular stimulation in macaques prior to in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. J Med Primatol, 23:208-215, 1994.
  4. Wolf DP. Cryopreservation of sperm. In: Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (Wallach EE, Zacur HA, eds). St. Louis: CV Mosby Co, pp 795-865, 1995.
  5. Wolf DP. Sperm cryopreservation. In: Infertility: Evaluation and Treatment (Keye WR, Chang RJ, Rebar RW, Soules MR, eds). Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co, pp 686-695, 1995.
  6. Zelinski-Wooten MB, Hutchison JS, Hess DL, Wolf DP, Stouffer RL. Follicle stimulating hormone alone supports follicle growth and oocyte development in gonadotrophin-releasing hormone antagonist-treated monkeys. Hum Reprod 10:1658-1666, 1995.
  7. Archibong AE, Lee CYG, Wolf DP. Functional characterization of the primate sperm acrosomal antigen (PSA-63). J Androl, 16:318-326, 1995.
  8. Ahmad K, Bracho G, Wolf DP, Tash J. Regulation of human sperm motility and hyperactivation components of Ca2+, calmodulin and phosphoprotein phosphatases. Arch Androl 35:187-208, 1995.
  9. Smith GD, Wolf DP, Trautman KC, da Cruz e Silva EF, Greengard P, Vijayaraghavan S. Primate sperm contain protein phosphatase 1 (PP1): A biochemical mediator of motility. Biol Reprod 54:719-727, 1996.
  10. Wolf DP, Alexander M, Zelinski-Wooten M, Stouffer RL. Maturity and fertility of rhesus monkey oocytes collected at different intervals after an ovulatory stimulus (human chorionic gonadotropin) in in vitro fertilization (IVF)-cycles. Mol Reprod Dev 43:76-81, 1996.
  11. Hibbert ML, Stouffer RL, Wolf DP, Zelinski-Wooten MB. Midcycle administration of a progesterone synthesis inhibitor prevents ovulation in primates. Proc. Natl Acad Sci, USA 93:1897-1901, 1996.
  12. Weston AM, Wolf DP. Differential preimplantation development of rhesus monkey embryos in serum supplemented media. Mol Reprod Dev 44:88-92, 1996.
  13. Weston AM, Zelinski-Wooten MB, Hutchison JS, Stouffer RL, Wolf DP. Developmental potential of IVF-produced embryos from GnRH antagonist-treated macaques stimulated with recombinant human follicle stimulating hormone alone or in combination with luteinizing hormone. Hum Reprod 11:608-613, 1996.
  14. Alak BM, Smith GD, Woodruff TK, Stouffer RL, Wolf DP. Enhancement of primate oocyte maturation and fertilization by inhibin-A and activin-A. Fertil Steril 66:646-653, 1996.
  15. Meng L, Wolf DP. Sperm-induced oocyte activation in the rhesus monkey: nuclear and cytoplasmic changes following intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Hum Reprod 12:1062-1068, 1997.
  16. Larson JM, McKinney KA, Mixon BA, Burry KA, Wolf P. An intrauterine insemination-ready cryopreservation method compared with sperm recovery after conventional freezing and postthaw processing. Fertil Steril 68(1):143-148, 1997.
  17. Meng L, Ely JJ, Stouffer RL, Wolf DP. Rhesus monkeys produced by nuclear transfer. Biol Reprod 57:454-459, 1997.
  18. Zelinski-Wooten MB, Hutchison JS, Trinchard-Lugan I, Hess DL, Wolf DP, Stouffer RL. Initiation of periovulatory events in gonadotrophin-stimulated macaques with varying doses of recombinant human chorionic gonadotrophin. Hum Reprod 12(9):1877-1885, 1997.
  19. Connor WE, Weleber RG, DeFrancesco C, Lin DS, Wolf DP. Sperm abnormalities in retinitis pigmentosa. Invest Opthal Vis Science. 38:2619-2628, 1997.
  20. Dejonge C, Wolf DP. Regulation of embryo number for transfer. Fertil Steril 68:784-789, 1997.
  21. Wolf DP, Meng L, Stouffer RL, Ely JJ. Recent progress in mammalian cloning. J Asst Rep & Genetics, 15(5):235-239, 1998.
  22. Zelinski-Wooten MB, Hutchson JS, Hess DL, Wolf DP, Stouffer RL. A bolus of recombinant human follicle stimulating hormone at midcycle induces periovulatory events following multiple follicular development in macaques. Hum Reprod 13(3):554-560, 1998.
  23. Smith GD, Sadhu A, Wolf DP. Transient exposure of rhesus macaque oocytes to calyculin-A and okadaic acid stimulates germinal vesicle breakdown permitting subsequent development and fertilization. Biol Reprod 58:880-886, 1998.
  24. Liu DS, Connor WE, Wolf DP, Alexander M. Uneven distribution of desmosterol and docasahexaenoic acid in the heads and tails of rhesus monkey sperm. J Lipid Res 39:1404-1411, 1998.
  25. Mayerhofer A, Smith GD, Danilchik M, Levine J, Wolf DP, Dissen GA, Ojeda SR. Oocytes are a source of catecholamines in the primate ovary: Evidence for a novel cell-cell regulatory loop. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 95:10990-10995, 1998.
  26. Smith GD, Sadhu A, Mathies S, Wolf DP. Characterization of okadaic acid sensitive protein phosphatases in mouse germinal vesicle breakdown-competent and -incompetent oocytes. Dev Biol 204:537-549, 1998.
  27. Smith GD, Wolf DP, Trautman KC and Vijayaraghavan S. Motility potential of macaque epididymal sperm: The role of protein phosphatase and glycogen synthase kinase-3 activities. J Androl, 40:47-53, 1999.
  28. Thyer AC, Patton PE, Burry KA, Mixon BA, Wolf DP. Fecundability trends among sperm donors as a measure of donor performance. Fertil Steril, 71(5):891-895, 1999.
  29. Wolf DP, Meng L, Ouhibi N, Zelinski-Wooten MB. Nuclear transfer in the rhesus monkey: Practical and basic implications. Biol Repro 60-199-204, 1999.
  30. Patton PE, Sadler-Fredd K, Burry KA, Gorrill MJ, Johnson A, Larson JM, Wolf DP. The Development and integration of an extended embryo culture program. Fertil Steril, In Press.
  31. Meng L. Zelinski-Wooten MB, Stouffer RL, Wolf DP. Nuclear transfer in the nonhuman primate: The technique and its future. Vet Med, submitted.
  32. Navarrete T, Johnson A, Mixon B, Wolf DP. The relationship between fertility potential measurements on cryobanked semen and fecundity of sperm donors. Hum Reprod, submitted.