SMB Faculty Profiles

Mariana Ianello Giassetti

Mariana Ianello Giassetti

Postdoctoral Scholar

Oatley Lab

Room: BLS 240
Lab Phone: (509)335-6462


My research experiences thus so far has primarily focused on molecular mechanism associated with male reproductive biology. Since my first doctoral program, I have been focus on better understand the role of some markers for bovine spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) in its self-renewal and differentiation in calves and bulls. Additionally, I was involved with other scientific projects with bovine in vitro embryo production and semen quality factors associated with bull fertility in vivo and in vitro. I also was focus on the role of YY2 target genes in SSC self-renewal and differentiation. To improve my research background, I joined the Dr. Oatley’s Laboratory at Washington State University (WSU) as a postdoctoral research fellow in August 2017. In Dr.Oatley’s Lab we study the molecular pathways that regulate the stem cell and progenitor states in mammalian spermatogonia. As a postdoc, I have expand my skillset to include novel genome editing technologies in livestock such as CRISPR/Cas9 system.
Washington State University