Dr. James M. Cosentino

Professor, Contraception, fertility and pharmacology.

Dr. James M. Cosentino

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B.S., University of Dayton
M.S., Ohio University
Ph.D., Utah State University

Courses Taught:

BIOL 154 / 155 – Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 437 – Endocrinology
Reproductive Physiology

Areas of Specialization:

Physiology, endocrinology

Research Interest(s):

Research projects included 1) topics in biochemical and molecular endocrinology; 2) biotic exploration in Brazil and East Africa; and 3) medicinal chemistry of antimalarial drugs. This research was funded by grants from various federal and international agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Contraception Research and Development Program (CONRAD), and the International Organization of Chemical Sciences in Development (IOCD). Students that were in the University Honors Program or who were interested in Biology Department Honors projects were encouraged to apply for Research Fellowships funded through my research grants. Fellowships included a stipend and the work was often published in research journals with the students as co-authors. Students were involved in every step of the research projects from how to write a grant to publishing and presenting the results. In addition, students were involved in organization of international conferences, including travel to the conferences.

Selected Publication(s):

2002. The effects of oxytocin and arginine vasopressin in vitro on epididymal contractility in the rat. Intern. J. Androl. 25(2):65-71 (with P. W. Studdard, and J. L. Stein).

2001. Natural products for the treatment of tropical diseases. Trends in Parasitology, 17:2:58-60 (with M. L. Willcox, R. Pink, S. Wayling and G. Bodeker).

1998. Review: Pharmacological developments in male contraception. Exp Opin Invest Drugs 6:1-19., (with S.A. Matlin).

1995. The contraception effects of etoprine on the male. J. Androl. 16(2): 105 (with N. Malik, S. Martin, J. Friedand R. Pakyz).

1995. Testicular accumulation of antiplasmodial and antineoplastic agent pyrimethamine. J. Androl. (submitted).

1995. Reproductive tissue distribution of the antineoplastic compounds metoprin, pyrimethamine and methotrexate. J. Androl. (submitted).

1992. The effects of ketoconazole on endocrine and reproductive parameters in male mice and rats. J. Androl.(with W. Heckman, B. Kane and R. Pakyz).

1990. Pyrimethamine: An approach to the development of a male contraceptive. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 87(4): 1431-1435. (with R. Pakyz and J. Fried).

1990. Spermatic cord torsion: Effects of cyclosporine and prednisone on fertility and the contralateral testis in the rat. J. Androl. 11(5):401-408. (with R. Pakyz, R. Heindel, and M. Kallish).

1990. The effect of various degrees of unilateral spermatic cord torsion on fertility in the rat. J. Urol. 144:366-379. (with R. Heindel, R. Pakyz, and M. Kallish).

1990. Spermatic cord torsion: contralateral testicular degeneration at various ages in the rat. J. Androl. 11(6): 506. (with R. Heindel and R. Pakyz).