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Reproductive Physiology

Ida Holásková

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Research Assistant Professor

Office of Statistics 
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design 
PO Box 6018 
2202 Agricultural Sciences 
West Virginia University 
Morgantown, WV 26506 
Phone: (304) 293-1345 


Ph.D. Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2007 Reproductive Physiology 
M.S. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2002 Reproductive Physiology 
M.S. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2002 Statistics 
B.S. Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia 1994 Animal Sciences/ Agric. Education


My primary appointment is a Station Statistician at the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. I facilitate the transfer of statistical methodologies and experimental design to faculty, graduate and undergraduate researchers.

My secondary interest is research in reproductive immunology and immuno-toxicology. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, I collaborate with Dr. Rosana Schafer to explore endocrine-immune interactions between the ovaries and immune system in propanil-treated mice. In addition, I continue to collaborate with Dr. John Barnett studding effect of propanil derivatives on arthritis-induced bone erosion.


Bio. 436 General Animal Physiology 3 hr 
An. Phys. 424 Animal Reproduction 3 hr -visiting lecturer 
An. Phys. 424 Animal Reproduction Laboratory -visiting lecturer


Lewis T,  I Holásková and JB Barnett. The toxicity of the N-hydroxy and 6-hydroxy metabolites of 3,4-dichloropropionanilide (DCPA) does not depend on calcium-release activated calcium channel inhibition. Toxicological Sciences 2013; 131:395-405

Holásková, I, M Elliott, ML Hanson, R Schafer and JB Barnett. Prenatal cadmium exposure produces persistent changes to thymus and spleen cell phenotypic repertoire as well as the acquired immune response. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2012; 265:181-189

Hanson, ML,  I Holásková, M Elliott, KM Brundage, R Schafer and JB Barnett. Prenatal cadmium exposure alters postnatal immune cell development and function. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2012; 261:196-203

Stueckle TA, Y Lu, ME Davis, L Wang, BH Jiang,  I Holásková, R Schafer, JB Barnett, Y Rojanasakul. Chronic occupational exposure to arsenic induces carcinogenic gene signaling networks and neoplastic transformation in human lung epithelial cells. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2012; 261:204-216

Goodman, RL.,  Holásková I, Nestor C, Connors J, Billings HJ, Valent M, Lehman M, and Hileman S. Evidence that the arcuate nucleus is an important site of progesterone negative feedback in the ewe. Endocrinology 2011 152: 3451-3460.

Dow TL,  I Holásková, JL Brown. Results of the third reproductive assessment survey of north American Asian (Elephas maximus) and African (Loxodonta africana) female elephants. Zoo Biol. 2011; 30:699-711

Dow TL, G Rogers-Nieman,  I. Holásková, TH Elsasser, RA Dailey. Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha and Acute Phase Proteins in Early Pregnant Ewes after Challenge with Peptidoglycan-Polysaccharide (PG-PS). Domestic Animal Endocrinology 2010; 39(2):147-54

Billings, HJ, JM Connors, S Geer, SM Hileman,  I Holásková, MN Lehman, CM McManus, C Nestor, BH Jacobs, RL Goodman. Neurokinin B acts via the Neurokinin 3 receptor in the retrochiasmatic area to stimulate luteinizing hormone secretion in sheep. Endocrinology 2010;151(8):3836-46

Holásková I, Lewis GS, Elliott M, Blemings KP, Dailey RA. Effect of Peptidoglycan-Polysaccharide Complex on Reproductive Efficiency in Sheep. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology 2004 Sep;52(3):197-203