Elaine Carnevale

Biomedical Sciences

ERL Equine Reproduction Laboratory

(970) 491-8626

About Elaine

Dr. Carnevale is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and a member of the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory and the Equine Reproduction Laboratory. She participates in the instruction of DVM students, primarily in equine reproduction, and graduate students. As a Colorado native, Dr. Carnevale received her D.V.M. degree from Colorado State University, prior to obtaining a M.S. at Colorado State University in reproductive physiology. Her Ph.D. was obtained in 1993 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a research focus on reproductive aging in mares. Dr. Carnevale taught at Southern Illinois University before returning to CSU in 1998 to establish a program in equine assisted reproduction, which included the first clinical applications of oocyte transfer, oocyte harvesting, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Dr. Carnevale has continued research in the development and use of assisted reproductive technologies. However, the primary focus of her research lab is the study of maternal factors, such as aging and metabolic status, that influence oocyte quality and reproductive efficiency. Aims of the research are to improve fertility and offspring health in the older or obese mare in addition to using the mare as a model for translational studies.


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1994D.V.M., Colorado State University, 1985M.S., Colorado State University, 1988

Research Specialty

Equine reproduction/ gamete and embryo physiology