Doug Eckery

Affiliate Faculty, Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory Biomedical Sciences

About Doug

Dr. Eckery is an assistant director for the USDA-APHIS National Wildlife Research Center. He was the project leader for NWRC's Contraceptive Technologies for Use in Wildlife Population and Disease Management Project. His research is aimed towards the development of new methods of fertility control that can be integrated into wildlife management strategies. Dr. Eckery spent 17 years in New Zealand researching the reproductive biology of the brushtail possum and investigating methods of fertility control for this species, and he played a key role in establishing the National Research Centre for Possum Biocontrol. He is an adjunct faculty of the School of Biological Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) and the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University where he is also an affiliated faculty of the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory.

Research Specialty

Development of mucosal contraceptive vaccines using virus-like particlesMechanisms regulating growth and development of primordial folliclesUse of GonaCon™ to manage wildlife populations (e.g. deer, prairie dogs, wild horses) and feral dogs