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Alison Y Ting Ph.D.

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    • Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Oregon National Primate Research Center

Alison Ting is an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Reproductive &Developmental Sciences at ONPRC. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Cancer Biology and Reproductive Physiology in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She moved to Oregon in 2009 and trained with her post-doctoral mentors Drs. Mary Zelinski and Richard Stouffer at ONPRC.

Areas of interest

  • Fertility preservation in women
  • Ovarian aging
  • Ovarian follicle development
  • In vitro fertilization
  • Cryopreservation
  • Organ vitrification


  • B.A., University of Kansas 2001
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center 2009

Honors and awards

  • US National Science Foundation fellowship for the East Asian and Pacific Summer Institutes (2007)
  • Predoctoral Fellowship for Biomedical Research Training, KUMC (2007-2009)
  • Merck Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer (2009)
  • NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) Training Grant, OHSU (2011-2013)
  • ASRM CMC In-training Travel Award (2012)

Memberships and associations

  • Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine


  • "In vitro development of secondary follicles from cryopreserved rhesus macaque ovarian tissue after slow-rate freeze or vitrification" Human Reproduction September 2011
  • "Estrogen alters trkA and p75 neurotrophin receptor expression within sympathetic neurons" Developmental Neurobiology November 2005
  • "Morphological and functional preservation of pre-antral follicles after vitrification of macaque ovarian tissue in a closed system" Human Reproduction May 2013
  • "Fibrin promotes development and function of macaque primary follicles during encapsulated three-dimensional culture" Human Reproduction August 2013
  • "Amphiregulin promotes the maturation of oocytes isolated from the small antral follicles of the rhesus macaque" Human Reproduction August 2012
  • "Synthetic polymers improve vitrification outcomes of macaque ovarian tissue as assessed by histological integrity and the in vitro development of secondary follicles" Cryobiology August 2012
  • "Expression of the beta-2 adrenergic receptor (ADRB-2) in human and monkey ovarian follicles" Journal of Ovarian Research  2015
  • "Differential effects of estrogen and progesterone on development of primate secondary follicles in a steroid-depleted milieu in vitro" Human Reproduction May 22 2015
  • "Temporal and anatomical sensitivities to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonist 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin leading to premature acyclicity with age in rats" International Journal of Andrology April 2010
  • "Effect of chronic exposure to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonist 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in female rats on ovarian gene expression" Reproductigve Toxicoloy July 2009
  • "Tamoxifen prevents premalignant changes of breast, but not ovarian, cancer in rats at high risk for both diseases" Cancer Prevention Research December 2008
  • "Estrogen regulates vaginal sensory and autonomic nerve density in the rat" Biology of Reproduction October 2004
  • "Ovarian endocrine disruption underlies premature reproductive senescence following environmentally relevant chronic exposure to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonist 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin" Biology of Reproduction February 1 2007
  • "Tamoxifen decreases ovarian follicular loss from experimental toxicant DMBA and chemotherapy agents cyclophosphamide and doxorubicin in the rat" Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics November 2010
  • "Challenges and potential for ovarian preservation with SERMs" Biology of Reproduction May 1 2015
  • "Use of hormonal protection for chemotherapy-induced gonadotoxicity" Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology December 2010
  • "Characterization of a preclinical model of simultaneous breast and ovarian cancer progression" Carcinogenesis January 2007
  • "Western-style diet, with and without chronic androgen treatment, alters the number, structure, and function of small antral follicles in ovaries of young adult monkeys" Fertility and Sterility August 28 2015
  • "Good manufacturing practice requirements for the production of tissue vitrification and warming and recovery kits for clinical research" Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics November 30 2016
  • "Characterization of FOXO1,3 and 4 transcription factors in ovaries of fetal, prepubertal and adult rhesus macaques" Biology of Reproduction May 1 2017
  • "Development of macaque secondary follicles exposed to neutral red prior to 3-dimensional culture" Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics September 21 2017
  • "Anti-Müllerian hormone is a survival factor and promotes the growth of rhesus macaque preantral follicles during matrix-free culture† " Biology of Reproduction January 1 2018
  • "Direct actions of androgen, estrogen and anti-Müllerian hormone on primate secondary follicle development in the absence of FSH in vitro" Human Reproduction January 1 2017
  • "Treatment of female rhesus macaques with a somatostatin receptor antagonist that increases oocyte fertilization rates without affecting post-fertilization development outcomes" Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics January 1 2018
  • "The National Physicians Cooperative" Future Oncology December 1 2018

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