BS, Animal Sciences, California State University - Fresno, 1977
PhD, Animal Sciences/ Physiology, Nutrition, Cornell University, 1983
Post doctoral, Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison 1983-1988


AnSci/DySci 434 Reproductive Physiology
AnSci 375 Equine Reproductive Management
AnSci 875 Gamete and Embryo Biology


Parrish JJ, MF Smith, RD Geisert, DL Davis, ME Wilson, WL Flowers. 2015. How to Communicate with Undergraduate Students that lack an Animal Science or Agricultural Background. Animal Frontiers 5:54-59.

Sule Dogan, Peter Vargovic, Rodrigo Oliveira, Lauren E. Belser, Abdullah Kaya, Arlindo Moura, Peter Sutovsky, John Parrish, Einko Topper, Erdoğan Memili. 2015. Sperm protamine-status correlates to the fertility of breeding bulls. Biol. Reprod. 94(4):92, 1-9.

Parrish JJ, Ostermeier C, Schindler J, Willenburg K, Enwall L, Kaya A. 2014. Quantifying sperm nuclear shape with Fourier harmonic analysis and relationship to spermatogenesis and fertility. Association for Applied Animal Andrology 2014 meeting. p30 – 49. In. International Veterinary Information Service,

Parrish JJ. 2014. Bovine in vitro fertilization: In vitro oocyte maturation and sperm capacitation with
Theriogenology Jan 1; 81:67-73.

Siddiqui M, Das Z, Bhattacharjee J, Rahman M, Islam M, Haque M, Parrish J, Shamsuddin M. 2013. Factors Affecting the First Service Conception Rate of Cows in Smallholder Dairy Farms in Bangladesh. Reprod Domest Anim. 48:500-505.

Parrish J. 2012. Evaluation of Sperm Morphology. 24th Meeting of the National Association of Animal Breeders, Columbia MO. pp. 178-181.

Parrish J, Schindler J, Willenburg K, Enwall L, Kaya A. 2012. Quantitative sperm shape analysis: What can this tell us about male fertility. 24th Meeting of the National Association of Animal Breeders, Columbia MO. pp. 74-80.

Murack, PJ. Parrish, J. Barry, TP. (2011) Effects of progesterone on sperm motility in fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Aquatic Toxicology Jul;104(1-2):121-5. Epub 2011 Apr 15.

Rahman MB, Vandaele L, Rijsselaere T, Maes D, Hoogewijs M, Frijters A, Noordman J, Granados A, Dernelle E, Shamsuddin M, Parrish JJ, Van Soom A. 2011 Scrotal Insulation and Its Relationship to Abnormal Morphology, Chromatin Protamination and Nuclear Shape of Spermatozoa in Holstein-Friesian and Belgian Blue Bulls. Theriogenology. 2011 Oct 15;76(7):1246-57. Epub 2011 Jul 22.

Rispoli LA, Lawrence JL, Payton RR, Saxton AM, Schrock GE, Schrick FN, Middlebrooks BW, Dunlap JR, Parrish JJ, Edwards JL. (2011) Disparate consequences of heat stress exposure during meiotic maturation: embryo development after chemical activation vs fertilization of bovine oocytes. Reproduction. 2011 Dec;142(6):831-43. Epub 2011 Oct 12.

Parrish JJ. 2010. Biology and physiology of fertilization. In: Reproductive Toxicology Third Edition, Target organ Toxicology Series. (Hayes AW, Thomas JA, Gardner DE eds.) pp. 1-13.

Checura CM, Beg MA, Parrish JJ, Ginther OJ. 2010. Positive effect of FSH but not LH on early development of the dominant follicle in mares. Reprod Fertil Dev 22:1092-1099.

Khatib H, Monson RL, Huang W, Khatib R, Schutzkus V, Khateeb, Parrish JJ. 2010. Short communication: Validation of in vitro fertility genes in a Holstein bull population. J Dairy Sci 93:2244-2249.

Checura CM, Beg MA, Parrish JJ, Ginther OJ. 2010. Functional relationships among intrafollicluar insulin-like growth factor 1, circulatory gonagotropins, and development of the dominant follicle in mares. Anim Reprod Sci 118:270-278.

Uzun A, Rodriguez-Osorio N, Kaya A, Wang H, Parrish JJ, Ilyin VA, Memili E. 2009. Functional genomics of HMGN3a and SMARCAL1 in early mammalian embryogenesis. BMC Genomics. 10:183.


Predicting Male Fertility in Cattle (patent applied for) WARF reference number: P130280US01