Karin Bodensteiner, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Office: CBB 302A
Phone: (715) 346-3994
Email: kbodenst@uwsp.edu


Ph.D., Reproductive Physiology - Colorado State University (1999)
M.S., Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology - University of WI - Madison (1995)
B.S., Biology - Luther College (1991)


Bio 160 - Introduction to Animal Biology
Bio 210 - Principles of Genetics
Bio 317/517 - Development Biology
Bio 399 - Independent Study in Biology
Bio 499 - Internship in Biology

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR)
  • The Endocrine Society (Website)
  • International Honor Society in Psychology (ΨΧ)
  • National Biology Honor Society (BBB)
  • Phi Beta Cappa Society (ΦBK)

Honors and Awards

2009-10 Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin System Office of Professional and Instructional Development
2007 Who’s Who of American Women
2004 Alpha Iota Chapter of Beta Beta Beta Inductee, St. Lawrence University
2003 William B. Bradbury, Jr. Faculty Award, St. Lawrence University


Select Publications

2008 Effects of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and progesterone on spatial learning and memory in young and aged mice. (With Stone I.J. and Ghiraldi L.G.) J Gen Psychol 135(3), 271-286.
2006 Dibromoacetic acid, a commonly occurring water disinfection by-product, does not affect follicular populations in neonatal rats. (With Riele J.A.) J Toxicol Environ Health A 69(6): 491-495.
2006 Effects of pregnancy on spatial cognition in female Hooded Long-Evans rats. (With Cain P., Ray A.S. and Hamula L.A.) Horm Behav 49(3): 303-314.
2004 The physiology of the GDF9 and BMP15 signalling molecules. (With Juengel J.L., Heath D.A., Hudson N.L., Moeller C.L., Smith P., Galloway S.M., Davis G.H., Sawyer H.R., and McNatty K.P.) Anim Reprod Sci 82-83C: 447-460.
2004 Chronic exposure to dibromoacetic acid, a water disinfection by-product, diminishes primordial follicles in the rabbit. (With Sawyer H.R., Moeller C.L., Kane C.M., Pau K.-Y.F., Klinefelter G.R., and Veeramachaneni D.N.R.) Toxicol Sci 80: 83-91.
2002 Genetic mapping of ovine growth differentiation factor-9 (GDF-9) to sheep chromosome 5. (With Sadighi M., Beattie A.E., and Galloway S.M.) Anim Genet 33(3): 244-245.