Dean Myers, PhD
Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research
Dr. Dean Myers is received his B.S. in Animal Science from Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS; 1981). He earned a thesis M.S. in Animal Science (Reproduction) from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (1983) then completed his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology/Reproduction at the University of Wyoming (1987). Dr. Myers was a recipient of an NIH post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (1987), after which he joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in Physiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell (1992). During his time at Cornell, he was a member of the Laboratory for Pregnancy and Newborn Research. Dr. Myers joined the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine at the OUHSC in 1994 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2001. Dr. Myers subsequently joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in 2001 where he holds the John W. Records Chair in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He was promoted to Professor in 2009. He also serves as the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Vice Chair for Basic Research. Dr. Myers was awarded a President’s Associates Presidential Professorship in 2009. Dr. Myers has been continuously funded via the NIH since 1991 for his research in maternal-fetal physiology and the physiology of pregnancy. He has a wealth of experience using a broad range of animal models for his research employing rodents as well as large animal USDA species including sheep and non-human primates (baboons and rhesus macaques). He served on the OUHSC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee as a designated member for six years. He was appointed as the Vice President for Health Sciences Research, Animal Care and Use Program in 2021.
- PhD degree in Reproduction/Biochemistry from University of Wyoming in 1987
- MS degree in Reproduction from University of Wyoming in 1983
- BS degree in Animal Science from Fort Hays State University (KS) in 1981