CARC – Scientist Profile – Shaye Lewis

Shaye Lewis Ph. D.
Research Scientist


Post Doctoral., Baylor College of Medicine (Urology / Developmental Biology)
Ph.D., Texas A&M University (Physiology of Reproduction)
M.S., Prairie View A&M University (Animal Science)
B.Sc., Prairie View A&M University (Biology)

Key Interests

Animals System, Reproductive Performance , Genetic Improvement Animal Genome

Expertise and Current Research Interests

My research expertise includes developmental biology, development and function of the male reproductive tract especially the testes, developmental and physiological genomics. I recently joined the PVAMU CARC/IGRC and have established research interests in the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating the development and function of the testes and which influences spermatogenesis using a variety of animal models including goats, and mice. Insults to the normal fetal developmental program of the testes likely manifest as poor semen quality in adults. Functional genomics approach to identify novel genes important for fetal testes development may also facilitate the identification of genetic markers

Contact Information

Office: P.O. Box 519; MS 2008, AGRL, RM 158, Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone: (936) 261-5033

Recent Publications

Mounia Tannour-Louet, Shaye K. Lewis, Jean-Francois Louet, Julie Stewart, Josephine B. Addai, Aysegul Sahin, Hima V. Vangapandu, Annisa L. Lewis Kristin Dittmar, Robia G. Pautler, Lixin Zhang, Roy G. Smith, Dolores J. Lamb. 2013 Selective Targeting of CYP24A1 as a Rational Approach for Vitamin D3 Based Therapies in Human Prostate Cancer. Co-first author Submitted (FASEB).

Kathleen Hwang, Shaye Lewis, Dolores Lamb. 2010.  Stem cell research: implications for urology.  AUA Update Series. 29 (Lesson 8): 77-84, 2010.

Lewis SK, Farmer JL, Burghardt RC, Newton GR, Johnson GA, Adelson DL, Bazer FW, Spencer TE.  2007.  Galectin 15 (LGALS15): A gene uniquely expressed in the uteri of sheep and goats that function in trophoblast attachment.  Biology of Reproduction 77: 1027-1036

M.M. Joyce, J.F. Gonzalez, S. Lewis, S. Woldesenbet, R.C. Burghardt, G.R. Newton and G.A. Johnson.  2005. Caprine uterine and placental osteopontin expression is distinct among epitheliochorial implanting species.  Placenta 26: 160-170.

Woldesenbet S, Garcia R, Igbo N, Leake J, Lewis SK, and Newton GR.  2004.  Lectin receptors for endometrial H-type 1 antigen on goat conceptuses.  American Journal of Reproductive Immunology 52: 74-80.

Synergistic Activities

Nominated to Associate Faculty Member to Dolores Lamb Ph.D. for F1000 Faculty of 1000 2013

Mentor for SMART Summer Research Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 2012

Mentor for Saturday Morning Science Summer Research Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 2012

Mentor for HGSC-G/GREAT Summer Research Program, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 2012

Invited to the FASEB MARC 2012 Leadership Development and Grantsmanship Training Seminar Program. Chantilly, Virginia, August 24-25, 2012

Keynote Lecture, 3rd Annual Science Technology Engineering Agriculture Mathematics (STEAM) Research Symposium at Prairie View A&M University titled “Maintaining Thriving in Research: Come take your place at the Table: Minority Advancement in Science. Prairie View, Texas 2012

Guest Lecture, Café Scientifique Seminar Series – Implantation Biology and Successful Pregnancy…  Why so Many Pregnancy Failures?  Sponsored by Sigma Xi Science Café, Bryan, Texas. (Coordinators: Dr. Marian Hyman and Kate Stumpo) 2008

Collaborators & Other Affiliations


Josephine Addai, Kristin Dittmar, Dolores Lamb, Annisa Lewis, Jean-Francois Louet, Robia Pautler, Aysegul Sahin, Roy Smith, Julie Stuart, Mounia Tannour-Louet, and Hima Vangapandu: Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine; Fuller Bazer, Robert Burghardt, Gregory Johnson, and Gary Newton: Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University and Cooperative Agriculture Research and International Goat Research Centers, Prairie View A&M University.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors

Graduate Co-chairs/advisors: Fuller W. Bazer, Ph.D., Texas A&M University and Thomas Spencer, Ph.D., Washington State University;

Postdoctoral advisor: Dolores J. Lamb, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine


2013 – Research Scientist, Prairie View A&M University

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