backResearcher Profile

Glen Van der Kraak

Job Title: Professor
Employer: University of Guelph
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Public School attended: Prince Edward Elementary; Monroe Junior High School
High School attended: Miles Macdonell Collegiate
Further Education: University of Manitoba (B.Sc., M.Sc.), University of British Columbia (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: throughout Ontario, particularly the Lake Superior and the Moose River basin. Alberta oil sands, Sweden

Brief synopsis of current research:
I am a reproductive physiologist who studies fish as the primary research model. One aspect of my research is directed at understanding the hormonal factors which control the selection, growth and differentiation of ovarian follicles. I also am very active in the area of reproductive toxicology. We study how the individual chemicals and complex mixtures (pulp mill and sewage effluents, agricultural runoff) impact upon hormone systems controlling reproductive development in fish.


Recent Publications:

Kellner, R.G. and G. Van Der Kraak. 1992. Multifactorial regulation of prostaglandin synthesis in preovulatory goldfish ovarian follicles. Biology of Reproduction 46: 630-6

Van Der Kraak, G., K. Suzuki, R.E. Peter, H. Itoh and H. Kawauchi. 1992. Properties of common carp gonadotropin I and gonadotropin II. General and Comparative Endocrinology 85: 217-229.

Srivastava, R.K. and G. Van Der Kraak. 1994. Intracellular mechanisms controlling steroid production by vitellogenic ovarian follicles of the goldfish. General and Comparative Endocrinology 93: 181-191.

Srivastava, R.K. and G. Van Der Kraak. 1994. Regulation of DNA synthesis in goldfish ovarian follicles by hormones and growth factors. Journal of Experimental Zoology 270: 263-272.

Van Der Kraak, G. and M.G. Wade. 1994. A comparison of signal transduction pathways mediating gonadotropin actions in vertebrates. Perspectives in Comparative Endocrinology (K.G. Davey, R.E. Peter and S.S. Tobe Eds.) National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa. pp 59-63.