Andrology is a specialty that deals with male health, particularly relating to the problems of the male reproductive system and urological problems that are unique to men.
Matthew Leaptrot, BS
Matt has been a part of the RCC andrology team since 2013. Het earned a Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude in 2009 from Weber State University majoring in Zoology with a Chemistry minor. Prior, he was a lab assistant the Meyers Functional Morphology Lab at Weber State and lab technician at the Leibold Laboratory, Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Utah. Matt has been a human anatomy and physiology lab instructor and has also taught as teaching assistant and supplemental instructor for human biology and human anatomy classes.
Katie Hayes, BS
While studying Animal Sciences/Pre-Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University, Katie took her first reproductive physiology course and instantly knew that was the field she wanted to pursue. She graduated with her BS in 2010 and immediately began research in the reproduction laboratory, also at OSU in the Animal Sciences Department. In 2013, Katie completed her master’s program course work and research in Animal Sciences/Reproductive Physiology at OSU.
Katie was a part of a team researching the role of plasminogen and hepatocyte growth factor in bovine embryo hatching, trophoblastic attachment and cellular outgrowth. Further research looked more in depth at hepatocyte growth factor increasing plasminogen activator production and how it stimulates cellular division.
Katie has been a part of the RCC team since 2016 when she was brought on to work in the Andrology and Endocrinology Lab in the Clearfield office. She was responsible for the daily lab operations, which included IUI sperm preparations, semen analyses and blood hormone assays. Katie was recruited to join the embryology lab in 2018 and is currently in training.