Charles A. Easley, IV

Dean's Office, Environmental Health Science,
Associate Dean for Research
Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Website

Dean's Office, Environmental Health Science,


PhD, Biochemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008

MS, Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2005

BS, Biology, College of William and Mary, 2002

More About

Member, UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center

Areas of Expertise

Research: environmental impacts on spermatogenesis, stem cell biology, in vitro models of spermatogenesis

Teaching: reproductive and developmental toxicology, physiology

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Cell Press Cell Reports Paper of the Year, 2012

Board Member of the Executive Committee for Public Policy for the American Society for Stem Cell Research

Vice Chair of the Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology Special Interest Group (RMSCBSIG)


American Society for Cell Biology

Society of Toxicology

International Society for Stem Cell Research

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Course Instruction

Dr. Easley specializes in education related to reproductive and developmental toxicology, cell biology and physiology, stem cell biology and developmental biology.

Research Interests

Research in the Easley lab focuses on 3 major goals: 1) impacts of environmental exposures on spermatogenesis and future generations, 2) regenerative medicine by developing stem cell treatment options for male factor infertility, and 3) drug discovery for identifying unique compounds which may serve as male contraceptives.

Selected Publications

Easley IV CA, Bradner JM, Moser A, Rickman CA, McEachin ZT, Merritt M, Hansen JM and Caudle WM. Assessing Reproductive Toxicity of Environmental Toxicants with a Novel in vitro Human Spermatogenic Model. Stem Cell Res. 2015 Mar 25;14(3):347-355. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2015.03.002. PMID: 25863443

Easley IV CA, Phillips BT, McGuire, MM, Barringer JM, Valli H, Hermann BP, Simerly CR, Miki T, Orwig KE, and Schatten GP. Direct Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells into Haploid Spermatogenic Cells. Online, Aug 2012, print edition Sept 2012. Cell Reports.