Charles A. Easley

Environmental Health Science
Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Website

Environmental Health Science

  • Education

    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)

  • Affiliations

    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.

  • News/Media

    http://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/grant/novel-vitro-screening-model-assess-male-contraceptives

    http://www.ivf-worldwide.com/ivf-worldwide-blog/human-spermatogenic-cells-from-pluripotent-stem-cells-including-eventually-patient-specific-ipscs.html

    http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/32565/title/Creating-Sperm-from-Skin/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2195010/Dream-fatherhood-thousands-infertile-men-step-closer-scientists-grow-sperm-skin.html