Alejandro Maroto Morales

Dr. Alejandro Maroto Morales

Postdoctoral research assistant, SaBio (Sanidad y Biotecnología) research group. National Wildlife Research Institute IREC (CSIC-Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha). Campus Universitario s.n. 02071 Albacete, Spain.


Líneas de investigación

Spermatology: sperm head morphometry

Although there is evidence of the effects of sperm head design on sperm performance, the possibility that sperm head design ultimately influences male fertility has not been explored in detail. My work is focused on the study of sperm head morphometry by means of automated and objective system (Computer Assisted Semen Analysis) which enables us to discriminate spermatozoa with different head size and shape. This research line allows us to conclude the high degree of correlation between sperm head phenotype with field (in vivo) fertility results.

Selected recent publications  

    • Effect of storage temperature during transport of ovaries on in vitro embryo production in [...] Ver Publicación
    • Dynamics of sperm subpopulations based on motility and plasma membrane status in thawed ram [...] Ver Publicación
    • Effect of different media additives on capacitation of frozen-thawed ram spermatozoa as a potential [...] Ver Publicación
    • Influence of the Temperature and the Genotype of the HSP90AA1 Gene over Sperm Chromatin [...] Ver Publicación
    • Identification of optimal concentrations and incubation times for the study of in vitro effects [...] Ver Publicación
    • Sperm population structure and male fertility: An intraspecific study of sperm design and velocity [...] Ver Publicación

Research Projects  

Research results