Fred Menino
OSU Campus
Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences
130 Withycombe Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States


The underlying theme in most of the research conducted within the last 10 years has been in comparative embryology with an emphasis in the extracellular matrix-degrading proteinases, in particular, the plasmin system, and to a lesser extent, the matrix metalloproteinases. Because of a potential link with the plasmin system, cystic ovarian disease in dairy cattle was also a research focus.


Ph.D. Animal Sciences, Washington State University, 1981

M.S. Animal Sciences, Washington State University, 1978

B.A. Biology, University of Hawaii, Hilo College, 1976


Refereed Journal Articles

Powell, S. A., B. B. Smith, K. I. Timm, and A. R. Menino, Jr. 2007. Expression of estrogen receptors α and β in the corpus luteum and uterus from non-pregnant and pregnant llamas. Mol. Repod. Dev. 74:1043-1052.

Powell, S. A., B. B. Smith, K. I. Timm, and A. R. Menino, Jr. 2007. Estradiol production by preimplantation blastocysts and increased serum progesterone following estradiol treatment in llamas. Anim. Reprod. Sci. 102: 66-75.

Singleton, C. and A.R. Menino, Jr. 2005. Effects of inhibitors of integrin binding on cellular outgrowth from bovine inner cell masses in vitro. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.-Animal. 40:29-37.

Al-aghbari, A. M. and A. R. Menino, Jr.  2004.  Influence of hormone and dose on embryo recovery and quality in donor cows superovulated once or multiple times.  Fac. Sci. Bull. 17:1-13.

Al-aghbari, A. M. and A. R. Menino, Jr.  2002.  Survival of oocytes recovered from vitrified sheep ovarian tissues.  Anim. Reprod. Sci.  71:101-110.

Schilperoort-Haun, K. R. and A. R. Menino, Jr.  2002.  Evaluation of extracellular matrix proteins and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-2 on bovine inner cell mass outgrowth in vitro.  In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol.-Animal 38:41-47.

Schilperoort-Haun, K.R. and A.R. Menino, Jr.  2002.  Factors affecting cellular outgrowth from porcine inner cell masses in vitro.  J. Anim. Sci. 80:2671-2681.

Visessanguan, W., A. R. Menino, S. M. Kim and H. An. 2001. Cathepsin L: a predominant heat-activated proteinase in Arrowtooth Flounder muscle.  J. Agric. Food Chem. 49:2633-2640.