John W. Turner, Jr., Ph.D

Professor of Physiology
University of Toledo

John W. Turner, Jr. is an endocrinologist (PhD, Cornell University; Postdoctoral training, UCLA) with extensive expertise in reproductive biology and stress physiology. He is a Professor of Physiology engaged in teaching and research at the University of Toledo College of Medicine (UTCOM) and his research endeavors have included pioneering research in the field of wildlife contraception, effects of chronically deteriorating habitats on stress levels of wildlife and fish and the psychophysiology of human stress-related disorders and their treatment. He has 45 years of direct field experience with more than10 different wild horse populations. and has been heavily involved in the research, development and testing of native PZP and PZP-22 controlled-release contraceptive vaccine and their applications in multiple species. His research efforts have involved collaboration with investigators at 12 US and 4 foreign universities and have yielded 120 peer-reviewed journal papers and reviews, with 71 of those in wildlife contraception and PZP-related research. He has authored multiple book chapters and edited 6 books. He has served as a wildlife-contraception management consultant for the US Forest Service and for more than 20 parks and preserves worldwide. His awards include the US Forest Service Chief Award (2005) and two University Career Research Awards (2006;2012).