Welcome to the Lishko Lab!

Our goals are to 

  • Improve human reproductive health
  • Understand the basic molecular mechanisms underlying the physiology of mammalian fertilization

We study

  • The physiology of sperm ion channels
  • Macromolecules essential for proper ion homeostasis
  • Signal transduction.

We aim to

  • Develop safe unisex contraceptives
  • Create much needed diagnostic tests for male fertility


June 27, 2018

"Cytoplasmic volume dependent regulation of microtubule dynamics"

Dr. Ana Milunović-Jevtić from University of Wyoming gives a talk about regulation of microtubule dynamics. 



February 22, 2018

"Purinergic signaling pathways in testis"

Dr. Marc Spehr from Aachen University gives a talk about purinergic signaling during spermatogenesis and establishment of a novel seminiferous tubule slice preparation.



January 25, 2018

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Seminar

Principle Investigaor Polina Lishko gave a tenure talk in 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building about her research and recent work on unconventional lipid signaling and sperm ion channels.