About Jonathan R Cowart
Jonathan “JC” Cowart is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cowart’s research focuses on assessing the reproductive physiology and health of marine mammals with a particular focus on Florida manatees and bottlenose dolphins. Dr. Cowart also provides histological services to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that supports diagnostic histopathology for discerning cause of death of manatees around the state of Florida.
The research in my lab primarily centralizes on the study of marine mammal reproductive physiology with particular emphasis on Florida manatees and different cetacean species. This includes studies of reproductive anatomy and microanatomy, evolution of genital morphology and functionality, reproductive health and potential, and spermatology (including sperm morphology, morphometry, and ultrastructure). Additional research interests include investigating the effects of different natural and anthropogenic threats on reproduction in marine mammals.
- Animal Reproductive Physiology
- Assisted Reproductive Technologies
- Marine Mammals