luis schutz

Luis Schütz

Assistant Professor


The ability of a cow to successfully mate, conceive, give birth to and raise a healthy calf each year is essential to Nevada’s beef and dairy industry. A good understanding of physiology of both the male and female is critical in successfully managing reproduction. Causes for failures in reproduction must be identified and overcome. Our research will lead to the development techniques for manipulating the reproductive processes. These techniques in beef production will provide new options to help modern beef and dairy producers accomplish their management goals.


Publications are listed below.


Effects of N-carbamylglutamate and L-arginine on steroidogenesis and gene expression in bovine granulosa cells.


Anim Reprod Sci. 188:85-92

Feng T, Schütz LF, Morrell BC, Perego MC, Spicer LJ.

MicroRNA 221 expression in theca and granulosa cells: hormonal regulation and function.


J Anim Sci. 96:641-652

Robinson CL, Zhang L, Schütz LF, Totty ML, Spicer LJ.

Transcriptome profiling of bovine ovarian theca cells treated with fibroblast growth factor 9.


Domest Anim Endocrinol 63:48-58

Schütz LF, Hurst RE, Schreiber NB, Spicer LJ.

Effect of melatonin on bovine theca cells in vitro.


Reprod Fertil Dev

Feng T, Schutz LF, Morrell BC, Perego MC, Spicer LJ.

Evidence for direct effects of glyphosate on ovarian function: glyphosate influences steroidogenesis and proliferation of bovine granulosa but not theca cells in vitro.


J Appl Toxicol. 37:692-698

Perego MC, Schutz LF, Caloni F, Cortinovis C, Albonico M, Spicer LJ.

Evidence that gene expression of ovarian follicular tight junction proteins is regulated in vivo and in vitro in cattle.


J Anim Sci 95:1313-1324

Zhang L, Schütz LF, Robinson CL, Totty ML, Spicer LJ.

G protein-coupled receptor 34 in ovarian granulosa cells of cattle: changes during follicular development and potential functional implications


Domest Anim Endocrinol. 59:90-99

Spicer LJ, Schütz LF, Williams JA, Schreiber NB, Evans JR, Totty ML, Gilliam JN.

In vitro effects of the Fusarium mycotoxins fumonisin B1 and beauvericin on bovine granulosa cell proliferation and steroid production.


Toxicon 128:38-45

Albonico M, Schutz LF, Caloni F, Cortinovis C, Spicer LJ.

Influence of a Roundup formulation on glyphosate effects on steroidogenesis and proliferation of bovine granulosa cells in vitro.


Chemosphere 188:274-279

Perego MC, Caloni F, Cortinovis C, Schutz LF, Albonico M, Tsuzukibashi D, Spicer LJ.

Changes in brain ribonuclease (BRB) messenger RNA in granulosa cells (GCs) of dominant vs subordinate ovarian follicles of cattle and the regulation of BRB gene expression in bovine GCs


Domest Anim Endocrinol 55:32-40

Dentis JL, Schreiber NB, Gilliam JN, Schutz LF, Spicer LJ.

Changes in fibroblast growth factor 9 mRNA in granulosa and theca cells during ovarian follicular growth in dairy cattle.


J Dairy Sci. 99:9143-9151

Schütz LF, Schreiber NB, Gilliam JN, Cortinovis C, Totty ML, Caloni F, Evans JR, Spicer LJ.

Toxicological effects of fumonisin B1 alone and in combination with other fusariotoxins on bovine granulosa cells.


Toxicon 118:47-53

Albonico M, Schütz LF, Caloni F, Cortinovis C, Spicer LJ.

Direct effects of the algal toxin, domoic acid, on ovarian function: Bovine granulosa and theca cells as an in vitro model


Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 113:314-320

Pizzo F, Caloni F, Schreiber NB, Schutz LF, Totty ML, Albonico M, Spicer LJ.

Individual and combined effects of deoxynivalenol and a-zearalenol on cell proliferation and steroidogenesis of granulosa cells in cattle.


Environ Toxicol Pharmacol 40:722-728

Pizzo F, Caloni F, Schutz LF, Totty ML, Spicer LJ.


Current status of the role of endothelins in regulating ovarian follicular function: A review.


Anim Reprod Sci. 186:1-10

Ervin JM, Schütz LF, Spicer LJ.