Mohamed Ashry

Mohamed Ashry

Department of Animal Science

Research Associate

Telephone: 517-353-1421

B233 Anthony Hall

Area of Expertise:

Reproductive, Developmental Biology


BVSc, Cairo University
MVSc, Cairo University
PhD, Cairo University, Michigan state University
Postdoc: Department of Animal Science, MSU
NIH T32 training fellowship, RDSP-MSU


Developmental Epigenetics Laboratory

Reproductive and developmental sciences program


Mohamed Ashry, Sandeep Rajput, Joseph Folger, Chunyan Yang, Jason Knott, and George W. Smith (2020): Follistatin treatment modifies DNA methylation of the CDX2 gene in bovine preimplantation embryos. Molecular Reproduction and Development. 2020;1–11.

Challis Karasek, Mohamed Ashry*, Chad S. Driscoll, and Jason G. Knott (2020): A tale of two cell-fates: Role of the hippo signaling pathway and transcription factors in early lineage formation in mouse preimplantation embryos. Molecular Human Reproduction. https://doi:10.1093/molehr/gaaa052.  (*co-first author)

Sandeep Rajput, Chunyan Yang, Mohamed Ashry, Joseph K. Folger, Jason G. Knott, George W Smith (2020). Role of BMP signaling in bovine early embryonic development and stage specific embryotropic actions of follistatin. Biology of Reproduction, ioz235, 

Prown, P., RELISH Consortium, Mohamed Ashry, …, Zhou, Y. (2019): Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search. Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation, ISSN 1758-0463. DOI: doi:10.1093/database/baz085

Mohamed Ashry, Rajput, S. K., Folger, J. K., Knott, J. G., Hemeida, N. A., Kandil, O. M. T., Ragab, R. S. A. and Smith, G. W. (2018): Functional role of AKT signaling in bovine early embryonic development: potential link to embryotrophic actions of follistatin. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 16 (1):1. PMID:29310676. DOI: 10.1186/s12958-017-0318-6

Mohamed Ashry, Lee, K. B., Folger, J. K., Rajput, S. K. and Smith, G. W. (2018) Follistatin Supplementation During In Vitro Embryo Culture Improves Developmental Competence of Bovine Embryos Produced Using Sex-sorted semen. Reproductive Biology, 18 (3): 267-273

Reham Waheeb, Mohamed Ashry, Ahmed B. A. Ali and Gamal M. El-Amrawi (2018): Effects of oral administration of Gonadotrophin Stimulant (Theriogon®) on sexual behavior and semen characteristics in bulls. Asian journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 13 (3): 218-225. DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2018.218.225

Mohamed Fathi, Mohamed Ashry, Khaled M. Ali, Azza Hassan, Amr F. Elkarmoty (2018): Clinico-Pathological Evaluation and Treatment Outcomes of Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor Using Three Different Protocols. Pakistan Veterinary journal, 38 (2): 204-208. DOI: 10.29261/pakvetj/2018.044

Jacqelyn M Hand, Kun Zhang, Lei Wang, Kristen Mastrantoni, Sandeep K Rajput, Mohamed Ashry, George W Smith, and Jianbo Yao (2017): Discovery of a Novel Oocyte-Specific Krüppel-Associated Box Domain-Containing Zinc Finger Protein Required for Early Embryogenesis in Cattle. Mechanisms of Development, 144: 103–112. PMID: 28263788. DOI: 10.1016/j.mod.2017.02.003

Mohamed Fathi, Mohamed Ashry, Ali Salama and Magdy R. Badr (2017): Developmental competence of Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) oocytes selected using brilliant cresyl blue (BCB) staining. Zygote, 25(4): 529-536. PMID: 28693630 DOI:10.1017/S0967199417000387

Mohamed Ashry, Lee, K. B., Mondal, M., Datta, T., Folger, J. K., Rajput, S. K., Zhang, K., Hemeida, N. A. and Smith, G. W. (2015): Expression of TGF β superfamily components and other markers of oocyte quality in oocytes selected by brilliant cresyl blue staining: Relevance to early embryonic development. Molecular Reproduction and Development, 82(3): 251-264. PMID: 25704641 DOI: 10.1002/mrd.22468

Mohamed Ashry and George W. Smith (2015): Application of embryo transfer using in vitro produced embryos: intrinsic factors affecting efficiency. Cattle Practice, 23(1): 1-8