Dr. Domingues is an Assistant Professor in Ruminant Physiology at the Department of Animal Sciences with a 60% research, 40% teaching appointment. He was born and raised in Juiz de Fora (Minas Gerais, Brazil) where his family has a dairy and beef operation. In addition to cattle, breeding and showing horses inspired Dr. Domingues to pursue a career in animal production and health. After he obtained his DVM degree from the Universidade Federal de Vicosa (Brazil), Dr. Domingues was a researcher at the Eutheria Foundation (Madison, WI) for three years until he initiated a PhD in Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Domingues recently moved to Ohio with his dog Porter and his houseplant collection. His hobbies include playing volleyball, running, and baking.
The research program in the Domingues lab is focused on reproductive biology and endocrinology using primarily cattle and sheep to study basic and translational aspects relevant to agricultural and biomedical sciences. The overarching goal is to investigate biological mechanisms to improve reproductive efficiency and health in ruminants and humans. The research in the Domingues lab addresses the interactions between ovary, uterus, and conceptus during pregnancy establishment (embryo and placenta development, ovarian and uterine function, luteal responses do pregnancy) and pregnancy complications (pregnancy loss, fetal growth restriction, preterm birth).
Honors and Awards
Louis and Elsa Thomsen Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2022
Endocrinology-Reproductive Physiology Symposium, Best poster award, Madison, WI, USA, 2022
Lalor Foundation Merit Award - 55th Annual Society for the Study of Reproduction Conference, Spokane, WA, USA, 2022
Global Health Institute Graduate Student Research Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2021
National Council for Scientific Technological Development Fellowship (Brazil), 2015
Brazil Scientific Mobility Program Scholarship (Brazil), 2013
Arthur Bernardes Foundation Fellowship (Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil), 2011