Jerry R. Malayer, PhD, is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University, where he has been on the faculty since 1994. He is a Professor and McCasland Chair in the Department of Physiological Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Division of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources.
Dr. Malayer received bachelor's and master's degrees from Purdue University, and the Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1990. He was the recipient of a National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health under the mentorship of Professor Jack Gorski at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Sigma Xi, and Phi Zeta, the Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine; he has served on Editorial Boards and been a scientific reviewer for numerous professional journals and funding agencies including the National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, Defense Department and the USDA.
Dr. Malayer's research focuses on mechanisms of inter-and intra-cellular communication, the role of steroid receptors in the control of gene expression, and molecular approaches in the development of diagnostic technologies.