Student, New Mexico State University
Stacia McIntosh is a PhD student studying Reproductive Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Toxicology at New Mexico State University. Currently researching immunological fetal-maternal interactions during pregnancy in sheep to alleviate pregnancy losses in livestock, Stacia looks forward to running a laboratory conducting research that is dually purposed in approaching present societal concerns. Approximately 50% of all pregnancy losses occur during early pregnancy in both humans and livestock, primarily due to improper development of the placenta, and environmental toxins are becoming an increasingly apparent contributor to this issue. Stacia’s goal is to gain a better understanding of the effects of environmental toxins on human and livestock pregnancies in order to not only mitigate pregnancy losses in these groups, but also improve sustainability in agriculture and reduce environmental impact.