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Rajesh K. Srivastava, Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 487-3378

Office: (585) 487-3378

Fax: (585) 334-8998

Faculty Appointments


Dr Srivastava obtained his Ph.D in the area of Reproductive Biology from Banaras Hindu University in 1988, India. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation to pursue his research in the area of contraception at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA from 1989-1993. He then took a Research Associate position in the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993 and remained there until 1996. He has published extensively in the area of reproductive endocrinology in peer reviewed journals, presented his research in national and international meetings and authored chapters in various books.

Dr. Srivastava began his career in embryology and andrology in 1996 at the Faulkner Center for Reproductive Medicine in Boston, MA. He was then appointed Laboratory Director at the Fertility Center of Sarasota in 1999. He worked there until 2005 in a highly successful IVF program before accepting the faculty position at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester in January 2006 and also appointed as Laboratory Director for the Strong Fertility Center.

Dr. Srivastava is a member of American society for Reproductive Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis as a high complexity laboratory director (HCLD) in both andrology and embryology and by NY State Department of Health as laboratory director for andrology laboratory. His current area of interest is Preimplantation genetic Diagnosis (PGD) to treat the IVF patient with recurrent pregnancy loss, advanced maternal age and single gene mutation.



BS | India-Univ of Gorakhpur

MS | India-Univ of Gorakhpur

PhD | India-Banaras Hindu U, Varanasi

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

04/1993 - 08/1996
Research Associateship in Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

03/1992 - 04/1993
Postdoctoral training in Department of Physiology at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

07/1989 - 02/1992
Postdoctoral training in Department of Physiology at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

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Constance Campbell Award for the best paper presentation at the Fifteenth Symposium in Reproductive Biology at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

1989 - 1991
Postdoctoral fellowship from The Rockefeller Foundation, New York.

1985 - 1988
Senior Research Fellowship from Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.

1982 - 1984
Graduate Research Fellowship from University Grants Commission

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Journal Articles

"Leptin-Induced CART (Cocaine- and Amphetamine-Regulated Transcript) Is a Novel Intraovarian Mediator of Obesity-Related Infertility in Females." Endocrinology.. 2016 Mar 0; 157(3):1248-57. Epub 2016 Jan 05.

Olsen JS, Brown C, Capule CC, Rubinshtein M, Doran TM, Srivastava RK, Feng C, Nilsson BL, Yang J, Dewhurst S. "Amyloid-binding small molecules efficiently block SEVI (semen-derived enhancer of virus infection)- and semen-mediated enhancement of HIV-1 infection." The Journal of biological chemistry.. 2010 Nov 12; 285(46):35488-96. Epub 2010 Sep 10.

Hambartsoumian E, Srivastava RK, Seibel MM. "Differential expression and regulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) mRNA in human trophoblasts in vitro." American journal of reproductive immunology : AJRI.. 2001 Feb 0; 45(2):78-85.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Differential gene expressions and programmed cell death in the two cell populations forming rat decidua.
Book Title: Molecular and Cellular aspects of Periimplantation Processes.
Author List: Gibori G; Gu Y; Srivastava RK
Edited By: Dey SK
Published By: Springer-Verlag1995 in New York

Chapter Title: Inhibitory effects of in vivo and in vitro treatment of a LHRH antagonist (Nal-Lys; antide) on progesterone levels during early pregnancy in the rat.
Book Title: Signalling Mechanism and Gene Expression in the Ovary.
Author List: Srivastava RK; Harris-Hooker S; Sridaran R
Edited By: Gibori G
Published By: Springer-Verlag1991 in New York

Chapter Title: Suppression of luteal production of progesterone in vitro by a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist during pregnancy.
Book Title: Signalling Mechanism and Gene Expression in the Ovary
Author List: Sridaran R; Srivastava RK; Harris-Hooker S.
Edited By: Gibori G
Published By: Springer-Verlag1991 in New York