University of Florida

Dr. Chris J. Mortensen

Assistant Professor

Research and Teaching Summary

Dr. Mortensen's laboratory conducts both applied and basic research on reproductive function in horses and other mammalian species. His primary areas of research have focused on the influence of exercise and stress on mare fertility, nutritive influences on mammalian reproduction, and is developing relationships with conservation groups to investigate reproductive function in endangered species. In addition to his research, Dr. Mortensen teaches courses in equine science, reproduction and the department's Senior Seminar course. He is working closely with faculty at the University of Florida on investigating the development of critical thinking and argumentation skills in undergraduate students in many of his courses. 


2007, Ph.D., Animal Science, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
2003, M.S.Animal Science, California State University, Fresno, CA
1995, B.S.Animal Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Academic Positions Since Final Degree:

2009-present Assistant Professor, University of Florida
2007-2009  Assistant Professor, Clemson University

Professional Memberships

American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists
International Embryo Transfer Society
Equine Science Society
American Society of Animal Science
Sigma Xi Honor Society



Chris J. Mortensen, Ph.D.

PO Box 110910
Gainesville, FL 32611

2250 Shealy Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611