Dr. Pohler is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the Pregnancy and Developmental Programming Area of Excellence in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. He grew up in Shiner, TX and received a B.S. in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 2009. He then received a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Prior to returning to Texas A&M, Dr. Pohler was on faculty at the University of Tennessee in the Department of Animal Science. His research interest focuses on understanding the physiological and molecular mechanisms that control reproductive efficiency in cattle. More specifically his lab is interested in the mechanisms that lead to embryonic and fetal mortality in cattle and development of management strategies to overcome these losses.