Since becoming a Lecturer in 2011, Heidi Engelhardt’s focus has been on undergraduate teaching in the areas of physiology and cell biology. Her research background is in physiology, with emphasis on female reproduction. Her past research has investigated ovarian function, pregnancy and the dialogue between the developing fetus and its mother.
Dr. Engelhardt brings to her teaching perspectives on physiology in the contexts of human and veterinary medicine, agriculture, and evolutionary adaptations of animals in natural environments.
Office: B1 280
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 38133
- Reproductive biology
- Physiology, human and animal
As a Lecturer, Dr. Engelhardt no longer maintains a research program. However, she participates in collaborative research, serves on graduate advisory and examination committees, and provides peer review for several journals and academic publishers. In both teaching and research, Dr. Engelhardt asks questions at the cellular and molecular level to understand the physiology of the whole animal.
Professor Engelhardt teaches undergraduate courses. Course offerings have included
- BIOL 130, Introductory Cell Biology (fall)
- BIOL 273, Principles of Human Physiology 1 (alternate spring terms)
- BIOL 373, Principles of Human Physiology 2 (winter)
- BIOL 371, Comparative Animal Physiology 2 (winter)
- BIOL 473, Mammalian Reproduction (fall)
Recent publications include
- H. Engelhardt, B. A. Croy, G. J. King 2002 The conceptus influences the distribution of uterine leukocytes during early porcine pregnancy. Biology of Reproduction 66:1875-1880.
- H. Engelhardt, B. A. Croy, G. J. King 2002 Evaluation of natural killer cell recruitment to embryonic attachment sites during early porcine pregnancy. Biology of Reproduction 66:1185-1192.
- H. Engelhardt, L. M. Harkness, G. B. Thomas, A. N. Brooks, A. S. McNeilly, D. T. Baird 1995 Expression of inhibin α- and β-subunit mRNA and protein in the fetal sheep ovary throughout gestation. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 107:141-147.
- H. Engelhardt, K. B. Smith, A. S. McNeilly, D. T. Baird 1993 Expression of mRNA for inhibin subunits and ovarian secretion of inhibin and estradiol throughout the sheep estrous cycle. Biology of Reproduction 49:281-294.
- H. Engelhardt, R. E. Gore-Langton, D. T. Armstrong 1991 Luteinization of porcine thecal cells in vitro. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 75:237-245.
- H. Engelhardt, R. E. Gore-Langton, D. T. Armstrong 1989 Mevinolin (lovastatin) inhibits androstenedione production by porcine ovarian theca cells at the level of the 17 -hydroxylase:C-17,20-lyase complex. Endocrinology 124:2297-2304.
- H. Engelhardt, J. S. Walton, R. B. Miller, G. J. King 1989 Estradiol-induced blockade of ovulation in the cow: effects on luteinizing hormone release and follicular fluid steroids. Biology of Reproduction 40:1287-1297.
Awards and Distinctions
- 1995-1997 Ontario Veterinary College Research Fellowship
- 1990 J.A.F. Stevenson Memorial Scholarship
- 1989 Nellie Farthing Memorial Scholarship
- 1986-1989 Medical Research Council (MRC) Studentship
- 1983-1985 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Scholarship
- 1983 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal (Top student in Animal Science program)
- 09/1984-09/1985 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Scholarship
- 05/1983 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal (Top student in Animal Science program)
- 05/1983 Ontario Agricultural College Book Prize
1992 PhD Physiology, University of Western Ontario
1986 MSc Animal Science, University of Guelph
1983 BSc Animal Science, University of Guelph