6710B ROCKLEDGE DRIVE
BETHESDA MD 20817
Travis Kent, Ph.D., joined FIB as a program officer in April 2022. He manages the branch’s male reproductive health program. Prior to joining FIB, he was a program officer in the Contraception Research Branch, focusing on novel contraceptive development, end-user behavior informing contraceptive design, and basic science aiding in contraceptive development. He started his career at NICHD in 2018 as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Science & Technology Policy Fellow, splitting his time between FIB and CRB.
Dr. Kent graduated from Washington State University with a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the laboratory of Dr. Mike Griswold, where he studied the impact of aberrant vitamin A metabolism on spermatogenesis. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Jackson Laboratories with Dr. Mary Ann Handel, studying the role of testosterone in the exit of male germ cells from meiosis.