Dr. Kristy Forsgren and the ovary of an Oarfish

Contact Information

Office: MH 319A

Phone: 657-278-4573

Email: kforsgren@fullerton.edu

Kristy L. Forsgren

Assistant Professor


PhD, University of Washington

MS, California State University, Long Beach

BS, California State University, Long Beach

Research Areas

Fish reproductive physiology and endocrinology, reproductive morphology, and histology

Courses Regularly Taught

Marine Biology, Mammalian Physiology, Comparative Animal Physiology



Monson, C., Forsgren, K.L., Goetz, G., Harding, L., Swanson, P., Young, G. In review. Androgen treatment of coho salmon (Onchorhynchus kisutch) promotes development of primary ovarian follicles and alters the ovarian transcripts. Biology of Reproduction.

Bond, E.*, Barraza, A.*, Forsgren, K.L. Accepted Aug. 10, 2017. A preliminary description of the reproductive morphology of black perch (Embiotoca jacksoni). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences.

Forsgren, K.L., Homam, J.+, Barrios, A.+, Paig-Tran, E.W.M. Accepted Jan. 27, 2017. Reproductive morphology of oarfish (Regalecus russellii). Anatomical Record.

Forsgren, K.L., Qu, S., Cwiertny, D., Schlenk, D. 2014. Trenbolone acetate metabolites promote ovarian growth and development in adult Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes). General and Comparative Endocrinology 202: 1-7.

Kolodziej, E.P., Qu, S., Forsgren, K.L., Long, S.A., Gloer, J.B., Jones, G.D., Schlenk, D., Baltrusaitis, D., Cwiertny, D.M. 2013. Identification and environmental implications of photo-transformation products of trenbolone acetate metabolites. Environmental Science and Technology 47: 5031-5041.

Forsgren, K.L., Riar, N., Schlenk, D. 2013. The effects of the pyrethroid insecticide, bifenthrin, on steroid hormone levels and gonadal development of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) under hypersaline conditions. General and Comparative Endocrinology 186: 101-107.

Forsgren, K.L., Deng, X., Lu, G., Bay, S.M., Vidal-Dorsch, D.E., Armstrong, J., Gully, J., Schlenk, D. 2012. Annual and seasonal evaluation of reproductive status in hornyhead turbot at municipal wastewater outfalls in the southern California bight. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31: 1-11.

Forsgren, K.L., Young, G. 2012. Stage-specific effects of androgens and estradiol-17 beta on the development of late primary and early secondary ovarian follicles of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in vitro. Biology of Reproduction 87: 1-14.

Bulloch, D.N., Szabolcs, B., Lavado, R., Forsgren, K.L., Schlenk, D., Larive, C.K. 2012. Analytical and biological characterization of halogenated gemfibrozil produced through chlorination of wastewater. Environmental Science and Technology 46: 5583-5589.

Forsgren, K.L., Young, K.A. 2008. Weedy seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) gonadal morphology: characterization of ovarian and testicular development. Australian Journal of Zoology 56: 441-446.

Forsgren, K.L., Lowe, C. 2006. The life history of weedy seadragons, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus (Teleostei: Syngnathidae). Marine and Freshwater Research 57: 313-322.