Viviane Gomes

Viviane Gomes

Clinical Instructor of Theriogenology

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803




PhD Candidate, LSU Vet Med

DVM, Universadade Federal de Minas Gerais School of Veterinary Medicine (Brazil)


Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists

Research Interest

Comparative placentation and pregnancy adverse outcomes, with focus on cellular signaling at the maternal-fetal interface

Teaching Interest

Comparative theriogenology and reproductive physiology

Clinical Interest

Clinical theriogenology

Awards & Honors

2022, Cell & Molecular Physiology Steven M. Horvath Research Recognition Award

2021, Theriogenology Conference Dr. Jerry Rains Memorial Abstract Competition (First Place)

2021, Physiological Reports Research Award in Endocrinology and Metabolism

2016, Theriogenology Conference Dr. Jerry Rains Memorial Abstract Competition (Fourth Place)

2013, Theriogenology Conference Student Case Presentation (First Place)

2012, Kansas State University Academic Semester Honors

2010, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Scientific Abstract of Academic Relevance


Gomes VCL, Sones JL. From Inhibition of Trophoblast Cell Invasion to Pro-apoptosis: What are the Potential Roles of Kisspeptins in Preeclampsia? Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. Jul 2021: 321(1), R41-R48. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00258.2020.

Gomes VCL, Aguiar LH, Bray B, McCauley C, Langohr IM, Pinto CR. Ovarian epithelial inclusion cysts in a mare. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2021 2021 Apr 1;258(7):713-716. 

Gomes VCl, Del Piero F, Langohr IM, de Aguiar LH, Anderson A, Sones JL, Pinto CR. Equine focal mucopurulent placentitis associated with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Equine Veterinary Education. 2020 Sep 33(9):e292-e297. 

Beckers KF, Gomes VCL, Crissman KJR, Liu CC, Del Piero F, Sones JL. Cardiometabolic phenotypic differences in male offspring born to obese preeclamptic-like BPH/5 mice. Front Pediatr. Sept 22, 2021.

de Aguiar LH, Gomes VCL, Paul L, Andrews F, Chaffin MK, Sones JL. Renal Failure in a Pregnant Mare: A case report. Equine Vet Educ. Dec 16, 2020. 

Mak CK, Sasaki E, Bauer RW, de Aguiar LH, Gomes VCL, Sones JL, Pinto CR. Theriogenology question of the month: Subinvolution of placental sites. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Dec 1, 2020: 257 (11), 1129 – 1132. https://doi:10.2460/javma.2020.257.11.1129 

Olson KN, Reijnders D, Gomes VCL, Hebert RC, Liu CC, Redman LM, Douglas NC, Sones JL. Complement in Reproductive White Adipose Tissue Characterizes the Obese Preeclamptic-like BPH/5 Mouse Prior to and During Pregnancy. Biology. Sep 2020: 9 (9), 304.

Bray B, Gomes V, Cruz-Sanabria J, Knott L, Mirza MH, McCauley C, Leise B, Sones JL. Colonic displacements and uterine artery hemorrhage in two post-partum mares. Clinical Theriogenology. June 2020: 12 (2), 139 – 147.

Coyle J, Ferrer M, Fishman H, Eaton E, Gomes V. Side effects and occupational risks of using intrauterine kerosene in a mare. Clinical Theriogenology. March 2017: 9 (1), 97 - 104.


Grant Funding

LSU Charles V. Cusimano Equine Health Studies Program. “Transcriptomic analysis of equine endometrial cups: molecular mechanisms underlying development and degeneration.” $6,000.00.

LSU SVM Veterinary Clinical Sciences CORP Grant. “Uteroplacental Kiss1/Kiss1r Protein Expression and Co-expression of Estrogen Receptors in Preeclampsia: Longitudinal Studies Using the BPH/5 Mouse.” $4,000.00.

Theriogenology Foundation Research Grant. “Kisspeptins as Pro-apoptotic Mediators during Equine Endometrial Cup Demise.” $5,000.00.

LSU SVM Veterinary Clinical Sciences CORP Grant. “Effects of kisspeptin-10 on in vitro migration and secretory activity of invasive equine chorionic girdle trophoblast cells.” $4,000.00.

LSU Charles V. Cusimano Equine Health Studies Program. “Expression of Kisspeptin (kiss1) and Kisspeptin Receptor (kiss1r) by the Invasive Equine Chorionic Girdle Trophoblast Cells and the Endometrial Cups.” $2,500.00