Our research covers a wide range of questions in reproductive and developmental biology, using physiological, endocrine, molecular, genetic and comparative genomic techniques. We have a strong research output including over 70 publications in the last 5 years, with papers in leading journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics, PLoS One, PLoS Biology and PNAS. We have just published the genome of the tammar wallaby in Genome Biology that will underpin all the studies outlined below.
The Reproduction and Development laboratory is well equipped and students gain training in a broad range of relevant, cutting edge techniques in molecular biology, endocrinology, physiology and anatomy that will enhance future career prospects. We can take Honours, Masters and PhD students.
Recent News / Blog entries
- Just out: Molecular conservation of marsupial and eutherian placentation and lactationEutherian mammals (e.g. human, mouse) are often referred to as “placental” mammals, yet marsupials (e.g. kangaroo, koala) also have a fully functioning placenta, made out of the yolk sac.
- Prettier graphs using Excel
Excel excels at ugly graphs, However it can produce nice graphs if you know how. It takes a little thought, and a little effort to transform the default graphs, setting sizes, spacing, colours, fonts, formats, but once you are familiar, it takes little time, and once you have a nice format you can even re-use the graph format in different projects - all you need to do is point it to different data sets.
- New Wallavan
At last we have our new wallavan. Overlanda have done a fine job. We were impressed by the wallaby stencil on the sides.
- On the principle of "Maximum Author Load" ...
I came across a publication today with almost 2500 authors. It must have been a nightmare to coordinate all their comments on the draft manuscript!
- Reproduction Down Under 2017
Recent Reproduction Literature
- Cell diversity and network dynamics in photosensitive human brain organoids.
- Assembly of functionally integrated human forebrain spheroids.
- Pocket laboratories.
- Deficiency of microRNA miR-34a expands cell fate potential in pluripotent stem cells.
- Potential sperm contributions to the murine zygote predicted by in silico analysis.
- NLRPs, the subcortical maternal complex and genomic imprinting.
- GPR62 constitutively activates cAMP signaling but is dispensable for male fertility in mice.
- Science must acknowledge its past mistakes and crimes.
- E-cadherin and ZEB2 modulate trophoblast cells differentiation during placental development in pigs.
- Lhx6-positive GABA-releasing neurons of the zona incerta promote sleep.