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
- NHMRC grant success
We were delighted that the National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded us funding to continue our investigations into hypospadias over the next 3 years.
- How to get more pixels when you export Powerpoint slides to graphic filesGetting around Microsoft's limitations to export high quality graphics from Powerpoint is not too hard once you know how.
- 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.
Recent Reproduction Literature
- Dysregulated genes and their functional pathways in luteinized granulosa cells from PCOS patients after Cabergoline-treatment.
- History of estrogen in the male: an historical perspective.
- C1QTNF3 in the murine ovary and its function in folliculogenesis.
- Uterine and placental distribution of selected extracellular matrix (ECM) components in the dog.
- Influence of Dutasteride and Nifedipine on CatSper gene expression in epididymis of mice.
- Photobiology: How flowers get the blues to lure bees.
- Fate mapping of human glioblastoma reveals an invariant stem cell hierarchy.
- The C-X-C signalling system in the rodent vs primate testis: Impact on germ cell niche interaction.
- Role of Osteopontin in decidualization and pregnancy success.
- Binder of Sperm Proteins 1 and 5 have contrasting effects on the capacitation of ram spermatozoa.