Faculty of Science Department of Zoology

Research in Zoology

Reproduction and Regeneration

Our research focuses on reproduction and development of mammals, especially marsupials and the application of these studies in basic, conservation and biomedical research. Major areas of research include the physiology and endocrinology of birth in marsupials; the hormonal and metabolic control of embryonic diapause; the lactational and seasonal control of breeding; embryo culture and metabolism, germ cell biology, fertilization, sperm competition, assisted reproduction, fertility control and immunocontraception. We have special interests in the developmental biology of marsupials, especially in the molecular and endocrine control of sexual differentiation and in the molecular analysis of lineage allocation, axis formation and stem cell biology.


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