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Dr Brendan Houston

Research interests

Genetics of male infertility, spermatogenesis and sperm function

I research the genetic causes of male infertility and investigate the role of novel genes/proteins in sperm production and function. To do so, I use a variety of knockdown/knockout mouse, fly and cell models.

  • Spermatogenesis
  • sperm function
  • genetics
  • knockout mouse models
  • male infertility

Research projects

  • Investigating the role of a novel gene in spermatogenesis and male fertility.
  • Defining the role of a novel centriole protein in spermiogenesis and its role in sperm motility
  • Inter-species differences in sperm structure

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