Reproduction and development

The Reproduction and Development Groups study the very beginnings of life and factors that influence the growth and health of the embryo, foetus and offspring. Basic and biomedical research of mammalian systems focuses on the genetics and molecular control of early embryo development, sexual differentiation, environmental disruptors of development, stem cell biology, comparative genomics and reproductive physiology. Reproduction is the science of the transmission of life!


Jessica Dunleavy

Male reproductive biology, cell biology, spermatogenesis

Mary Familari

Developmental biology

Jane Fenelon

Reproductive and developmental biology

Stephen Frankenberg

Development, reproduction, genomics, genetic biocontrol and synthetic biology

David Gardner

Reproductive biology

Mark Green

Reproductive biology

Alexandra Harvey

Embryonic stem cells

Brendan Houston

Genetics of male infertility, spermatogenesis and sperm function

Moira O'Bryan

Male infertility and germ cell biology

Andrew Pask

Evolution, development and reproduction

Marilyn Renfree

Reproductive and developmental biology

Gerard Tarulli

Reproductive and developmental biology

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