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Biography

Dr Jessica Dunleavy obtained her PhD from Monash University in 2018 and is now a research fellow in the Male Infertility and Germ Cell Biology Laboratory of Prof. Moira O’Bryan. During her PhD she defined the essential functions of the microtubule severing protein KATNAL2 in spermatogenesis, and health more broadly. As a research fellow, her research continues to centre around fundamental aspects of cytoskeletal dynamics and their relevance to male fertility, with particular focus on the unique cytoskeletal structures, protein transport pathways and non-canonical tubulins that feature during sperm flagella formation and head shaping.

Keywords

  • sperm development
  • male infertility
  • sperm function

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Research Output 2015 2019

Fifty years of reproductive biology in Australia: Highlights from the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB)

Bromfield, E. G., Dowland, S. N., Dunleavy, J. E. M., Dunning, K. R., Holland, O. J., Houston, B. J., Pankhurst, M. W., Richani, D., Riepsamen, A. H., Rose, R. & Bertoldo, M. J., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Reproduction, Fertility and Development. 8 p., RD18436.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

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The cytoskeleton in spermatogenesis

Dunleavy, J. E. M., O'Bryan, M. K., Stanton, P. G. & O'Donnell, L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Reproduction. 157, 2, p. R53-R72 20 p.

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Evidence that fertility trades off with early offspring fitness as males age

Johnson, S. L., Zellhuber-McMillan, S., Gillum, J., Dunleavy, J., Evans, J. P., Nakagawa, S. & Gemmell, N. J., 31 Jan 2018, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 285, 1871, 9 p., 20172174.

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Katanin-like 2 (KATNAL2) functions in multiple aspects of haploid male germ cell development in the mouse

Dunleavy, J. E. M., Okuda, H., O’Connor, A. E., Merriner, D. J., O’Donnell, L., Jamsai, D., Bergmann, M. & O’Bryan, M. K., 14 Nov 2017, In : PLoS Genetics. 13, 11, 28 p., e1007078.

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Consistent age-dependent declines in human semen quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Johnson, S. L., Dunleavy, J., Gemmell, N. J. & Nakagawa, S., 1 Jan 2015, In : Ageing Research Reviews. 19, p. 22-33 12 p.

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Prizes

Australian Postgraduate Award, $94,762

Jess Dunleavy (Recipient), Mar 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Lalor Foundation Merit Award, USD $500

Jess Dunleavy (Recipient), Jul 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Lorne Genome Student Presentation Award, $200

Jess Dunleavy (Recipient), Feb 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Male Contraceptive Initiative Travel Grant, USD $1000

Jess Dunleavy (Recipient), Jul 2019

Prize: Other distinction

Press / Media

Biomedical Picture of the Day: 'No Tails'

Jess Dunleavy

9/06/18

1 item of media coverage

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