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Biography

Dr Jessica Stringer's research is focused on understand how chemical and environmental impacts affect genome integrity, genetic and non-genetic inheritance and female fertility. She obtained her PhD from The University of Melbourne in 2012 where she investigated the evolution and functional importance of genomic imprinting; the first known example of inherited epigenetic information that mediates parent-specific gene expression essential for development. She then undertook her postdoctoral studies with As/Prof Western (Hudson Institute of Medical Research), where she identified a new mechanism regulating transmission of epigenetic information from parent to offspring. In 2016 Dr Stringer came to work with As/Prof Hutt at Monash University to investigate importance of DNA damage repair for oocyte quality, female fertility and offspring health. Significantly she identified the DNA repair mechanisms responsible for safe-guarding primordial follicle oocytes. Her current research aims to i) improve women’s health and fertility during maternal aging, ii) develop new therapeutic strategies to protect female fertility during anti-cancer therapy and iii) ensure that these therapeutic strategies do not impact on offspring health.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Epigenetics
  • Gene Expression
  • Gene Regulation
  • Genetics
  • Genomic imprinting
  • Germline
  • Inheritance
  • Reproduction

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