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Dr Liza O’Donnell is a senior researcher in the Centre of Reproductive Health at the Hudson. She joined the Prince Henry’s Institute (now Hudson Institute of Medical Research) in 1991 after completing an undergraduate degree in Biotechnology at RMIT Melbourne, and completed her PhD in 1996.
Dr O’Donnell studies the biology of the testis, including how it produces both sperm and androgens. Her work has focussed on the regulation of sperm production (spermatogenesis) by androgens and estrogens, the development of hormone-based male contraceptives, the role of cell adhesion proteins in spermatogenesis, cytoskeletal proteins important for sperm production, transgenic models of infertility, the regulation of foetal testis development, the process of spermiation (sperm release), the identification of genes and proteins essential for spermatogenesis and the development of biomarkers to diagnose testis function.
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):
PhD, Androgen regulation of spermiogenesis, MONASH UNIVERSITY
1 Jan 1993 → 1 Sept 1996
Award Date: 1 Dec 1996
Biotechnology, B App Sci, RMIT University
1988 → 1990
Award Date: 1 Dec 1990
Research area keywords
- male fertility
- sperm development
- male reproduction
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15/06/21 → 31/03/24
IRTG: International Research Training Grant (IRTG)_Renewal of Molecular pathogenesis of male reproductive disorders project
Meinhardt, A., Loveland, K., Bhushan, S., Ellem, S. J., Hedger, M., O'Bryan, M., O'Donnell, L., Stanton, P., Risbridger, G., Baker, M. A., Hobbs, R., Loveland, B. E., Exintaris, B., Western, P., McLachlan, R., Whittaker, M., Wagenlehner, F. M. E., Bergmann, M., Diemer, T., Fietz, D., Fijak, M., Konrad, L., Linn, T., Middendorff, R., Pilatz, A., Schagdarsurengin, U., Schuppe, H. C., Steger, K. & Scheiner-Bobis, G.
1/10/17 → 31/03/22
O'Donnell, L., Rebourcet, D., Dagley, L. F., Sgaier, R., Infusini, G., O'Shaughnessy, P. J., Chalmel, F., Fietz, D., Weidner, W., Legrand, J. M. D., Hobbs, R. M., McLachlan, R. I., Webb, A. I., Pilatz, A., Diemer, T., Smith, L. B. & Stanton, P. G., Mar 2021, In: The FASEB Journal. 35, 3, 18 p., e21397.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access
Whiley, P. A. F., O'Donnell, L., Moody, S. C., Handelsman, D. J., Young, J. C., Richards, E. A., Almstrup, K., Western, P. S. & Loveland, K. L., Jul 2020, In: Endocrinology. 161, 7, 16 p., bqaa058.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
O'Donnell, L. & Stanton, P., 2018, Spermatogenesis: Biology and Clinical Implications. Cheng, CY. (ed.). 1st ed. Boca Raton FL USA: Taylor & Francis, p. 191-200 10 p.
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