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Biography

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.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

1 Jan 19931 Sep 1996

Biotechnology, B App Sci, RMIT University

19881990

Keywords

  • male fertility
  • Spermatogenesis
  • sperm development
  • Testis
  • male reproduction

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Projects 2017 2022

IRTG: International Research Training Grant (IRTG)_Renewal of Molecular pathogenesis of male reproductive disorders project

Meinhardt, A., Loveland, K., Bhushan, S., Ellem, S., Hedger, M., O'Bryan, M., O'Donnell, L., Stanton, P., Risbridger, G., Baker, M. A., Hobbs, R., Loveland, B., 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.

1/10/1731/03/22

Project: Research

Research Output 1994 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Cytoskeletons (F-actin) and spermatogenesis

O'Donnell, L. & Stanton, P., 2018, Spermatogenesis: Biology and Clinical Implications. Cheng, CY. (ed.). 1st ed. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis, p. 191-200 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Spermiation

O'Donnell, L. & Stanton, P., 2018, Encyclopedia of Reproduction. Skinner, M. K. (ed.). 2nd ed. Academic Press, Vol. 1. p. 145-151 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOtherpeer-review

Structure/Cells Overview

de Kretser, D., Stanton, P. & O'Donnell, L., 2018, Encyclopedia of Reproduction. Skinner, M. K. (ed.). 2nd ed. Academic Press, Vol. 1. p. 10-16 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEncyclopaedia / Dictionary EntryOtherpeer-review

Endocrinology of the male reproductive system and spermatogenesis

O'Donnell, L., Stanton, P. & de Kretser, D. M., 2017, Endocrinology of Male Reproduction. Feingold, KR., Anawalt, B. & Boyce, A. (eds.). USA: Endotext, p. 1-69 69 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Other

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