Liza O’Donnell’s research focuses on the regulation of sperm production, with the aim of finding new strategies to manage conditions of male infertility, and to develop new methods of contraception. Liza completed her PhD in 1996 on the androgen regulation of spermiogenesis, under the supervision of Rob McLachlan and David Robertson at Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research. She has a long standing interest in the physiology of the testis and spermatogenesis, including elucidating the impact of hormone-based contraceptives on spermatogenesis, identifying the role of specific genes in male fertility using genetically modified mouse models, and evaluating the genomic and proteomic changes occurring during the spermatogenesis. Liza is a Senior Research Officer at MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at Monash University. Her current research focus is on genes that regulate microtubule dynamics in developing male germ cells.
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