Professor Rebecca Robker is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. Rebecca was awarded her PhD from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas; her thesis research identified multiple genes that are essential for ovarian function and female fertility. She subsequently completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Leukocyte Biology, where she identified and characterised immune cells that are resident in adipose tissue. In 2003 Rebecca re-located to the University of Adelaide and is a Research Leader within The Robinson Research Institute. Her lab is currently focused on identifying essential molecular pathways in the ovary that regulate ovulation, and as well as determining the mechanisms by which maternal obesity impacts oocyte quality, embryogenesis and transmission of metabolic disease to offspring.
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