Molecular and developmental endocrinology

Current Honours/Masters projects

  • CRH-induced TSH release in marsupials (Katarzyna Pedzich)
  • Role of PLAG1 in the brain (Laura Dye, Jemma Gasperoni)
  • A field study of post-mortem fat loss in sheep (Tarik Zepcan)

Current PhD projects

  • Role of PLAG1 in the brain (Stephanie Tran)
  • Role of PLAG1 in fertility (Joanne Wong)
  • Evolution of the CRHR2 gene (Ellyse Noy)
  • Analysing post-mortem fat content in ovine bone marrow to support a diagnosis of ante-mortem starvation (Troy Raglus)
  • Development of a scientifically valid canine temperament test based on physiological measures of arousal (Diana Rayment)


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PhD projects

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