Professor Eileen McLaughlin is a PhD graduate of the University of Bristol, UK and is a joint appointment as Director of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland and group leader at the University of Newcastle. Eileen is recognised internationally for her work on assisted reproduction and her research into germ cell development in both males and females. Eileen’s current research in spermatogenesis includes investigation of the role of a number of key molecules, including cell cycle regulators, RNA binding proteins and microRNA, which contribute to the control of germ cell cycle, regulation of meiosis in the testes, and modulation of chlamydial infection. In the female, her research into folliculogenesis has focussed on cell signalling pathways that contribute to the initiation of primordial follicle activation, effects of environmental ovotoxicants and development of nonsurgical sterilant agents for domesticated animals. Eileen has active collaborations with research groups around Australia, in Spain, the US, Japan and UK and was recognised by the British Andrology Society as their 2013 Setchell medallist, their highest distinction for an established researcher.
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