Stephen D Johnston Annual Meetings of the Endocrine Society of Australia and Society for Reproductive Biology and Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society 2016

Stephen D Johnston

A/Prof Stephen Johnston is Reader in Reproduction within the Wildlife Biology Unit of the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland, Gatton, where he teaches animal reproduction to applied science and science undergraduate and postgraduate students. Stephen is a zoologist specialising in the area of reproductive biology across a broad diversity of species ranging from prawns to tigers but with a major focus on Australian mammals. A/Prof Johnston has published 170 peer-reviewed articles and 14 book chapters in basic and applied reproductive science including anatomy, physiology and behaviour. He was the first person in the world to produce a marsupial pouch young following artificial insemination, a task that he and his colleagues have now carried out successfully in the koala, a total of 34 times. Stephen is also a specialist in the cryopreservation of marsupial spermatozoa and in the assessment of sperm DNA fragmentation, including human and domestic animal spermatozoa. A/Prof Johnston’s recent research interests and grant success include studies aimed at a better understanding of the effect of chlamydia on male koala reproduction, heat stress in koalas, genetic and reproductive management of koalas, wombat captive reproduction, echidna captive breeding and crocodile artificial insemination.

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