[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/565578]
Dr Lisa Akison
Brief description Infertility affects 1 in 6 couples, often due to failed release of an egg from the ovary. The hormone progesterone is essential for this process. Our goal is to determine how progesterone signals the egg to ensure its correct release into the oviduct where fertilization may occur. To identify these signals, experiments will analyse ovary cells and eggs of mice, including mice that do not respond to progesterone. The results will provide much needed information about female reproductive health.
Funding Amount $AUD 86,128.06
Funding Scheme NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships
Dora Lush Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship