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Jessie Sutherland

NHMRC Early Career Fellow, School of Biomedical Science & Pharmacy at The University of Newcastle, Australia

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About Me

I am extremely passionate about medical research and education with a particular focus in the field of reproductive biology and infertility. I believe that research transparency and public education is the most beneficial way towards achieving scientific discoveries that will directly impact the health and well-being of our community. An NHMRC Early Career Fellowship supports my current appointment within the Priority Research Centre for Reproductive Science and the Hunter Medical Research Institute Pregnancy and Reproduction Program (Jan 2017 – Dec 2020). Prior to commencing my Fellowship, I was employed as a Lecturer in the discipline of Medical Biochemistry for 2 years (Feb 2015 – Dec 2016). I have studied and worked at the University of Newcastle, Australia, since 2009 and was awarded my PhD in Biological Sciences in February 2015. I have a built a strong foundation in both male and female reproduction and fertility, with over 8 years’ experience, working on multiple research projects in the areas of; ovarian and testicular biology, reproductive toxicology, sexual health, infertility, reproductive cancer, and developmental biology. Currently I am working on a number projects that focus on understanding the underlying factors leading to the development of infertility and diseases of the reproductive system. I am specifically interested in determining the factors responsible for premature ovarian failure and the onset of early menopause in young women.

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