How the Y Chromosome makes a male: Molecular genetic analysis of key sex-determining genes (2007–2011)

Abstract:
Understanding the complexities of embryonic development is one of the greatest challenges in modern biology. This project uses novel tools and strategies to expose genetic regulatory networks operating in the mammalian embryo, focusing on the early events in sex determination and gonadal development as a model for how other organs and tissues develop. Data generated in this project will inform the diagnosis and management of human developmental disorders, and provide a basis for innovative biotechnologies applicable to pest management, wildlife conservation and livestock breeding.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Affiliate Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Australian Research Council