Associate Professor Josephine Bowles

Associate Prof in Biomed Sciences

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine

Affiliate Principle Research Fellow

Institute for Molecular Bioscience
+61 7 336 53056



  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland


  • Davila, Raul Ayala, Harkins, Danyon, Currey, Laura, Fraser, James, Bowles, Josephine and Piper, Michael (2019) A simple, web-based repository for the management, access and analysis of micrographic images. Journal of Molecular Histology, 50 6: 573-580. doi:10.1007/s10735-019-09850-y

  • Croft, Brittany, Ohnesorg, Thomas, Hewitt, Jacqueline, Bowles, Josephine, Quinn, Alexander, Tan, Jacqueline, Corbin, Vincent, Pelosi, Emanuele, van den Bergen, Jocelyn, Sreenivasan, Rajini, Knarston, Ingrid, Robevska, Gorjana, Vu, Dung Chi, Hutson, John, Harley, Vincent, Ayers, Katie, Koopman, Peter and Sinclair, Andrew (2019) Author Correction: Human sex reversal is caused by duplication or deletion of core enhancers upstream of SOX9. Nature Communications, 10 1: 3351. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11310-w

  • Nomura, Risa, Kashimada, Kenichi, Suzuki, Hitomi, Zhao, Liang, Tsuji-Hosokawa, Atsumi, Yagita, Hideo, Takagi, Masatoshi, Kanai, Yoshiakira, Bowles, Josephine, Koopman, Peter, Kanai-Azuma, Masami and Morio, Tomohiro (2019) Nr5a1 suppression during the murine fetal period optimizes ovarian development by fine-tuning Notch signaling. Journal of Cell Science, 132 8: jcs223768. doi:10.1242/jcs.223768

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Book Chapter

  • Spiller, Cassy and Bowles, Josephine (2019). Sexually dimorphic germ cell identity in mammals. In Sex determination in vertebrates (pp. 253-288) Maryland Heights, MO, United States: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/bs.ctdb.2019.01.011

  • Spiller, Cassy M., Burnet, Guillaume and Bowles, Josephine (2017). Mouse fetal germ cell isolation and culture techniques. In Michael Buszczak (Ed.), Germline stem cells Second edition ed. (pp. 173-183) New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-4017-2_13

  • Bowles, Josephine and Koopman, Peter (2015). Retinoic acid and the control of meiotic initiation. In Pascal Dolle and Karen Niederreither (Ed.), The retinoids: biology, biochemistry, and disease (pp. 383-399) New Jersey, NY, United States: Wiley - Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781118628003.ch17

  • Hargrave, M. R., Bowles, J. and Koopman, P A (2006). In situ hybridization of whole-mount embryos. In Darby, I. and Hewitson, T. (Ed.), In Situ Hybridization Protocols 3rd ed. (Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 326) 3rd ed. ed. (pp. 103-114) Totowa, New Jersey, USA 07512: Humana Press.

  • Bowles, J. and Koopman, P. A. (2004). Gonads-Mullerian Ducts. In Lanza, R.P.; Gearhart, B.L.M.; Melton, D.A.;Pederson, R.; Thomson, M.D.; West and M.D. (Ed.), Handbook of Stem Cells Volume 1 1 ed. (pp. 345-357) USA: Elsevier Academic Oress. doi:10.1016/B978-012436643-5/50042-0

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision