2020 Women's Excellence in Research Award

Congratulations to Dr Kylie Dunning, our HDA Women’s Excellence in Research Award 2020 winner.

Dr Kylie Dunning leads the Reproductive Success team within the Robinson Research Institute and the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at the the University of Adelaide.

Dr Kylie Dunning has made a distinguished, internationally renowned contribution that spans ovarian follicle development, oocyte (egg) maturation and preimplantation embryo development. Her research incorporates an interdisciplinary focus utilising novel biophotonic tools and imaging platforms to understand the mechanisms underpinning healthy oocyte and early embryo development.

By combining insights in cell-cell interactions and metabolic requirements of oocytes and early embryos under normal physiological conditions, her work has led to improved in vitro oocyte and embryo production methods.

Her research is now focused on combining her knowledge of cell metabolism, a pathway altered in aneuploid (chromosomally abnormal) embryos, together with advanced optical approaches to understand, for the first time how chromosome mosaicism in the early preimplantation embryo impacts child health.

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