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Dr Cathryn Hogarth Senior Lecturer Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy & Biomedical Sci

I earned a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours from The University of Melbourne, Australia, in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2001 and received a Ph.D. in reproductive biology from Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) in 2007. My graduate research focused on the expression and function of the nuclear transport proteins during sperm maturation. Upon completion of my Ph.D. program, I moved to the USA to begin my postdoctoral research at Washington State University and was promoted to the position of Research Assistant Professor in 2009. My postdoctoral work focused on understanding how vitamin A regulates the differentiation of germ cells and determining whether the vitamin A metabolizing enzymes could be viable drug targets for the development of novel contraceptives for men or new treatments for male infertility. In 2019 I joined the Department of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at La Trobe University and will be concentrating my research efforts on furthering our understanding of how vitamin A regulates cellular differentiation and branching out into assessing the effects on environmental toxicants on reproduction.


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