Lisa K Akison
Lisa Akison has conducted research using rodent models for over 20 years and has been a reproductive biologist since 2005. She completed her PhD (2013) and early Post-doctoral training at the Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide, with Prof Rebecca Robker and Prof Darryl Russell where she examined the role of progesterone receptor in ovarian and oviductal function during the periovulatory period. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Child Health Research Centre, the University of Queensland, with Prof Karen Moritz. She is also a Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland. Lisa uses preclinical models to examine the developmental origins of health and disease. In particular, she is interested in the impact of maternal periconceptional and prenatal alcohol exposure. This is a comprehensive project which looks at embryonic, placental, neonatal, juvenile and adult offspring outcomes over a range of organs and systems. More recently, Lisa has been investigating the potential for maternal choline supplementation to ameliorate these effects.
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