Dr Avi Lerner received his PhD in Developmental Systems Biology in 2013 from University College London under the supervision of Dr Paola Oliveri. After completing his PhD, he undertook a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Stephen Franks and Professor Kate Hardy at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College London. His research was focused on both the reproductive and metabolic aspects of PCOS. He investigated differences in gene expression and function in granulosa cells from women with and without PCOS. His work also looked at the role of androgen action in brown adipose tissue looking at adipokine and thermogenic gene expression as well as mitochondrial respiration. He is currently working at the NC3Rs on developmental and reproductive toxicology and in-vitro model innovation. In 2018 he received the Society for Reproduction and Fertility Postdoctoral Prize for his talk at the annual SRF conference in Liverpool.
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