Dr Megan Mitchell
University of Adelaide
Megan’s research in reproductive biology looks at how nutrition and the increasing age of first time mothers affects development of the female’s eggs, and embryos. Her aim is to better understand the mechanisms that determine the quality of the egg and embryo, and how this will impact on the developing pregnancy and subsequent health of the baby after it is born.
She hopes that understanding how some of the basic biological processes in the egg and embryo are regulated will ultimately assist couples who want to have a baby.