Dr Sarah Meachem
Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research
Sarah specialises in the field of reproduction. Sarah is looking at the hormonal factors that determine sperm production. Immature sperm cells are enveloped in a larger cell, called the Sertoli cell, which nurtures their development. Proper communication between Sertoli and sperm cells is critical in allowing their normal development. Sarah is looking at the communication bridges between them.
In a related project Sarah is endeavouring to discover the best way to inhibit sperm production as a method of male contraception.