Dr Kylie Dunning
Dr Kylie Dunning obtained her PhD in 2008 from the University of Adelaide. During subsequent postdoctoral positions she discovered the essential requirement for fatty acid beta-oxidation during oocyte maturation and embryo and ovarian follicle development in vitro. Further, she adapted 3D-ovarian follicle culture as a tool to understand ovarian follicle and oocyte growth dynamics and essential metabolic pathways to ultimately improve oocyte quality for future clinical applications. In 2017 she joined the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at the University of Adelaide. The CNBP brings together the physics and chemistry of light to solve biological questions. In this joint appointment with the Robinson Research Institute she will work towards understanding the dynamic processes that occur at the beginning of life.