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Carroll Laboratory

Oocyte and Embryo Development

Welcome to the Carroll Lab

Our research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of oocyte development, maturation and fertilization in mammals.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Development & Stem Cells, Cancer and Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity Programs and the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology.

Professor John Carroll

My global research connections, partners and funding can be viewed on my Monash Research Profile.

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Our research

Our lab continues to advance our understanding of how a woman’s egg makes the transition to a healthy embryo, with a particular focus on why this transition becomes so much more difficult for women trying to have children in their mid-to-late 30s and early 40s. We use molecular and genetic approaches combined with live cell imaging to investigate the cell biology of these processes, and why it goes wrong in cases such as maternal ageing.

Lab members

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We're always interested in collaborating with bright and motivated researchers, clinicians and industry. Whether you want to research, study or partner with us to accelerate our discoveries, find out about the work we do.

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