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Hutt Laboratory

Ovarian Biology

Welcome to the Hutt Lab

Our laboratory is focussed on understanding how egg number and quality are regulated, with the goal of improving female fertility.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Development & Stem Cells Program and the
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology.

Associate Professor Karla Hutt

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

If you are a student interested in doing research in our lab, visit Supervisor Connect.

Click the links below to connect with me on ORCID and Google Scholar.

Our research

Females are born with a stockpile of oocytes, and this supply is progressively depleted throughout life due to the natural ageing process. Oocytes may also become prematurely depleted following exposure to DNA damaging anticancer treatments and infection, leading to loss of fertility and early menopause. We are working to understand the regulation of oocyte number and quality in order to improve the health and fertility of women during ageing and following anti-cancer treatment or infection.

Lab members

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