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Research in the laboratory is related to the cellular processes occurring during development of the embryo before implantation, including fertilisation, cell division and cell differentiation. In particular, we are studying the regulation of ion channels during development and whether they are involved in progression of the cell cycle. We have recently demonstrated the presence of a novel cell cycle clock in early mouse embryos that functions independent of the nucleus. We are currently investigating the intracellular signalling pathways involved in regulation of this clock and how it is linked to the nuclear cell cycle. In the laboratory we use techniques such as patch-clamping, molecular biology and methods for studying protein expression.



Dr Margot Day - Head of Laboratory
Charmaine Green – Honours student
Sarah Dalati – PhD student
Sukran Ozsoy – MPhil student
Peggy Chen – MPhil student

Associate Professor Chris O'Neill
Human Reproduction Unit,
Level 11, Kolling Building                    

Royal North Shore Hospital
St Leonards NSW 2065

Dr Michael Morris
Sesqui Senior Lecturer in Embryonic Stem Cells
Physiology and Bosch Institute
Level 11, Kolling Building
Royal North Shore Hospital
St Leonards NSW 2065

Associate Professor John Rasko and Dr Chuck Bailey
Gene Therapy Laboratory
Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology
NSW 2042 Australia



Recent Publications





Dr Margot Day
Sub-Dean Honours, Sydney Medical Program

Discipline of Physiology and Bosch Institute,

Rm 232, level 2, Medical Foundation Building (K25)

University of Sydney

92-94 Parramatta Rd
Email: margotd@physiol.usyd.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9036 3312
Fax: +61 2 9036 3316