Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science
- Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons), The University of Queensland, Australia 1992.
- Ph.D., Massey University, New Zealand, 1997.
Our lab is interested in the molecular and endocrine regulation of mammary gland growth and function as it relates to processes ranging from normal development and lactation to abnormal states such as breast cancer. We are particularly interested in the function of the pituitary and ovarian hormones in these processes and how they interactively regulate both mammary epithelial and stromal cells. We use a variety of approaches from cell systems to whole animal models to study these processes and to resolve the mechanisms underlying across-species differences.