Prof Chris O'Neill

Chris O'Neill is Professor for Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Physiology, Sydney Medical School; Head, Centre for Developmental and Regenerative Medicine, Kolling Institute of Medical Research; and Research Theme Leader - Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health, Sydney Medical School. He is also a member of the NHMRC Embryo Licensing Committee

Chris obtained both his B.Sc. and PhD from the University of Newcastle. He moved to the fledgling IVF program at Royal North Shore Hospital in 1984, becoming its Director in the early 1990s.
He joined the Department of Physiology, University of Sydney in 1995, the Department of Medicine in 2001 and the Kolling Institute in 2008.

Chris’ current research focuses of the basic developmental biology of the early embryo, with particular interests in the initiation of gene expression from the new embryonic genome, epigenetic reprogramming of the early embryo, the control of onset of pluripotency, and the long-term consequences of embryonic stressors on the neonate.

Chris has published more than 150 research papers, and many invited reviews and chapters. He is a member of the Editorial board of Reproduction.


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