Associate Professor Robert Gilchrist
A/Prof Robert Gilchrist is a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research at the School of Women’s and Children’s Health, at the University of New South Wales Sydney. He is an oocyte biologist conducting both discovery and applied research. He investigates oocyte-somatic cell interactions as a determinant of subsequent embryonic development. He recently identified cumulin, a heterodimer of GDF9 and BMP15, and showed that it regulates oocyte quality. Dr Gilchrist also studies new biomarkers of oocyte quality. He has published >100 peer-reviewed papers including 20 reviews/chapters. He currently has an H-index of 43 with >6,000 citations.