Katja Hummitzsch

Dr Katja Hummitzsch

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Katja Hummitzsch is a Senior NHMRC Research Associate in the Ovarian Developmental Group of Prof. Raymond Rodgers. Her current work focuses on novel aspects of ovarian development [characterisation of a fetal precursor cell (GREL cell), the role of stroma in the development of the ovarian surface epithelium], and the fetal origins of polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as the relationship between steroidogenesis, oxidative stress and antioxidants in bovine granulosa cells. 

Her research findings have led to a new model of how the mammalian ovary develops and to the identification of a novel ovarian precursor cell for granulosa and surface epithelial cells, called Gonadal Ridge Epithelial-like (GREL) cell. YouTube video showing the formation of the ovary as a comic:

Grants and Funding
2013 Cook Medical Travel Award $5,000
2012

Robinson Institute Travel Grant

Society of Reproductive Biology (SRB) Early Career Researcher Registration Subsidy

$900

$200

2011 Research Centre for Reproductive Health (RCRH) Travel Grant  $500

 

Teaching
2016

3007MSC Histology for Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science [accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)], Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland; Lecture "Female Reproductive Tract" and Laboratory Demonstrating "H&E staining and tissue section evaluation"

2014 Research Project in Reproductive Health, The University of Adelaide, Lecture "Presenting research results – figures, tables & text"

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Genetic and fetal origins of polycystic ovary syndrome Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Rafiatu Azumah
    2017 Co-Supervisor Studies of the Developing Fetal Ovary Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Menghe Liu
    2015 Co-Supervisor Regulation of Ovarian and Adrenal Androgen Production Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nicole Anne Bastian
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The Development of Bovine Fetal Ovary and Its Relationship with Reproductive Disease Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Monica Dwi Hartanti
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Fibrillin 3 and its regulation during fetal ovarian development The University of Adelaide Honours Nicole Anne Bastian
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Member Organising Committee for New Frontiers for a Healthy Start to Life Conference Robinson Research Institute, The University of Adelaide Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2018 - ongoing Member Faculty of 1000 United Kingdom
    2014 - 2015 Member International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
    2012 - ongoing Member Society of Reproductive Biology
    2009 - 2010 Member Australian Society for Medical Research
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Editor Frontiers in Endocrinology Frontiers Switzerland
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Human Reproduction Peer Review N/A
    2019 - ongoing International Journal of Molecular Sciences Peer Review N/A
    2018 - ongoing Animal Reproductive Science Peer Review N/A
    2017 - 2017 Research Project Reviewer for Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Thesis Review Griffith University
    2017 - ongoing Theriogenology Peer Review N/A
    2017 - ongoing Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces Peer Review N/A
    2017 - ongoing Reproductive Health Peer Review N/A
    2017 - ongoing Frontiers in Endocrinology, Section Genomic Endocrinology Peer Review N/A
    2016 - ongoing American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology Peer Review N/A
    2016 - ongoing Endocrinology Peer Review N/A
    2015 - ongoing Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry Peer Review N/A
    2015 - ongoing Cell & Tissue Research Peer Review N/A
    2014 - ongoing BMC Developmental Biology Peer Review N/A
    2014 - 2014 Review of submitted abstracts for 9th International Ruminant Reproduction Symposium, Japan Conference Review N/A
    2014 - ongoing Honours Thesis Reviewer for Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Thesis Review The University of Adelaide
    2014 - ongoing Molecular Human Reproduction Peer Review N/A
    2012 - ongoing Reproduction, Fertility and Development Peer Review N/A
    2010 - ongoing Reproduction Peer Review N/A
    2010 - ongoing Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology Peer Review N/A
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Phone: 83133371
  • Email: katja.hummitzsch@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 5
  • Room: WS5071.11
  • Org Unit: Paediatrics and Reproductive Health

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