Macarena Bermudez Gonzalez

Macarena Bermudez Gonzalez

Research Officer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am currently a Postdoctoral researcher at the Ovarian Cell Biology Group, under the supervision of Prof. Rebecca Robker. The broad focus of my research is to understand how lifestyle factors such as obesity and ageing influence reproductive function. I am driven to conduct research that can be translated into outcomes such as better gamete quality and healthier embryos for couples affected by fertility problems.

I have a passion for teaching and research training, and have taken every opportunity to participate in student supervision during my candidature. I have had broad, multi-disciplinary research interests and education during my university studies, which have greatly influenced me in finding creative ways to solve problems and answer questions arising on my current research. This interdisciplinary aspect of my research interests allows me to effectively communicate and engage students within a diverse range of topics, as well as inciting their curiosity and interest in the biological sciences.

I strive now and in the future to conduct novel research and investigate my own original ideas, and in time I want to be able to build a creative research environment and be a group leader. I think the basis of this goal is to possess an understanding of a diverse range of academic skills, including research communication and leadership. Teaching and training are essential for the development of these skills, as the ability to harvest the full potential of a diverse team is key to achieve excellent research outcomes.

I believe that the dissemination of scientific knowledge and training of students is paramount to ensure a healthy future not only for the University, but for the broader community of South Australia.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Ovarian Cell Biology Group, under the supervision of Prof. Rebecca Robker. The broad focus of my research is to understand how lifestyle factors such as obesity and ageing influence reproductive function. I am driven to conduct research that can be translated into outcomes such as better gamete quality and healthier embryos for couples affected by fertility problems.

I have a passion for teaching and research training, and have taken every opportunity to participate in student supervision during my candidature. I have had broad, multi-disciplinary research interests and education during my university studies, which have greatly influenced me in finding creative ways to solve problems and answer questions arising on my current research. This interdisciplinary aspect of my research interests allows me to effectively communicate and engage students within a diverse range of topics, as well as inciting their curiosity and interest in the biological sciences.

I strive now and in the future to conduct novel research and investigate my own original ideas, and in time I want to be able to build a creative research environment and be a group leader. I think the basis of this goal is to possess an understanding of a diverse range of academic skills, including research communication and leadership. Teaching and training are essential for the development of these skills, as the ability to harvest the full potential of a diverse team is key to achieve excellent research outcomes.

I believe that the dissemination of scientific knowledge and training of students is paramount to ensure a healthy future not only for the University, but for the broader community of South Australia.

  • Position: Research Officer
  • Phone: 83130265
  • Email: macarena.bermudezgonzalez@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 5
  • Room: WS5050.01
  • Org Unit: Paediatrics and Reproductive Health

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