NHMRC Grant-Funded Researchr A
School of Biomedicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - 2021 NHMRC Postdoctoral researcher University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2017 Award Lalor Foundation Merit Fellowship The Lalor Foundation - Advancing Research and Innovation in Reproductive Health United States $500.00 2016 Scholarship NHMRC PhD scholarship National Health and Medical Research Council Australia 2015 Scholarship Centre for Research Excellence on the origins, outcomes and optimal management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PhD top-up scholarship. Centre for Research Excellence on the origins, outcomes and optimal management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Australia AUD 6000.00 2013 Scholarship Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Divisional PhD scholarship Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide Australia 2008 Scholarship Undergraduate Student International Exchange program Full-fee scholarship from the University of Granada Universidad de Granada Spain
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read and understand spoken Italian Can read, speak and understand spoken Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Year Citation 2022 Gonzalez, M. B., Robker, R. L., & Rose, R. D. (2022). Obesity and oocyte quality: Significant implications for ART and emerging mechanistic insights. Biology of Reproduction, 106(2), 338-350.
2021 Foot, N. J., Gonzalez, M. B., Gembus, K., Fonseka, P., Sandow, J. J., Nguyen, T. T., . . . Kumar, S. (2021). Arrdc4‐dependent extracellular vesicle biogenesis is required for sperm maturation. Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, 10(8), 21 pages.
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2020 Winship, A., Donoghue, J., Houston, B., Martin, J., Lord, T., Adwal, A., . . . Bromfield, E. (2020). Reproductive health research in Australia and New Zealand: Highlights from the Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Biology, 2019. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 32(7), 637-647.
2019 Breed, W. G., Hassan, H., Bermudez Gonzalez, M., McLennan, H. J., Leigh, C. M., & Heaney, L. R. (2019). Interspecific diversity of testes mass and sperm morphology in the Philippine chrotomyine rodents: Implications for differences in breeding systems across the species. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 31(4), 705-711.
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2019 Bertoldo, M. J., Caldwell, A. S. L., Riepsamen, A. H., Lin, D., Gonzalez, M. B., Robker, R. L., . . . Walters, K. A. (2019). A hyperandrogenic environment causes intrinsic defects that are detrimental to follicular dynamics in a PCOS mouse model. Endocrinology, 160(3), 699-715.
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2018 Brown, H., Green, E., Tan, T., Gonzalez, M., Rumbold, A., Hull, M., . . . Thompson, J. (2018). Periconception onset diabetes is associated with embryopathy and fetal growth retardation, reproductive tract hyperglycosylation and impaired immune adaptation to pregnancy. Scientific reports, 8(1), 2114-1-2114-13.
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2018 Akison, L., Robertson, S., Gonzalez, M., Richards, J., Smith, C., Russell, D., & Robker, R. (2018). Regulation of the ovarian inflammatory response at ovulation by nuclear progesterone receptor. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 79(6), e12835-1-e12835-12.
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2018 Bermudez Gonzalez, M., Lane, M., Knight, E., & Robker, R. (2018). Inflammatory markers in human follicular fluid correlate with lipid levels and Body Mass Index. Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 130, 25-29.
DOI Scopus24 WoS22 Europe PMC9
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2020 - 2021 Chair Early & Middle Career Researcher Council Robinson Research Institute Australia 2019 - 2022 Representative Early & Middle Career Researcher Council Robinson Research Institute Australia 2019 - 2020 Co-Chair Early and Middle Career Researcher Council Robinson Research Institute Australia 2018 - 2018 Member Local organizing committee at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Biology The Society for Reproductive Biology Australia 2017 - ongoing Co-Chair The Robinson Research Institute Symposium The Robinson Research Institute Australia
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