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Qualifications

  • PhD (Biological Science), University of Newcastle, 05/03/1999
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Newcastle, 08/05/1992
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle, 04/05/1991

Research

Research keywords

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Immunology
  • Marsupial Reproduction

Research expertise

Focus Area: Biological Sciences

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
060800Zoology70
110399Clinical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified15
060399Evolutionary Biology Not Elsewhere Classified15

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Development
  • Reproduction
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Publications

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Chapter (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2000Harris MS, 'Fertilization in monotreme, marsupial and eutherian mammals.', , Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 223-267 (2000) [B1]

Journal article (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Keeley T, Harris MS, McGreevy PD, Hudson DS, O'Brien JK, 'Development and evaluation of electroejaculation techniques in the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)', Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 24 1008-1018 (2012) [C1]
2009Czarny NA, Garnham JI, Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Comparison of the production, quality, and in vitro maturation capacity of oocytes from untreated cycling and intermediate phase equine serum gonadotropin-treated fat-tailed dunnarts (Sminthopsis crassicaudata)', Reproduction, 138 23-31 (2009) [C1]
2009Rodger JC, Paris DBBP, Czarny NA, Harris MS, Molinia FC, Taggart DA, et al., 'Artificial insemination in marsupials', Theriogenology, 71 176-189 (2009) [C1]
2009Czarny NA, Harris MS, De Iuliis GN, Rodger JC, 'Acrosomal integrity, viability, and DNA damage of sperm from dasyurid marsupials after freezing or freeze drying', Theriogenology, 72 817-825 (2009) [C1]
2009Czarny NA, Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Dissociation and preservation of preantral follicles and immature oocytes from female dasyurid marsupials', Reproduction Fertility and Development, 21 640-648 (2009) [C1]
2007McCartney CA, Harris MS, Rodger JC, Mate KE, 'Towards a ZP-Based contraceptive for marsupials: Comparative analysis and developmental expression of marsupial ZP genes', Molecular Reproduction and Development, 74 1581-1589 (2007) [C1]
2005Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Characterisation of an epitope shared by an acrosomal acrosin-like protein and the surface of tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii) spermatozoa', Journal of Experimental Zoology Part a-Comparative Experimental Biology, 303A 713-721 (2005) [C1]
1998Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Characterisation of fibrous sheath and midpiece fibre network polypeptides of marsupial spermatozoa with a monoclonal antibody.', Mol Reprod Dev, 50 451-460 (1998) [C1]
1998Lin M, Zhang X, Wade MA, Harris MS, Nickel M, 'Isolation of proteins from subacrosomal region of spermatozoa from a marsupial, the tammar wallaby (Macropus eugenii)', Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 113 257-267 (1998) [C1]

Co-authors: Minjie Lin

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Conference (4 outputs)

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2012Clulow S, Harris MS, Mahony MJ, 'Measuring amphibian immunocompetence: Validation of the Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity (DTH) assay in multiple Australian frogs', 2012 World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, CA (2012) [E3]
2009Czarny NA, Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Enzymatic dissociation and vitrification of preantral follicles from threatened carnivorous maruspials', Reproduction Fertility and Development, San Diego, CA (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: John Rodger

2007Czarny NA, Harris MS, Rodger JC, 'Preservation of spermatozoa from Dasyurid marsupials', Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive Biology, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: John Rodger

2007Moberg A, Richardson RT, Rodger JC, O'Rand MG, Harris MS, 'Cloning and functional analysis of proacrosin from a marsupial, the Tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii)', Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Society for Reproductive Biology, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: John Rodger

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants7
Total funding$226,557

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2008 (4 grants)

Development of a protective chlamydia vaccine for the koala$37,500
Funding Body: Port Stephens Council

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Peter Timms, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37,50020082010
GNo:G0189223

Development of a protective chlamydia vaccine for the koala$10,000
Funding Body: Landcom

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Peter Timms, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020082008
GNo:G0189224

Chlamydia Vaccine for the Koala$1,818
Funding Body: Hunter Koala Preservation Society Inc

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,81820082008
GNo:G0188679

Marsupial Research$1,500
Funding Body: Pioneer Film and Television Productions Ltd

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeRole
ConsultancyInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020082008
GNo:G0189680

2007 (2 grants)

Toward a chlamydia vaccine for the koala$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020072007
GNo:G0187711

Short and long term preservation and fertility of dasyurid sperm$7,465
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Merrilee Harris, Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,46520072007
GNo:G0187900

2004 (1 grants)

Sperm-based contraception for marsupials$158,274
Funding Body: Morris Animal Foundation

Project Team
Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$158,27420042006
GNo:G0184010
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2009PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorAdvances in Assisted Reproductive Techniques for Conservation of Australian Carnivorous Marsupials
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Dr Merrilee Harris

Work Phone(02) 4921 7784
Fax(02) 4921 6923
Email
PositionsConjoint Fellow
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Lecturer
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaBiological Sciences
Office
BG02d,
Biology,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/merrilee-harris
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/environ-life-science/our_staff/harris_merrilee.html