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Dr Merrilee Harris

Conjoint Fellow

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Biological Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

Focus Area: Biological Sciences


Qualifications

  • PhD (Biological Science), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Development
  • Immunology
  • Marsupial Reproduction
  • Reproduction

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
060399Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified15
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified15
060899Zoology not elsewhere classified70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
9/03/2015 - 24/07/2015Casual LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia
25/07/2011 - 9/12/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
20/09/2010 - 3/12/2010Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
1/01/2008 - 22/10/2011LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

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

Journal article (8 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]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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]
DOI10.1530/rep-09-0064
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsJohn Rodger
2009Rodger JC, Paris DBBP, Czarny NA, Harris MS, Molinia FC, Taggart DA, et al., 'Artificial insemination in marsupials', Theriogenology, 71 176-189 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.theriogenology.2008.09.006
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsJohn Rodger
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]
DOI10.1016/j.theriogenology.2009.05.018
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsJohn Rodger, Geoffry DeiuliIs
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]
DOI10.1071/rd08303
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsJohn Rodger
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]
DOI10.1002/mrd.20707
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsJohn Rodger, Karen Mate
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]
CitationsWeb of Science - 3
Co-authorsMinjie Lin
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Conference (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
Co-authorsSimon Clulow
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-authorsJohn 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-authorsJohn 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-authorsJohn Rodger
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants7
Total funding$226,557

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20084 grants / $50,818

Development of a protective chlamydia vaccine for the koala$37,500

Funding body: Port Stephens Council

Funding bodyPort Stephens Council
Project TeamProfessor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Peter Timms, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeCollaborative Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189223
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Local
Category2OPL
UONY

Development of a protective chlamydia vaccine for the koala$10,000

Funding body: Landcom

Funding bodyLandcom
Project TeamProfessor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Peter Timms, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeCollaborative Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189224
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Chlamydia Vaccine for the Koala$1,818

Funding body: Hunter Koala Preservation Society Inc

Funding bodyHunter Koala Preservation Society Inc
Project TeamProfessor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188679
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

Marsupial Research$1,500

Funding body: Pioneer Film and Television Productions Ltd

Funding bodyPioneer Film and Television Productions Ltd
Project TeamProfessor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeConsultancy
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189680
Type Of FundingInternational - Non Competitive
Category3IFB
UONY

20072 grants / $17,465

Toward a chlamydia vaccine for the koala$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187711
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Short and long term preservation and fertility of dasyurid sperm$7,465

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Merrilee Harris, Professor John Rodger
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187900
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $158,274

Sperm-based contraception for marsupials$158,274

Funding body: Morris Animal Foundation

Funding bodyMorris Animal Foundation
Project TeamProfessor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184010
Type Of FundingInternational - Competitive
Category3IFA
UONY
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009Advances in Assisted Reproductive Techniques for Conservation of Australian Carnivorous Marsupials
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Merrilee Harris

Positions

Conjoint Fellow
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Casual Lecturer
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Biological Sciences

Contact Details

Emailmerrilee.harris@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 7784
Fax(02) 4921 6923

Office

RoomBG02d
BuildingBiology
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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