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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

Code Description Percentage
060399 Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified 15
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified 15
060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified 70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

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

Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Keeley 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]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009 Czarny 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]
DOI 10.1530/rep-09-0064
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors John Rodger
2009 Rodger JC, Paris DBBP, Czarny NA, Harris MS, Molinia FC, Taggart DA, et al., 'Artificial insemination in marsupials', Theriogenology, 71 176-189 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2008.09.006
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authors John Rodger
2009 Czarny 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2009.05.018
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors John Rodger, Geoffry DeiuliIs
2009 Czarny 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]
DOI 10.1071/rd08303
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors John Rodger
2007 McCartney 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]
DOI 10.1002/mrd.20707
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors John Rodger, Karen Mate
1998 Harris 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]
1998 Lin 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]
Citations Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Minjie Lin
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Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Clulow 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-authors Simon Clulow
2009 Czarny 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
2007 Moberg 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
2007 Czarny 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
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
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 body Port Stephens Council
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Peter Timms, Doctor Merrilee Harris
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189223
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

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

Funding body: Landcom

Funding body Landcom
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Peter Timms, Doctor Merrilee Harris
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189224
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Chlamydia Vaccine for the Koala$1,818

Funding body: Hunter Koala Preservation Society Inc

Funding body Hunter Koala Preservation Society Inc
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188679
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Marsupial Research$1,500

Funding body: Pioneer Film and Television Productions Ltd

Funding body Pioneer Film and Television Productions Ltd
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
Scheme Consultancy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189680
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

20072 grants / $17,465

Toward a chlamydia vaccine for the koala$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Merrilee Harris
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187711
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Merrilee Harris, Professor John Rodger
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187900
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $158,274

Sperm-based contraception for marsupials$158,274

Funding body: Morris Animal Foundation

Funding body Morris Animal Foundation
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184010
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2009 Advances 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

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

Office

Room BG02d
Building Biology
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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