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Professor Michael Mahony


School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Environmental Science and Management)


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Unlikely urban frog discovery surprises scientists

November 4, 2016

A University of Newcastle (UON) biologist has made the incredible discovery of a new frog species nearby Newcastle Airport, Australia.

Michael Mahony, Simon Clulow and John Clulow

Gastric Brooding Frog

November 22, 2013

University of Newcastle researchers are responsible for one of the world's most significant inventions of 2013, according to TIME Magazine's 25 Best Inventions of the year 2013, just released.

Freezing frog embryonic cells

Newcastle researchers leapfrog ahead in world-first

April 22, 2013

University of Newcastle researchers have successfully developed a method to freeze frog embryonic cells in a world-first breakthrough that could slow the threat of extinction to hundreds of frog species.

Researchers hand holding frog

Lost frog DNA back from the dead: Lazarus Project

March 18, 2013

The genome of an extinct Australian frog has been revived and reactivated by a team of scientists using sophisticated cloning technology to implant a "dead" cell nucleus into a fresh egg from another frog species.

Professor Michael Mahony


School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Focus area

Environmental Science and Management

Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 6014
Fax (02) 4921 5472


Room BLG06
Building Biology.
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308