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Renfree, Marilyn Bernice (1947 - )

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Born: 19 April 1947  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Renfree has been Ian Potter Professor of Zoology and Head of the University of Melbourne's Department of Zoology since 1991. she is particularly interested in the reproductive physiology and development of marsupials.

Career Highlights

Born 19 April 1947. Educated Australian National University (BSc, PhD, DSc). Laboratory technician, Department of Microbiology, Johm Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University 1963-64, Clerk, Finance, Department of Army 1964, Undergraduate and vacation research assistant (geology), Australian National University (ANU) 1965-68, ANU postgraduate student part-time demonstrator in zoology 1968-71, CSIRO research assistant, ANU 1972, Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Tennesse 1972-73, Ford Foundation Research Fellow, Institute of Animal Genetics, University of Edinburgh 1973-74, lecturer in biology (vertebrate and reproductive physiology), Murdoch University 1974-78, senior lecturer 1978-80, Associate Professor of animal biology (reproductive physiology), School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Murdoch University 1980-82, Senior Fellow II, Monash University 1982-83, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow in Anatomy, Monash University 1984-91, Ian Potter Chair of Zoology and Head of Department , University of Melbourne 1991-. Bolliger Award, Australian Mammal Society 1971, Gottschalk Medal, Australian Academy of Science 1980, Whitley Book Award, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1987, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science 1997; Awarded the Zoological Society of San Diego Conservation Medal, for being the world's foremost authority on Australian marsupial reproduction, 2000.

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