- Role: Postdoctoral ScientistGroup: Testis Development and Male Germ Cell Biology
Dr Sarah Moody is a Postdoctoral Researcher working with Professor Kate Loveland in the Testis Development and Male Germ Cell Biology laboratory.
Dr Moody completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) at Monash University in 2012.
Following two and a half years of experience as a research assistant, she commenced her PhD in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Kate Loveland, co-supervised by Associate Professor Patrick Western.
Dr Moody completed her PhD in 2020 with her thesis entitled “Investigating the effects of activin A and TGFbeta superfamily ligands on the fetal male germline”.
Her current research continues to expand on understanding the role of activin A and TGFbetas on the fetal male germline and developing testis.
Moody SC, Wakitani S, Young JC, Western PS, Loveland KL (2020) Evidence that activin A directly modulates early human male germline differentiation status. Reproduction. 160 (1), 141-154.
Whiley PAF, O’Donnell L, Moody SC, Handelsman DJ, Young JC, Richards EA, Almstrup K, Western PS, Loveland KL (2020) Activin A determines steroid levels and composition in the fetal testis. Endocrinology. 161 (7).
Bielanowicz A, Johnson RW, Goh H, Moody SC, Poulton IJ, Croce N, Loveland KL, Hedger P, Sims NA, Itman C (2016) Prepubertal di-n-butyl phthalate exposure alters Sertoli and Leydig cell function and lowers bone density in adult male mice. Endocrinology. 157 (7), 2595-603.
Itman C, Bielanowicz A, Goh H, Lee Q, Fulcher A J, Moody SC, Doery JCG, Martin J, Eyre S, Hedger MP, Loveland KL (2015) Murine inhibin alpha-subunit haploinsufficiency causes transient abnormalities in prepubertal testis development followed by testicular decline. Endocrinology 156 (6), 2254-2268.
Moody S, Goh H, Bielanowicz A, Rippon P, Loveland KL, Itman C (2013) Prepubertal mouse testis growth and maturation and androgen production are acutely sensitive to di-n-butyl phthalate. Endocrinology 154 (9), 3460-3475.