Reproductive Development

Research area:  Genetics

Disorders of sexual development (DSDs) are surprisingly common and often result in genital abnormalities, gender mis-assignment, infertility and psychological trauma.

The Reproductive Development group aims to pool its expertise in human genetics, molecular and developmental biology, to find genes important for sex development, identify gene defects that cause DSD, and study their function. The team will liaise with clinicians to apply these findings to the accurate diagnosis and medical care of DSD in children.