Your Early Career Representatives

PostdocDr. Claire Stenhouse

Department of Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Dr. Stenhouse is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Pennsylvania State University. She completed her BSc, MSc, and PhD at the University of Edinburgh. Her research utilises large animals (sheep and pigs) to investigate molecular signalling between the conceptus (fetus and associated placental membranes) and the endometrium during pregnancy recognition, implantation, and placentation. She is particularly interested in the regulation of placental mineral transport and the mechanisms regulating intrauterine growth restriction, with a goal of generating new knowledge to improve pregnancy success in both women and livestock.

Postdoc: Dr. Gbenga Eweoya, /

Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Abuja. Nigeria. West Africa.

Dr.  Gbenga is presently a Senior Lecturer and the Ag. Head of Anatomical Sciences Department in University of Abuja, Nigeria. He has the following degrees: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Master of Science (MSc) Anatomy, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Anatomy. His interest in Sexual and Reproductive Health made him to further his knowledge in this area and has acquired Certificates in Clinical HIV Management, Sexual, Reproductive Health and Gender Based Violence. He also had trainings in Family Planning and Diagnostic Ultrasound.

His area of specialization is Clinical Anatomy (Reproduction) and his research focus on Fertility. He is interested in reducing infertility problems in Nigeria which may be extended to other African countries.

PhD: Dr. Imogen Harris;

Department of Equine Science at Hartpury University, University of the West of England, UK.

Dr Imogen Harris recently completed her PhD at Hartpury University and the University of the West of England, where she also completed her BSc. Her research focused on assessing temporal trends in equine semen quality and initiating investigations into the potential interactions of environmental chemicals. She is interested on the impacts of environmental chemicals on reproductive health and function in a range of species. She is particularly interested in a One Health research approach, where human, animal, and environmental health are considered together. She also works as a freelance scientific illustrator, and is passionate about using visual approaches to help disseminate research to wider audiences. 

PhD: Miss Alex Shattock

Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College (RVC), UK

Alex is a second-year PhD student at the RVC, University of London. She completed her BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Birmingham and her MSc in Reproduction and Development at the University of Bristol. Her PhD is focused on the development of canine assisted reproduction for expediting canine Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) translational research. In particular, she is currently trying to establish a co-culture system that more accurately replicates the in vivo environment in which the dog oocyte matures and also trying to develop a method that can skew the sex of pups born to assist in the study of sex-linked diseases, such as DMD.

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