Melanie McDowall

Mel is a researcher within the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide and her research interests are the final stages of oocyte maturation and fertilisation, called the peri-conception period. In particular Mel investigates the influence of energy substrates such as carbohydrates and fats on oocyte health and subsequent embryo health.


  • 2008–present
    Researcher, The Robinson Institute, The University of Adelaide


  • 2005 
    The University of Adelaide, Doctor of Philosophy (Health Science)

Research Areas

  • Reproduction (111404)
  • Animal Reproduction (070206)
  • Cell Metabolism (060104)
  • Biochemistry And Cell Biology (0601)