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Characterising the impact of Chlamydia infection on ovarian structure and function

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posted on 06.08.2021, 04:04 authored by UROOZA CHANDRAMOULI SARMA
This thesis uses a mouse model of Chlamydia infection to investigate the impacts of infection and inflammation on the ovary. In a new and striking finding, Chlamydia infection can persist in the ovary long-term and cause damage to the quantity and quality of oocytes within the ovary. This is the first time this sexually transmitted infection has been associated with infertility specific to the ovary. This has major implications for female reproductive health outcomes.


Principal supervisor

Karla Hutt

Additional supervisor 1

Professor Kenneth Beagley

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Anatomy and Developmental Biology

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences