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Biographical entry Renfree, Marilyn Bernice (1947 - )


19 April 1947
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Marilyn Renfree has been Ian Potter Professor of Zoology and Head of the University of Melbourne's Department of Zoology since 1991. she is particularly interested in the reproductive physiology and development of marsupials.



1963 - 1964
Career position - Laboratory Technician at the Department of Microbiology at John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University
Career position - Clerk at the Finance Department of the Army
1965 - 1968
Career position - Undergraduate and vacation Research Assistant (geology) at the Australian National University (ANU)
1968 - 1971
Career position - Australian National University (ANU) postgraduate student part-time Demonstrator in zoology
Award - Bolliger Award received from the Australian Mammal Society
Career position - CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Research Assistant at the Australian National University (ANU)
1972 - 1973
Career position - Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Zoology at the University of Tennessee, USA
1973 - 1974
Career position - Ford Foundation Research Fellow at the Institute of Animal Genetics, University of Edinburgh
1974 - 1978
Career position - Lecturer in Biology (vertebrate and reproductive physiology) at Murdoch University
1978 - 1980
Career position - Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University, Victoria
Award - Gottschalk Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
1980 - 1982
Career position - Associate Professor of Animal Biology (reproductive physiology) in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences at Murdoch University
1982 - 1983
Career position - Senior Fellow II at Monash University
1984 - 1991
Career position - National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellow in Anatomy at Monash University
Award - Whitley Book Award received from the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
1991 -
Career position - Ian Potter Chair of Zoology and Head of the Department at the University of Melbourne
1997 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

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See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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