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Dr Tello obtained his PhD in Prof Nancy Sherwood’s lab (Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Victoria, Canada) where he studied the molecular evolution of neuropeptide systems and received the Govern General’s gold medal for his dissertation (awarded to the top PhD across all faculties). As a Career Development Fellow, he worked with Prof Robert Millar at the Medical Research Council’s Human Reproductive Sciences Unit (Edinburgh) to identify novel genes critical for human fertility and evaluate the use of pharmacological chaperones to rescue impaired hormone signalling in hypofertile models.

Research areas:

  • Hormones
  • Reproduction and fertility
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Neuropeptides

Javier Tello research group