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Dr Patricia Grasa Molina

Dr Patricia Grasa Molina

Patricia Grasa Molina


Daphne Jackson Fellow

I graduated from Zaragoza University (Spain) with a BSc in Veterinary Sciences and a Master Degree in Food Science and Technology. Afterwards, I did my PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology and held several postdoctoral positions at the Universities of Massachusetts, Zaragoza and Oxford. All my research career has been spinning around reproduction and fertility. In 2006, I moved to Oxford to join Dr Parrington’s lab at the Department of Pharmacology to study sperm egg activation factor. Afterwards, under the supervision of Dr Suzannah Williams (NDOG) I focused my research on the study of the regulation of female fertility by the oocyte. After a career break for family reasons, I came back to the Department as a Daphne Jackson Fellow to join Dr Kevin Coward’s group. Our research interest is to develop new in vitro three-dimensional (3D) culture systems to encourage the propagation and differentiation of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) from pre-pubertal testicular tissue. Moreover, we aim to optimise testicular tissue cryopreservation from pre-pubertal patients with cancer and determine the suitability of the cryopreserved testicular tissue for future re-implantation.