Daniel Bird


Dr Bird received his PhD from Monash University in 2009 working with Associate Professor Timothy Cole, investigating how steroid hormones and cAMP signalling are required for neonatal lung development. Subsequent postdoctoral studies in this field led to seminal work demonstrating how glucocorticoid steroid hormone signalling via the mesenchymal Glucocorticoid Receptor is required for lung maturation and survival at birth in mammals. Similar work by Dr Bird was the first to reveal that molecular signalling via CREB in non-respiratory tissues is also required for lung maturation.

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  • Current Research Focus

    Mammalian gonadal development

    Field of ResearchDescription
    60403Developmental Genetics (incl. Sex Determination)
    60405Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
  • Key Skills
    • immunohistochemistry
    • mouse/rat models
    • Gene expression analysis
    • Histology
  • Looking to collaborate?

    Biostatistics, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, proteomics