DR Brandon Menzies

DR Brandon Menzies


  • Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology (vertebrate)
  • Animal Physiology - Cell (vertebrate)
  • Comparative genetics and evolution (vertebrate)
  • Vertebrate Biology (marsupial)



  • Having completed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University, I moved to The University of Melbourne to complete my BSc-Honours and PhD (2003-2008) with Professors Marilyn Renfree and Geoff Shaw on the endocrine control of growth in developing marsupials. Since then I have undertaken postdoctoral research at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin where I was subsequently awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to investigate the genetic diversity of the extinct Tasmanian tiger. I have a broad range of research interests including comparative vertebrate reproduction, growth, endocrinology and genomics. I also have a keen interest in studies using ancient DNA.   


Member of

  • Society for Reproductive Biology. Full International Member 2005 - 2013


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2009
  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne 2003
  • BSc, Monash University 2002

Awards and honors

  • Not in List, 2012



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I currently co-supervise two PhD students in Germany and Australia and will be available for Honours/Masters co-supervision in 2014