Dr Bronwyn McAllan

Senior Lecturer
Physiology, School of Medical Sciences
Bosch Institute

Telephone +61 2 9351 6538
Fax +61 2 9351 2058

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International links

Canada

(University of Regina) Professor R. Mark Brigham

United States

(University of Colorado) Professor David O. Norris

Selected grants

2014

  • Dining with Dasyurids: Using Nutritional Geometry to Improve Diets for Captive Breeding Programs; Raubenheimer D, McAllan B, Simpson S, Spindler R, Van Sluys M, Shaw M, Wilder S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2013

  • Lively reproduction: do common molecules underlie all vertebrate live birth?; Murphy C, Thompson M, McAllan B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2010

  • Follicular development and pregnance staging in the stripe-faced dunnart, Sminthopsis macroura; McAllan B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • McAllan, B. (2011). Reproductive Endocrinology of Prototherians and Metatherians. In David O Norris (Eds.), Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates: Mammals, (pp. 195-214). USA: Elsevier Inc.
  • Ashwell, K., McAllan, B., Mai, J. (2010). Atlas of the brain of the stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura). In Ken Ashwell (Eds.), The Neurobiology of Australian Marsupials: Brain Evolution in Other Mammalian Radiation, (pp. 241-242). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • McAllan, B., Richardson, S. (2010). Marsupials as models for development, ageing and disease: a neurobiological and comparative context. In Ken Ashwell (Eds.), The Neurobiology of Australian Marsupials: Brain Evolution in Other Mammalian Radiation, (pp. 225-237). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • McAllan, B. (2003). Timing of reproduction in carnivorous marsupials. In Menna Jones, Chris R. Dickman, Mike Archer (Eds.), Predators with pouches: the biology of carnivorous marsupials, (pp. 147-168). Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Journals

  • Stannard, H., McAllan, B., Old, J. (2014). Dietary composition and nutritional outcomes in two marsupials, Sminthopsis macroura and S. crassicaudata. Journal of Mammalogy, 95(3), 503-515. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Geiser, F. (2014). Torpor during Reproduction in Mammals and Birds: Dealing with an Energetic Conundrum. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 54(3), 516-532. [More Information]
  • Laird, M., Thompson, M., Murphy, C., McAllan, B. (2014). Uterine Epithelial Cell Changes During Pregnancy in a Marsupial (Sminthopsis crassicaudata; Dasyuridae). Journal of Morphology, 275(10), 1081-1092. [More Information]
  • Geiser, F., Klingenspor, M., McAllan, B. (2013). A Functional Nexus between Photoperiod Acclimation, Torpor Expression and Somatic Fatty Acid Composition in a Heterothermic Mammal. PloS One, 8(5), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Pan, Y., Zhang, Y., Cui, J., Liu, Y., McAllan, B., Liao, C., Zhang, S. (2013). Adaptation of phenylalanine and tyrosine catabolic pathway to hibernation in bats. PloS One, 8(4), 1-14. [More Information]
  • He, G., Dong, C., Luan, Z., McAllan, B., Xu, T., Zhao, L., Qiao, J. (2013). Oxygen free radical involvement in acute lung injury induced by H5N1 virus in mice. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 7(6), 945-953. [More Information]
  • Polymeropoulos, E., Heldmaier, G., Frappell, P., McAllan, B., Withers, K., Klingenspor, M., White, C., Jastroch, M. (2012). Phylogenetic differences of mammalian basal metabolic rate are not explained by mitochondrial basal proton leak. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1726), 185-193. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Feay, N., Bradley, A., Geiser, F. (2012). The influence of reproductive hormones on the torpor patterns of the marsupial Sminthopsis macroura: Bet-hedging in an unpredictable environment. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 179(2), 265-276. [More Information]
  • King, J., McAllan, B., Spielman, D., Lindsay, S., Hurkova-Hofmannova, L., Hartigan, A., Al-Qassab, S., Ellis, J., Slapeta, J. (2011). Extensive production of Neospora caninum tissue cysts in a carnivorous marsupial succumbing to experimental neosporosis. Veterinary Research: a journal of animal infection and epidemiology, 42(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Wang, L., McAllan, B., He, G. (2011). Telomerase Activity in the Bats Hipposideros armiger and Rousettus leschenaultia. Biochemistry (Moscow), 76(9), 1017-1021. [More Information]
  • Munn, A., Kern, P., McAllan, B. (2010). Coping with chaos: unpredictable food supplies intensify torpor use in an arid-zone marsupial, the fat-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata). Naturwissenschaften, 97(6), 601-605. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B. (2009). Reproductive parameters of surviving ‘die-off’ male Antechinus flavipes and Antechinus stuartii (Dasyuridae : Marsupialia) in their second year of life. Australian Mammalogy, 31, 17-23. [More Information]
  • Naylor, R., Richardson, S., McAllan, B. (2008). Boom and bust: a review of the physiology of the marsupial genus Antechinus. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 178, 545-562. [More Information]
  • Ashwell, K., McAllan, B., Mai, J., Paxinos, G. (2008). Cortical Cyto- and Chemoarchitecture in Three Small Australian Marsupial Carnivores: Sminthopsis macroura, Antechinus stuartii and Phascogale calura. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 72(3), 215-232. [More Information]
  • Jastroch, M., Withers, K., Taudien, S., Frappell, P., Helwig, M., Fromme, T., Hirschberg, V., Heldmaier, G., McAllan, B., Firth, B., et al (2008). Marsupial uncoupling protein 1 sheds light on the evolution of mammalian nonshivering thermogenesis. Physiological Genomics, 32(2), 161-169. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Westman, W., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2008). Morphology, growth and reproduction in the Australian house mouse: differential effects of moderate temperatures. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 94(1), 21-30.
  • McAllan, B., Westman, W., Körtner, G., Cairns, S. (2008). Sex, season and melatonin administration affects daily activity rhythms in a marsupial, the brown antechinus, Antechinus stuartii. Physiology and Behavior, 93(1-2), 130-138. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B. (2006). Dasyurid marsupials as models for the physiology of ageing in humans. Australian Journal of Zoology, 54(3), 159-172.
  • Geiser, F., Westman, W., McAllan, B., Brigham, R. (2006). Development of thermoregulation and torpor in a marsupial: Energetic and evolutionary implications. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 176(2), 107-116. [More Information]
  • Geiser, F., McAllan, B., Kenagy, G., Hiebert, S. (2006). Photoperiod affects daily torpor and tissue fatty acid composition in deer mice. Naturwissenschaften, 94(4), 319-325. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Geiser, F. (2006). Photoperiod and the timing of reproduction in Antechinus flavipes (Dasyuridae: Marsupialia). Mammalian Biology, 71(3), 129-138. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2006). Photoperiod as a reproductive cue in the marsupial genus Antechinus: ecological and evolutionary consequences. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 87(3), 365-379.
  • Geiser, F., McAllan, B., Brigham, R. (2005). Daily torpor in a pregnant dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura Dasyuridae: Marsupialia). Mammalian Biology, 70(2), 117-121.
  • Cooper, C., McAllan, B., Geiser, F. (2005). Effect of torpor on the water economy of an arid-zone marsupial, the stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 175(5), 323-328. [More Information]
  • Lippolis, G., Westman, W., McAllan, B., Rogers, L. (2005). Lateralisation of escape responses in the stripe-faced dunnart, Sminthopsis macroura (Dasyuridae: Marsupialia). Laterality: asymmetries of body, brain and cognition, 10(5), 457-470. [More Information]
  • Geiser, F., Drury, R., McAllan, B., Wang, D. (2003). Effects of temperature acclimation on maximum heat production, thermal tolerance, and torpor in a marsupial. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 173(5), 437-442. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Broome, L., Archer, M., Bates, H., Shi, H., Geiser, F., McAllan, B., Heinze, D., Hand, S., Evans, T., Jackson, S. (2012). A brief review of the life history of, and threats to, Burramys parvus with a prehistory-based proposal for ensuring that it has a future. Royal Zoological Society Forum 2010: Wildlife and climate change: towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Geiser, F., McAllan, B., Kenagy, G., Hiebert, S. (2008). Fat, Photoperiod, and Hibernation. 13th International Hibernation Symposium 2008, Pietermaritzburg: Interpak Books.
  • Geiser, F., Christian, N., Cooper, C., Kortner, G., McAllan, B., Pavey, C., Turner, J., Warnecke, L., Willis, C., Brigham, R. (2008). Torpor in marsupials: recent advances. 13th International Hibernation Symposium 2008, Pietermaritzburg: Interpak Books.
  • Crowther, M., McAllan, B., Dickman, C. (2003). Morphological variation within Australian populations of the house mouse: an observational and experimental approach. 2nd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management 2003, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
  • McAllan, B., Westman, W., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2003). Reproduction and growth in house mice from cold, hot and thermally moderate environments. 2nd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management 2003, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

2014

  • Stannard, H., McAllan, B., Old, J. (2014). Dietary composition and nutritional outcomes in two marsupials, Sminthopsis macroura and S. crassicaudata. Journal of Mammalogy, 95(3), 503-515. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Geiser, F. (2014). Torpor during Reproduction in Mammals and Birds: Dealing with an Energetic Conundrum. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 54(3), 516-532. [More Information]
  • Laird, M., Thompson, M., Murphy, C., McAllan, B. (2014). Uterine Epithelial Cell Changes During Pregnancy in a Marsupial (Sminthopsis crassicaudata; Dasyuridae). Journal of Morphology, 275(10), 1081-1092. [More Information]

2013

  • Geiser, F., Klingenspor, M., McAllan, B. (2013). A Functional Nexus between Photoperiod Acclimation, Torpor Expression and Somatic Fatty Acid Composition in a Heterothermic Mammal. PloS One, 8(5), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Pan, Y., Zhang, Y., Cui, J., Liu, Y., McAllan, B., Liao, C., Zhang, S. (2013). Adaptation of phenylalanine and tyrosine catabolic pathway to hibernation in bats. PloS One, 8(4), 1-14. [More Information]
  • He, G., Dong, C., Luan, Z., McAllan, B., Xu, T., Zhao, L., Qiao, J. (2013). Oxygen free radical involvement in acute lung injury induced by H5N1 virus in mice. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 7(6), 945-953. [More Information]

2012

  • Broome, L., Archer, M., Bates, H., Shi, H., Geiser, F., McAllan, B., Heinze, D., Hand, S., Evans, T., Jackson, S. (2012). A brief review of the life history of, and threats to, Burramys parvus with a prehistory-based proposal for ensuring that it has a future. Royal Zoological Society Forum 2010: Wildlife and climate change: towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna, Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Polymeropoulos, E., Heldmaier, G., Frappell, P., McAllan, B., Withers, K., Klingenspor, M., White, C., Jastroch, M. (2012). Phylogenetic differences of mammalian basal metabolic rate are not explained by mitochondrial basal proton leak. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1726), 185-193. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Feay, N., Bradley, A., Geiser, F. (2012). The influence of reproductive hormones on the torpor patterns of the marsupial Sminthopsis macroura: Bet-hedging in an unpredictable environment. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 179(2), 265-276. [More Information]

2011

  • King, J., McAllan, B., Spielman, D., Lindsay, S., Hurkova-Hofmannova, L., Hartigan, A., Al-Qassab, S., Ellis, J., Slapeta, J. (2011). Extensive production of Neospora caninum tissue cysts in a carnivorous marsupial succumbing to experimental neosporosis. Veterinary Research: a journal of animal infection and epidemiology, 42(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B. (2011). Reproductive Endocrinology of Prototherians and Metatherians. In David O Norris (Eds.), Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates: Mammals, (pp. 195-214). USA: Elsevier Inc.
  • Wang, L., McAllan, B., He, G. (2011). Telomerase Activity in the Bats Hipposideros armiger and Rousettus leschenaultia. Biochemistry (Moscow), 76(9), 1017-1021. [More Information]

2010

  • Ashwell, K., McAllan, B., Mai, J. (2010). Atlas of the brain of the stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura). In Ken Ashwell (Eds.), The Neurobiology of Australian Marsupials: Brain Evolution in Other Mammalian Radiation, (pp. 241-242). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Munn, A., Kern, P., McAllan, B. (2010). Coping with chaos: unpredictable food supplies intensify torpor use in an arid-zone marsupial, the fat-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata). Naturwissenschaften, 97(6), 601-605. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Richardson, S. (2010). Marsupials as models for development, ageing and disease: a neurobiological and comparative context. In Ken Ashwell (Eds.), The Neurobiology of Australian Marsupials: Brain Evolution in Other Mammalian Radiation, (pp. 225-237). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2009

  • McAllan, B. (2009). Reproductive parameters of surviving ‘die-off’ male Antechinus flavipes and Antechinus stuartii (Dasyuridae : Marsupialia) in their second year of life. Australian Mammalogy, 31, 17-23. [More Information]

2008

  • Naylor, R., Richardson, S., McAllan, B. (2008). Boom and bust: a review of the physiology of the marsupial genus Antechinus. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 178, 545-562. [More Information]
  • Ashwell, K., McAllan, B., Mai, J., Paxinos, G. (2008). Cortical Cyto- and Chemoarchitecture in Three Small Australian Marsupial Carnivores: Sminthopsis macroura, Antechinus stuartii and Phascogale calura. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 72(3), 215-232. [More Information]
  • Geiser, F., McAllan, B., Kenagy, G., Hiebert, S. (2008). Fat, Photoperiod, and Hibernation. 13th International Hibernation Symposium 2008, Pietermaritzburg: Interpak Books.
  • Jastroch, M., Withers, K., Taudien, S., Frappell, P., Helwig, M., Fromme, T., Hirschberg, V., Heldmaier, G., McAllan, B., Firth, B., et al (2008). Marsupial uncoupling protein 1 sheds light on the evolution of mammalian nonshivering thermogenesis. Physiological Genomics, 32(2), 161-169. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Westman, W., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2008). Morphology, growth and reproduction in the Australian house mouse: differential effects of moderate temperatures. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 94(1), 21-30.
  • McAllan, B., Westman, W., Körtner, G., Cairns, S. (2008). Sex, season and melatonin administration affects daily activity rhythms in a marsupial, the brown antechinus, Antechinus stuartii. Physiology and Behavior, 93(1-2), 130-138. [More Information]
  • Geiser, F., Christian, N., Cooper, C., Kortner, G., McAllan, B., Pavey, C., Turner, J., Warnecke, L., Willis, C., Brigham, R. (2008). Torpor in marsupials: recent advances. 13th International Hibernation Symposium 2008, Pietermaritzburg: Interpak Books.

2006

  • McAllan, B. (2006). Dasyurid marsupials as models for the physiology of ageing in humans. Australian Journal of Zoology, 54(3), 159-172.
  • Geiser, F., Westman, W., McAllan, B., Brigham, R. (2006). Development of thermoregulation and torpor in a marsupial: Energetic and evolutionary implications. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 176(2), 107-116. [More Information]
  • Geiser, F., McAllan, B., Kenagy, G., Hiebert, S. (2006). Photoperiod affects daily torpor and tissue fatty acid composition in deer mice. Naturwissenschaften, 94(4), 319-325. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Geiser, F. (2006). Photoperiod and the timing of reproduction in Antechinus flavipes (Dasyuridae: Marsupialia). Mammalian Biology, 71(3), 129-138. [More Information]
  • McAllan, B., Dickman, C., Crowther, M. (2006). Photoperiod as a reproductive cue in the marsupial genus Antechinus: ecological and evolutionary consequences. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 87(3), 365-379.

2005

  • Geiser, F., McAllan, B., Brigham, R. (2005). Daily torpor in a pregnant dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura Dasyuridae: Marsupialia). Mammalian Biology, 70(2), 117-121.
  • Cooper, C., McAllan, B., Geiser, F. (2005). Effect of torpor on the water economy of an arid-zone marsupial, the stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 175(5), 323-328. [More Information]
  • Lippolis, G., Westman, W., McAllan, B., Rogers, L. (2005). Lateralisation of escape responses in the stripe-faced dunnart, Sminthopsis macroura (Dasyuridae: Marsupialia). Laterality: asymmetries of body, brain and cognition, 10(5), 457-470. [More Information]

2003

  • Geiser, F., Drury, R., McAllan, B., Wang, D. (2003). Effects of temperature acclimation on maximum heat production, thermal tolerance, and torpor in a marsupial. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, 173(5), 437-442. [More Information]
  • Crowther, M., McAllan, B., Dickman, C. (2003). Morphological variation within Australian populations of the house mouse: an observational and experimental approach. 2nd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management 2003, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
  • McAllan, B., Westman, W., Crowther, M., Dickman, C. (2003). Reproduction and growth in house mice from cold, hot and thermally moderate environments. 2nd International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management 2003, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
  • McAllan, B. (2003). Timing of reproduction in carnivorous marsupials. In Menna Jones, Chris R. Dickman, Mike Archer (Eds.), Predators with pouches: the biology of carnivorous marsupials, (pp. 147-168). Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

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