Dr Kirsty Walters

Senior Research Fellow
Medicine, Concord Clinical School
ANZAC Research Institute

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Selected grants

2014

  • EVOS FL Auto cell imaging system; Nicholson G, Clark G, Zhou H, Jessup W, Le Couteur D, McMahon A, McLachlan A, Allan C, Handelsman D, Hart D, Walters K, Kritharides L, Kockx M, Kennerson M, Cooper M, Seibel M, Verma N, Silveira P, Fromm P, Simanainen U, Cogger V, Zheng Y; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2013

  • Automacs Pro Seperator; Hart D, Handelsman D, Le Couteur D, Nicholson G, Kritharides L, Zhou H, Clark G, Kennerson M, Allan C, Walters K, Cogger V, Simanainen U, Zheng Y, Seibel M; DVC Research/Equipment Grant.
  • IVIS Lumina II in vivo Imaging System; Seibel M, Handelsman D, Le Couteur D, Hart D, Nicholson G, Freedman B, Kritharides L, Jessup W, Zhou H, Clark G, Kennerson M, Allan C, Walters K, Cogger V, McMahon A, Simanainen U, Kockx M, Speranza T, Zheng Y; DVC Research/Equipment Grant.

2012

  • Androgens and ovarian function; Walters K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).
  • Role of androgens in polycystic ovary syndrome; Walters K, Handelsman D, Allan C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2011

  • FSH control of ovarian function; Allan C, Handelsman D, Walters K, Howell V; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2010

  • The Lunar PIXImus II DEXA Scanner; Zhou H, Seibel M, Handelsman D, Le Couteur D, Nicholson G, Clarke S, Robertson G, van Zandwijk N, Freedman B, Kennerson M, Allan C, Walters K, Cogger V, Blair I, Reid G, Simanainen U; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Androgen receptor mechanisms in female reproductive physiology; Walters K, Handelsman D, Allan C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Stereomicroscope-Imaging Workstation; Allan C, Seibel M, Handelsman D, Le Couteur D, Kennerson M, Robertson G, Walters K, Cogger V, Nicholson G, Zhou H, Blair I, Simanainen U, McMahon A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Androgen mechanisms in female reproduction; Walters K; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Cheng, X., Jimenez, M., Desai, R., Middleton, L., Joseph, S., Ning, G., Allan, C., Smith, J., Handelsman, D., Walters, K. (2013). Characterizing the neuroendocrine and ovarian defects of androgen receptor-knockout female mice. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism (online), 305(6), E717-E726. [More Information]
  • Simanainen, U., Gao, Y., Walters, K., Watson, G., Desai, R., Jimenez, M., Handelsman, D. (2012). Androgen Resistance in Female Mice Increases Susceptibility to DMBA-Induced Mammary Tumors. Hormones and Cancer, 3(3), 113-124. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., Allan, C., Handelsman, D. (2012). Rodent models for human polycystic ovary syndrome. Biology of Reproduction, 86(5), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., Middleton, L., Joseph, S., Hazra, R., Jimenez, M., Simanainen, U., Allan, C., Handelsman, D. (2012). Targeted Loss of Androgen Receptor Signaling in Murine Granulosa Cells of Preantral and Antral Follicles Causes Female Subfertility. Biology of Reproduction, 87(6), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Allan, C., Walters, K., Simanainen, U., Handelsman, D. (2011). Genetic models for hormonal regulation of reproduction. Australian Biochemist, 42(1), 4-7.
  • McNamara, K., Harwood, D., Simanainen, U., Walters, K., Jimenez, M., Handelsman, D. (2010). Measurement of sex steroids in murine blood and reproductive tissues by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 121(3-May), 611-618. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., Simanainen, U., Handelsman, D. (2010). Molecular insights into androgen actions in male and female reproductive function from androgen receptor knockout models. Human Reproduction Update, 16(5), 543-558. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., McTavish, K., Seneviratne, M., Jimenez, M., McMahon, A., Allan, C., Salamonsen, L., Handelsman, D. (2009). Subfertile female androgen receptor knockout mice exhibit defects in neuroendocrine signaling, intraovarian function, and uterine development but not uterine function. Endocrinology, 150(7), 3274-3282. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., Allan, C., Handelsman, D. (2008). Androgen actions and the ovary. Biology Of Reproduction, 78(3), 380-389. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., Armstrong, D., Telfer, E. (2007). Bovine mural granulosa cells, and not the oocyte, are the major source of proteases capable of IGFBP-2 degradation. Animal Reproduction Science, 98, 365-370. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., Allan, C., Jimenez, M., Lim, P., Davey, R., Zajac, J., Illingworth, P., Handelsman, D. (2007). Female mice haploinsufficient for an inactivated androgen receptor (AR) exhibit age-dependent defects that resemble the AR null phenotype of dysfunctional late follicle development, ovulation, and fertility. Endocrinology, 148(8), 3674. [More Information]
  • McTavish, K., Jimenez, M., Walters, K., Spaliviero, J., Groome, N., Themmen, A., Visser, J., Handelsman, D., Allan, C. (2007). Rising Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Levels with Age Accelerate Female Reproductive Failure. Endocrinology, 148(9), 4432-4439. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., Binnie, J., Campbell, B., Armstrong, D., Telfer, E. (2006). The effects of IGF-I on bovine follicle development and IGFBP-2 expression are dose and stage dependent. Reproduction, 131(3), 515-523. [More Information]

2013

  • Cheng, X., Jimenez, M., Desai, R., Middleton, L., Joseph, S., Ning, G., Allan, C., Smith, J., Handelsman, D., Walters, K. (2013). Characterizing the neuroendocrine and ovarian defects of androgen receptor-knockout female mice. American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism (online), 305(6), E717-E726. [More Information]

2012

  • Simanainen, U., Gao, Y., Walters, K., Watson, G., Desai, R., Jimenez, M., Handelsman, D. (2012). Androgen Resistance in Female Mice Increases Susceptibility to DMBA-Induced Mammary Tumors. Hormones and Cancer, 3(3), 113-124. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., Allan, C., Handelsman, D. (2012). Rodent models for human polycystic ovary syndrome. Biology of Reproduction, 86(5), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., Middleton, L., Joseph, S., Hazra, R., Jimenez, M., Simanainen, U., Allan, C., Handelsman, D. (2012). Targeted Loss of Androgen Receptor Signaling in Murine Granulosa Cells of Preantral and Antral Follicles Causes Female Subfertility. Biology of Reproduction, 87(6), 1-11. [More Information]

2011

  • Allan, C., Walters, K., Simanainen, U., Handelsman, D. (2011). Genetic models for hormonal regulation of reproduction. Australian Biochemist, 42(1), 4-7.

2010

  • McNamara, K., Harwood, D., Simanainen, U., Walters, K., Jimenez, M., Handelsman, D. (2010). Measurement of sex steroids in murine blood and reproductive tissues by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 121(3-May), 611-618. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., Simanainen, U., Handelsman, D. (2010). Molecular insights into androgen actions in male and female reproductive function from androgen receptor knockout models. Human Reproduction Update, 16(5), 543-558. [More Information]

2009

  • Walters, K., McTavish, K., Seneviratne, M., Jimenez, M., McMahon, A., Allan, C., Salamonsen, L., Handelsman, D. (2009). Subfertile female androgen receptor knockout mice exhibit defects in neuroendocrine signaling, intraovarian function, and uterine development but not uterine function. Endocrinology, 150(7), 3274-3282. [More Information]

2008

  • Walters, K., Allan, C., Handelsman, D. (2008). Androgen actions and the ovary. Biology Of Reproduction, 78(3), 380-389. [More Information]

2007

  • Walters, K., Armstrong, D., Telfer, E. (2007). Bovine mural granulosa cells, and not the oocyte, are the major source of proteases capable of IGFBP-2 degradation. Animal Reproduction Science, 98, 365-370. [More Information]
  • Walters, K., Allan, C., Jimenez, M., Lim, P., Davey, R., Zajac, J., Illingworth, P., Handelsman, D. (2007). Female mice haploinsufficient for an inactivated androgen receptor (AR) exhibit age-dependent defects that resemble the AR null phenotype of dysfunctional late follicle development, ovulation, and fertility. Endocrinology, 148(8), 3674. [More Information]
  • McTavish, K., Jimenez, M., Walters, K., Spaliviero, J., Groome, N., Themmen, A., Visser, J., Handelsman, D., Allan, C. (2007). Rising Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Levels with Age Accelerate Female Reproductive Failure. Endocrinology, 148(9), 4432-4439. [More Information]

2006

  • Walters, K., Binnie, J., Campbell, B., Armstrong, D., Telfer, E. (2006). The effects of IGF-I on bovine follicle development and IGFBP-2 expression are dose and stage dependent. Reproduction, 131(3), 515-523. [More Information]

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