Dr. Sara Edwards

Team Leader Reproduction

E: Sara.Edwards@agresearch.co.nz


BSc (hons) PhD Manchester


Edwards, S.J., Juengel, J.L., O’Connell, A.R., Johnstone, P.D., Farquhar, P.A., & Davis, G.H. (2015). Attainment of puberty by ewes in the first year of life is associated with improved reproductive performance at 2 years of age. Small Ruminant Research 123: 118-123.

Juengel, J.L., French, M.C., O’Connell, A.R., Edwards, S.J., Haldar, A., Brauning, R., Farquhar, P.A., Dodds, K., Galloway, S., Johnstone, P.D. & Davis, G.H. (2015). Mutations in the leptin receptor gene associated with delayed onset of puberty are also associated with decreased ovulation rates and lambing rates in prolific Davisdale sheep. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, in press.

Haldar, A., French, M.C., Brauning, R., Edwards, S.J., O’Connell, A.R., Farquhar, P.A., Davis, G.H., Johnstone, P.D. & Juengel, J.L. (2014). Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the LEPR are associated with divergent phenotypes for age at onset of puberty in Davisdale ewes. Biology of Reproduction 90:33.

Shorten, P.R., O’Connell, A.R. Demmers, K.J. Edwards, S. J. Cullen, N. G. & Juengel, J. L. (2013). Effect of age, weight, and sire on embryo and fetal survival in sheep. Journal of Animal Science 91:4641-4653.

French, M.C., Dodds, K.G., Davis, G.H., Galloway S.M. & Edwards, S.J. (2011). A linkage map of Sheep Chromosome X (OARX) aligned to Human Chromosome X (HSAX). Animal Genetics 42:321-4.

Edwards, S.J., Reader, K.L., Lun, S., Western, A., Lawrence, S., McNatty, K.P. &Juengel, J.L. (2008) The cooperative effect of growth and differentiation factor-9 and bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-15 on granulosa cell function is modulated primarily through BMP receptor II. Endocrinology 149:1026-30.

Edwards, S.J., Hananeia, L., Eccles, M.R., Zhang, Y.F. & Braithwaite, A.W. (2003). The proline-rich region of mouse p53 influences transactivation and apoptosis but is largely dispensable for these functions. Oncogene 22:4517-4523.

Braithwaite, A.W. & Edwards, S.J. (2003). The p53 pathway, cancer and ageing, In, “Aging of cells in and outside the bodyâ€, Chapter 8, pp. Eds. Sunil C. Kaul and Renu Wadhwa, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Great Britain.

Zhang, Y.F., Homer, C., Edwards, S.J., Hananeia, L., Lasham, A., Royds, J., Sheard, P. & Braithwaite, A.W. (2003). Nuclear localization of Y-box factor YB1 required wild-type p53. Oncogene 22:2782-2794.

Edwards, S.J., Dix, B.R., Myers, C.J., Dobson-Le, D., Huschtscha, L., Hibma, M., Royds, J., Braithwaite, A.W. (2002). Evidence that replication of the antitumor adenovirus ONYX-015 is not controlled by the p53 and p14(ARF) tumor suppressor genes. Journal of Virology 76:12483-12490.