Macfarlane Burnet Medal: Marilyn Renfree

Professor Marilyn Renfree AO FAA has been awarded the Academy’s highest honour in the biological sciences—the Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture. For half a century the committed reproductive and developmental biologist and conservationist from the University of Melbourne has been using the tammar wallaby, a small macropodid marsupial native to South and Western Australia, to study their reproduction and development.

Learn more about Professor Renfree: Researcher who uncovered the sex life of marsupials awarded Academy’s most prestigious medal

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