Consortium member

Taylor Pini

Main Research Interests

  • Male Reproductive Physiology
  • Sperm Biology
  • Proteomics
  • Seminal Plasma
  • Paternal Effects


Dr. Taylor Pini is a lecturer in veterinary reproduction within the School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland. Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (Hons) and a PhD in reproductive biology from The University of Sydney. After her PhD, Taylor undertook a postdoc at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (USA), and later returned to Australia and The University of Sydney as a postdoc. Taylor has worked across various aspects of male reproduction using a range of species, including sheep, mice and humans. Taylor’s research focuses on sperm biology and better understanding how both physiological processes and applied interventions impact sperm function, with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes of both natural reproduction and applied reproductive technologies.

Key Research Outputs

Obesity and male reproduction; Placing the Western diet in context. Pini, T., Raubenheime,r D., Simpson, S.J., Crean, A.J.(2021) Frontiers in Endocrinology 12: 622292.

Obesity significantly alters the human sperm proteome, with potential implications for fertility. Pini, T. et al. (2020) Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics 37(4): 777-787.

Sublethal sperm freezing damage: Manifestations and solutions. Pini, T., Leahy, T. and de Graaf, S.P. (2018) Theriogenology 118: 172-181.

Seminal plasma and cryopreservation alter ram sperm surface carbohydrates and interactions with neutrophils. Pini, T., Leahy, T. and de Graaf, S.P. (2018) Reproduction, Fertility and Development 30(5): 689-702.

Proteomic investigation of ram spermatozoa and the proteins conferred by seminal plasma. Pini, T., et al. (2016) Journal of proteome research 15(10): 3700-3711.