Grant Stone

(Life Member since 2017)

Grant Stone obtained a BSc Agr and a PhD in the Department of Veterinary Physiology at the University of Sydney. Following this, he relocated to the University of North Carolina, where he undertook research to determine the location and action of oestrogen receptor binding in reproductive tissues. In 1967, he returned to Sydney as a Lecturer in Veterinary Physiology and remained there until his retirement in 1999, becoming Head of the Department of Veterinary Physiology and then Animal Science. His tenure at Sydney was interspersed with several sabbatical and visiting professor appointments at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA (1974), the Max Plank Institut für Zellbiologie, West Germany (1974), as well as Reagents Park Zoo, UK (1984). After his retirement, he became a member of the advisory committee for Sydney North Region of the National Parks and Wildlife Service. His main research area focussed on the measurement of oestrogen and progesterone receptor concentration and metabolism in target tissues, predominantly in the uterus. In addition, the formation of dihydrotestosterone in various parts of the epididymis. This knowledge was used to characterise the oestrous cycle and hormone concentrations during pregnancy, as well as male reproductive physiology of domestic and non-domesticated species, including the Brush Tailed possum, koala, echidna, platypus, Nepalese Red Panda and various marine mammals.