Dr Taylor Pini

Lecturer in Veterinary Reproduction

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science


Dr Taylor Pini is a lecturer in veterinary reproduction within the School of Veterinary Science. 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 postdocs at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (USA), and with the Gametic Epigenetics Consortium against Obesity (GECKO) at The University of Sydney. 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 applied reproductive technologies.

Taylor is a co-host and producer of the science communication podcast Repro Radio.

Looking for a research project? Taylor is currently taking on Summer and Winter Scholarship Students (undergraduate) and Science Honours Students. If you are interested in pursuing a Masters or PhD degree with Taylor as a supervisor, please get in touch by email to discuss current opportunities and scholarship options.

Research Interests

  • Reproduction
  • Sperm physiology
  • Seminal plasma biology
  • Sperm cryopreservation
  • Proteomics
  • Oxidative stress


  • Doctor of Philosophy of Reproduction


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • PINI, Taylor, AHMAD, Gulfam, BARRES, Romain, SIMPSON, Stephen and CREAN, Angela (2022). Nutritional Geometry of Male Fertility: Moving Beyond The ‘High-Fat’ Diet. Fertility Society Of Australia And New Zealand Annual Conference, Sydney, NSW Australia, 30 July–2 August 2022. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing. doi: 10.1142/s2661318222740905

  • Pini, Taylor, Leahy, Tamara and de Graaf, Simon P. (2016). Changes to sperm surface carbohydrates following exposure to seminal plasma and freezing. 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Applied Animal Andrology, Tours, France, 24 June 2016. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2016.03.021