Dr Andres Gambini

Senior Lecturer

School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability
Faculty of Science

Overview

Dr. Andrés Gambini graduated with honors as a veterinarian at the University of Río Cuarto, Argentina, in 2008. After a period on an equine farm, he completed a Ph.D. program at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and taught in Animal Production Department. His Ph.D. focused on in vitro embryo production in horses. He produced the first cloned horses born in South America in 2010 and Australia in 2018. In 2015, he started a two years postdoc at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in the USA, where he investigated mechanisms governing embryonic genome activation in mammals. Andrés was invited as a professor at the University of Torino in Italy and the University of Cordoba in Spain. He continues his research in animal cloning, ICSI, and other reproductive biotechnologies. He recently reported the first cloned zebra embryos worldwide. He stood as Assistant Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, providing more than twelve years of lecturing, and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate students in areas of animal physiology and reproduction. Currently, he is a senior lecturer in Animal Science, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at University of Queensland, Australia.

Research Interests

  • In vitro gamete manipulation and embryo production
    ICSI, IVF, SCNT, Nuclear transfer technologies, Ocyte activation and maturation, Embrionic genome activation, semen technologies.

Research Impacts

Assisted Reproductive techniques and particularly in vitro embryo production have revolutionized the way we are now thinking about animal production and conservation of biodiversity. The future of the animal industry for food, transportation, biomedicine and sports is now relaying on these new different biotechnologies.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy of Animal Reproduction, Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto

Publications

  • Arroyo-Salvo, Camila, Cogollo Villarreal, Marïa Y., Clérico, Gabriel, Flores Bragulat, Ana P., Niño Vargas, Andrea, Castañeira, Catalina, Briski, Olinda, Alonso, Carolina, Plaza, Jessica, Zeledon, Jose M., Losinno, Luis, Marcelo, Miragaya, Sansinena, Marina, Martinez, Silvina Perez and Gambini, Andrés (2024). The ability of donkey sperm to induce oocyte activation and mule embryo development after ICSI. Theriogenology, 218, 200-207. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2024.02.002

  • Palacios Benitez, P. D., Duncan, N., Nilesh Haldankar, A., Johnston, S. and Gambini, A. (2023). Koala sperm induces bovine oocyte activation after intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Annual Conference of the International Embryo Technology Society 2024, Denver, CO USA, 9-12 January 2024. Clayton, VIC Australia: CSIRO Publishing. doi: 10.1071/rdv36n2ab35

  • Gambini, Andrés, Ortiz, Isabel, Hidalgo, Manuel and Dorado, Jesús (2023). Selection and conservation of gametes and embryos for improving assisted reproductive technologies. Animals, 13 (17) 2761, 2761. doi: 10.3390/ani13172761

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Available Projects

  • Let's explore new strategies to cryopreserve sperm cells as freeze drying (lyophilization) or microwave drying, and to make embryos in the laboratory! Contact me for more information.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Gambini, Andres and Briski, Olinda (2022). Clonación y transferencia nuclear aplicada a la reproducción. Embriologia clinica: presente y futuro. (pp. 452-490) edited by Iván Anduaga Marchetti, Alicia Pené and Gustavo Martínez. Cordoba, Argentina: Universidad Nacional de Cordoba.

  • Gambini, Andres and Salamone, Daniel (2019). The relevance of the donor cell for horse cloning. Equine assisted reproduction. (pp. 77-89) edited by L. Losinno, R. Sanchez and T. Stout. Colombia: FAVE Editorial.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Let's explore new strategies to cryopreserve sperm cells as freeze drying (lyophilization) or microwave drying, and to make embryos in the laboratory! Contact me for more information.

  • Contact me for more information.

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