Dr Narayan is Senior Lecturer of Animal Science at the School of Science and Health based on the Hawkesbury campus, Western Sydney University.
Dr Narayan graduated with PhD degree, which pioneered non-invasive endocrinology tools for amphibians - the novel development and validation of non-invasive enzyme immunoassays for the evaluation of reproductive hormonal cycle and stress hormone responses to environmental stressors. He then joined Griffith University, Queensland with successful postdoctoral fellowship. Edward has led an innovative research program based on the Conservation Physiology (endocrinology) of wildlife in Australia. His dynamic career research platform is based on comparative vertebrate physiology, stress endocrinology, reproductive endocrinology, animal health and welfare, and conservation biology. Edward's research team comprising of supervised Honours and PhD students (and numerous student volunteers) have made significant new discoveries, including understanding the sub-clinical physiological impacts of the debilitating pathogenic disease (chytridiomycosis) on amphibians; the physiological impacts and fitness consequences of acute and chronic environmental stressors on amphibians. Furthermore, Edward has also developed non-invasive stress hormone monitoring tools for iconic native marsupials including the Koala and the endangered Greater Bilby. He has also studied the stress physiology, health and welfare of Tigers in Australian Zoos.
Dr Narayan has worked in academia for over a decade with extensive postdoctoral research fellowship training in institutions spanning 4 countries (New Zealand-Landcare Research), Australia (Griffith University), India (Australian Academy of Science Early Career Fellowship – University of Pune) and Canada (Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Saskatchewan). Edward has supervised over 15 undergraduate special topics, 15 Honours PhD students in Australia and from overseas. Edward currently holds membership of the Endocrine Society of Australia, International Association of Stress Physiologists, Society for Experimental Biology, Australia & New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry and International Society for Wildlife Endocrinology.
Edward has published over 50 peer reviewed research in collaboration with Murdoch University, University of Melbourne, Macquarie Uni, Deakin Uni and Griffith University. He also has active on-going research collaboration in India, Canada, Brazil and USA.
Edward also provides consultation support based on Animal Welfare related work.
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