Ravinder did her M.Phil. and Ph.D. (1996) from the Department of Zoology at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Following numerous awards and publications in India, with appointments to Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the same university, she moved first to Germany in 2001, to extend her research on male reproductive physiology and cell biology. Then in 2004 she moved to the University of Adelaide in Australia where she helped establish a new laboratory for Molecular Reproductive Biology. Following a brief period as Lecturer in Physiology and Medical Sciences at the University of South Australia, in 2010 she was recruited back to Germany as Head of the Department for Reproductive Cell Biology at a Leibniz Institute, with additional teaching responsibilities at the University of Rostock. She then moved her laboratory to the University of Nottingham in 2013, where in the School of Biosciences, she is specializing in the cell biology of male and female reproductive tissues, as well as in the development of novel assay systems supporting both human and veterinary clinical science.
- Endocrinology and physiology of male and female reproduction in humans and domestic species, looking at foetal development as well as puberty and adult function.
- Cell culture of primary and secondary cell systems from human and domestic species, with emphasis on both male and female reproductive physiology.
- Cell signalling, particularly studying the role of novel GPCRs in reproductive cells and tissues.
- Development of novel immunoassays for the measurement of hormones and signalling molecules in a variety of different matrices, mostly employing a time-resolved fluorescence immunoassay (TRFIA) platform.
I teach in the following UG and PG modules
Introductory Physiology (D212Z5)
Reproductive Physiology (D223Z7)
Endocrinology Control Systems (D224A6) (joint coordinator)
Reproduction and Fertility (D236Z5)
Academic Development and Employability skills (D21BP1)
M Med Sci Assisted Reproduction Technology (D34BIO)
The role of the neohormones relaxin and INSL3, and their G-protein coupled receptors, in male and female reproduction. In the male this relates to foetal development, puberty and aging; in the… read more
TOFT, GUNNAR, JONSSON, BO A. G., BONDE, JENS PETER, NORGAARD-PEDERSEN, BENT, HOUGAARD, DAVID M., COHEN, ARIEH, LINDH, CHRISTIAN H., IVELL, RICHARD, ANAND-IVELL, RAVINDER and LINDHARD, MORTEN S., 2016. Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Concentrations in Amniotic Fluid, Biomarkers of Fetal Leydig Cell Function, and Cryptorchidism and Hypospadias in Danish Boys (1980-1996) ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES. 124(1), 151-156 HAGEN, CASPER P., MIERITZ, MIKKEL G., NIELSEN, JOHN E., ANAND-IVELL, RAVINDER, IVELL, RICHARD and JUUL, ANDERS, 2015. Longitudinal assessment of circulating insulin-like peptide 3 levels in healthy peripubertal girls FERTILITY AND STERILITY. 103(3), 780-U502
JENSEN, MORTEN SONDERGAARD, ANAND-IVELL, RAVINDER, NORGAARD-PEDERSEN, BENT, JONSSON, BO A. G., BONDE, JENS PETER, HOUGAARD, DAVID M., COHEN, ARIEH, LINDH, CHRISTIAN H., IVELL, RICHARD and TOFT, GUNNAR, 2015. Amniotic Fluid Phthalate Levels and Male Fetal Gonad Function EPIDEMIOLOGY. 26(1), 91-99