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Patrice RosengraveResearch Fellow

Dip Nursing (Christchurch), PhD(Cant)

Email patrice.rosengrave@otago.ac.nz

Research interests

Dr Patrice Rosengrave is involved with a pilot study in the Christchurch Intensive Care Unit looking at the effects of intravenous vitamin C administration in in severe sepsis.

She was awarded a CMRF grant in 2017 to investigate the effects of vitamin C on quality of life outcomes in survivors of sepsis.

Dr Rosengrave has completed a Marsden Fast-Start project which investigated how male chinook salmon adjust sperm quality in response to social status. 

Research expertise

Vitamin C, post-copulation sexual selection, cryptic female choice, sperm competition, evolutionary reproductive biology, behavioural ecology, and evolutionary proteomics.

Teaching responsibilities

Lecturing pathophysiology in Nursing Science courses:

  • NURS444
  • NURS427

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Publications

Bartlett, M. J., Steeves, T. E., Gemmell, N. J., & Rosengrave, P. C. (2017). Sperm competition risk drives rapid ejaculate adjustments mediated by seminal fluid. eLIFE, 6, e28811. doi: 10.7554/eLife.28811

Pullar, J. M., Carr, A. C., Bozonet, S. M., Rosengrave, P., Kettle, A. J., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2017). Elevated seminal plasma myeloperoxidase is associated with a decreased sperm concentration in young men. Andrology, 5(3), 431-438. doi: 10.1111/andr.12327

Carr, A. C., Rosengrave, P. C., Bayer, S., Chambers, S., Mehrtens, J., & Shaw, G. M. (2017). Hypovitaminosis C and vitamin C deficiency in critically ill patients despite recommended enteral and parenteral intakes. Critical Care, 21, 300. doi: 10.1186/s13054-017-1891-y

Rosengrave, P., Montgomerie, R., & Gemmell, N. (2016). Cryptic female choice enhances fertilization success and embryo survival in Chinook salmon. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283(1827), 20160001. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0001

Bartlett, M. J., Grassl, J., Baer, B., Steeves, T. E., Gemmell, N. J., Montgomerie, R., & Rosengrave, P. (2016, August-September). Rapid adjustment of ejaculate quality in response to sperm competition risk. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Nelson, New Zealand.

Journal - Research Article

Bartlett, M. J., Steeves, T. E., Gemmell, N. J., & Rosengrave, P. C. (2017). Sperm competition risk drives rapid ejaculate adjustments mediated by seminal fluid. eLIFE, 6, e28811. doi: 10.7554/eLife.28811

Carr, A. C., Rosengrave, P. C., Bayer, S., Chambers, S., Mehrtens, J., & Shaw, G. M. (2017). Hypovitaminosis C and vitamin C deficiency in critically ill patients despite recommended enteral and parenteral intakes. Critical Care, 21, 300. doi: 10.1186/s13054-017-1891-y

Pullar, J. M., Carr, A. C., Bozonet, S. M., Rosengrave, P., Kettle, A. J., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2017). Elevated seminal plasma myeloperoxidase is associated with a decreased sperm concentration in young men. Andrology, 5(3), 431-438. doi: 10.1111/andr.12327

Rosengrave, P., Montgomerie, R., & Gemmell, N. (2016). Cryptic female choice enhances fertilization success and embryo survival in Chinook salmon. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283(1827), 20160001. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0001

Johnson, S. L., Villarroel, M., Rosengrave, P., Carne, A., Kleffmann, T., Lokman, P. M., & Gemmell, N. J. (2014). Proteomic analysis of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) ovarian fluid. PLoS ONE, 9(8), e104155. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104155

Evans, J. P., Rosengrave, P., Gasparini, C., & Gemmell, N. J. (2013). Delineating the roles of males and females in sperm competition. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280(1772), 20132047. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2047

Rosengrave, P., Taylor, H., Montgomerie, R., Metcalf, V., McBride, K., & Gemmell, N. J. (2009). Chemical composition of seminal and ovarian fluids of chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawtscha) and their effects on sperm motility traits. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology Part A, 152, 123-129. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.09.009

Rosengrave, P., Montgomerie, R., Metcalf, V. J., McBride, K., & Gemmell, N. J. (2009). Sperm traits in Chinook salmon depend upon activation medium: Implications for studies of sperm competition in fishes. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 87(10), 920-927. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddp442

Rosengrave, P., Gemmell, N. J., Metcalf, V., McBride, K., & Montgomerie, R. (2008). A mechanism for cryptic female choice in chinook salmon. Behavioral Ecology, 19(6), 1179-1185. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arn089

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Journal - Research Other

Carr, A., Pullar, J., Forbes, L., & Rosengrave, P. (2014). Working mothers are disadvantaged by limited funding for health research. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1398). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Rosengrave, P. (2013). Do females control sperm velocity and fertilisation success in Chinook salmon? Proceedings of the Centre for Reproduction and Genomics 5th Annual Research Colloquium. (pp. 12). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/crg/news/colloquium/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Bartlett, M. J., Grassl, J., Baer, B., Steeves, T. E., Gemmell, N. J., Montgomerie, R., & Rosengrave, P. (2016, August-September). Rapid adjustment of ejaculate quality in response to sperm competition risk. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Nelson, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Rosengrave, P. C. (2010). Ejaculate traits and ovarian fluid as a potential mechanism for cryptic female choice in chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) (PhD). University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. 140p.

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