The neuroendocrinology of stress

Researchers in the CNE are interested in understanding how neuroendocrine systems control and respond to stress. Research is directed at characterising stress-induced activation of specific neuroendocrine cell populations, and at investigating the integrated neuroendocrinological response to stress under a variety of physiological states. Current research questions are -

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Hypothalamic neural circuits controlling stress

Stress Adrenal Gland

The adrenal's role in the stress response

  • How does the adrenal gland integrate multiple stress inputs?
    Stephen Bunn
  • Does the immune system modulate adrenal activity?
    Stephen Bunn
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Neuroendocrine adaptations associated with stress

How does pregnancy and lactation affect the stress response?
Dave Grattan   Stephen Bunn 

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Centre for Neuroendocrinology Centre for Neuroendocrinology University of Otago