Laboratories

  • Assocociate Professor Greg Anderson
  • Professor Colin Brown
  • Associate Professor Stephen Bunn
Department of Anatomy
  • Nutritional factors regulating fertility
  • Role of RF amide-related peptide in mammalian reproduction
Department of Physiology
  • Central regulation of reproduction and water balance by oxytocin and vasopressin neurons
Department of Anatomy
  • Cellular interactions regulating catecholamine release from the adrenal medulla
  • Mechanisms regulating tyrosine hydroxylase activity in the brain
  • Dr Rebecca Campbell
  • Assoc Prof John Evans
  • Assoc Prof Dave Grattan
Department of Physiology
  • The spatial distribution of synaptic inputs to GnRH dendrites
  • Pulse generation in the GnRH neuronal network
  • Primary cilia in GnRH neuron development and the regulation of fertility
  • The neuroendocrine mechanisms of PCOS
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Christchurch School of Medicine
  • Peptidergic regulation of LH and FSH release from the anterior pituitary gland
  • Use of mathematical models and nanotechnology to assist in analysing and directing the pituitary studies
Department of Anatomy
  • Control of prolactin secretion
  • Regulation of body weight and glucose homeostasis
  • Neuroendocrine adaptations of the maternal brain
  • Prof Allan Herbison
  • Dr Christine Jasoni
  • Dr Christine Jasoni
Department of Physiology
  • GnRH neuron biology
  • Steroid actions on the brain
Department of Physiology
  • Control of the neuroendocrine stress response
  • Mechanisms regulating CRH neuron excitability
  • Plasticity of synaptic inputs onto CRH neurons
Department of Anatomy
  • Axon growth and connectivity during development of body weight regulation centres
  • Influence of diet on epigenetic control of brain development
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Dr Richard Piet
    • Dr Alex Tups
    Department of Physiology
    • Neurophysiological mechanisms involved in regulating the activity of the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons
    • Afferent control of GnRH neurons by kisspeptin neurons
    • Regulation of kisspeptin neurons by circulating gonadal steroid hormones and by the circadian clock.

    Department of Physiology
    • Neuroendocrine regulation of metabolism
    • Novel pathways that are involved in the neuroendocrine control of glucose metabolism and in Alzheimer's Disease
    • Neuroendocrinology of nutrition related diseases
    Centre for Neuroendocrinology Centre for Neuroendocrinology University of Otago