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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Academic background
Sciences, Health Sciences
Host campus
Dunedin
Qualifications
Master’s, PhD
Department
Anatomy
Supervisor
Dr Erik Wibowo

Overview

My team is investigating various aspects of sexual behaviour in rodents. Below are potential projects for postgraduate studies:

Project 1

Puberty is a sensitive time period for brain structural organization and differentiation, and stress during puberty may have long term impacts. I am interested in studying how exposure to chronic sleep deprivation (CSD) during puberty affects vulnerability to CSD exposure in adulthood. Outcome measures include sexual behaviour, weight, hormonal, and molecular changes.

Project 2

Androgen deprivation dampens sexual behaviour in male rodents. I am interested in studying whether a dopamine agonist can activate sexual behaviour in male rodents that have been deprived of androgens for a long period of time. If this is the case, what the molecular changes in the brain are that may account for the sexual activation.

Contact

Erik Wibowo
Tel   +64 3 470 4692
Email   erik.wibowo@otago.ac.nz