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Marsden Grants to five BHRC researchers

Friday 3 November 2017 12:26pm

Congratulations to FIVE BHRC members who have been awarded Marsden grants!

The Marsden Fund is a highly competitive and prestigious fund, administered by the Royal Society Te Aparangi on behalf of the Government. Only 12% of preliminary proposals nationally go on to secure funding.

Four BHRC researchers had their projects funded, and another was awarded a "Fast Start", which is designed to support outstanding researchers who are early in their careers.

They are:
Dr Rosemary Brown, Anatomy (Fast Start)
The neurobiology of maternal behaviour - dissecting the role of prolactin in the medial preoptic area

Associate Professor Greg Anderson, Anatomy
Deconstructing the neuroendocrine requirements for puberty onset and ovulation

Dr Rebecca Campbell, Physiology
Androgen excess and the female brain

Professor Brian Hyland, Physiology
Defining the brain circuits that interface hunger state with reward signalling to guide food consumption

Dr Karl Iremonger, Physiology
The sex of stress: Understanding sex differences in neural circuits controlling stress

You can read more about each project here.