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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
$300,000

Associate Professor Greg Anderson, Anatomy
Deconstructing the neuroendocrine requirements for puberty onset and ovulation
$960,000

Dr Rebecca Campbell, Physiology
Androgen excess and the female brain
$960,000

Professor Brian Hyland, Physiology
Defining the brain circuits that interface hunger state with reward signalling to guide food consumption
$959,000

Dr Karl Iremonger, Physiology
The sex of stress: Understanding sex differences in neural circuits controlling stress
$958,000

You can read more about each project here.