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- Academic background
- Health Sciences, Sciences
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- Master's, PhD
- Associate Professor Rebecca Campbell
Research in the Campbell lab is aimed at understanding the brain circuits that regulate fertility and the central defects that contribute to infertility. We are particularly focused on understanding how brain wiring and communication is altered in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a common endocrine disorder characterised by androgen excess.
For the appropriate student, a project will be developed to better understand the central defects that may underpin the neuroendocrine pathology of PCOS in a pre-clinical model of the syndrome. Projects in the laboratory typically involve working with transgenic mouse models, immunohistochemistry, light and confocal microscopy, the application of imaging software and analysis, and other neuroscience tools.
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