Friday, 5 July 2019
Dr Karl Iremonger is interested in the brain circuits that regulate stress. Together with Prof Dave Grattan (Associate Investigator) he has now received funding from the New Zealand Health Research Council to investigate the neuronal mechanisms that control the changes in behaviour and stress levels during pregnancy and early motherhood over a period of 3 years.
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
PhD student Bradley Jamieson won the award for best oral presentation at the Brain Health Research Centre (BHRC) Symposium 2019 for his work on the regulation of fertility by the brain’s clock. Shivani Sethi took home the trophy for the best poster presentation of her PhD work on the brain networks that are involved in altered autonomous nervous system activity in diabetes.
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Kaj Kamstra just won a prize for his 3-minute presentation about his PhD work with zebrafish at the Postgraduate Symposium of the School of Biomedical Sciences.
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Eleni Hackwell from the Grattan Lab has been awarded a prize for the report on her summer research project on lactational infertility.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Drs Kristina Smiley and Teodora Georgescu have been awarded project support grants from the British Society for Neuroendocrinology to help in their research on the hormone prolactin.
Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Dr Richard Piet is one of the recent researchers to become a principal investigator in the Centre for Neuroendocrinology. “My research focuses on the neurophysiological regulation of the circadian clock,” Richard says, “and how that rhythm might impact reproduction.”
Monday, 4 February 2019
Associate Professor Christine Jasoni is a developmental biologist focused on understanding the developing brain and particularly how early life challenges affect the shaping of the brain.
Friday, 4 January 2019
The work of Dr Karl Iremonger’s laboratory provides insight into the neural systems that control stress and the changes that may occur in stress-related disorders.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Professor Allan Herbison is a neuroendocrinologist working with some of the strangest cells in the human body; gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons.
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Dr Joon Kim has secured 2 years of funding for a postdoctoral fellowship from the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand. The grant will help elucidating the role of stress-responsive neurons in the brain.
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
In pre-clinical trials, University of Otago researchers have discovered a promising new therapy that has the potential to be used clinically for improving survival rates for people who suffer a heart attack.
Monday, 26 November 2018
The New Zealand Health Research Council has just awarded Dr Rosie Brown with one of this year’s Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowships for her project “The neurobiology of maternal care; understanding the critical role of prolactin”.
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