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Anderson Laboratory

Research interests

My research group’s interests are focused on the regulation of fertility by hormones such as leptin, insulin that provide the brain with information about the body’s nutritional status, and on the effects of a recently discovered group of brain cells called RFRP neurons on fertility and stress responses (such as anxiety). Beyond our focused basic research projects, our ‘big picture’ goal is the development of new and improved treatments for infertility and anxiety-related disorders; both of which are unseen conditions experienced by a large proportion of modern societies. For example, we are currently developing drugs that combat the anxiety-promoting effects of RFRP neurons. The Anderson Research Group is based in the Department of Anatomy and forms one of the laboratories that make up University of Otago's Centre for Neuroendocrinology.

Clinical conditions

  • Infertility
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Chronic anxiety disorders

Professor Anderson's researcher profile

List of publications for Greg Anderson (Google Scholar)

Anderson Laboratory staff and students


Caroline Decourt_webDr Caroline Decourt, Postdoctoral Fellow
Neuroendocrine requirements for puberty onset
Email caroline.decourt@otago.ac.

Megan InglisMegan Inglis, Research Technician
Email megan.inglis@otago.ac.nz

Romy Kerbus_webRomy Kerbus, PhD student
Metabolic and reproductive consequences of PCOS
Email kerro860@student.otago.ac.nz

Rebecca Lord_webRebecca Lord, PhD student
Signalling pathways used by the hormone leptin to support puberty
Email lorre527@student.otago.ac.nz

India Sawyer_webIndia Sawyer, PhD student
RFRP neuron actions on stress and reproduction, and characterization of novel RFRP-3 antagonists
Email india.sawyer@otago.ac.nz

Sushanth Yadhav, Honours student

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Publications

Zhou, Y., Richard, S., Batchelor, N. J., Oorschot, D. E., Anderson, G. M., & Pankhurst, M. W. (2022). Anti-Müllerian hormone-mediated preantral follicle atresia is a key determinant of antral follicle count in mice. Human Reproduction. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deac204

Lord, R. A., Juengel, J. L., & Anderson, G. M. (2022, August-September). A novel leptin receptor mutation causes delayed puberty onset in mice. Poster session presented at the New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Zhou, Y., Richard, S., Batchelor, N. J., Oorschot, D. E., Anderson, G. M., & Pankhurst, M. W. (2022, August-September). Anti-Müllerian hormone-mediated preantral follicle atresia is a key determinant of antral follicle counts in mice. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Kerbus, R. I., & Anderson, G. M. (2022, August-September). Do androgen actions on AgRP neurons contribute to the PCOS phenotype? Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Zhou, Y., Neyt, C., Batchelor, N. J., Jaafar Amsak, K., Anderson, G. M., Kelley, R., Jasoni, C. L., Girling, J. E., & Pankhurst, M. W. (2022, August-September). AMH modulates luteinising hormone secretion during pregnancy in a mouse miscarriage model. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.