Research interests

At the Centre for Neuroendocrinology, our research focuses on understanding how the excitability of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) neurons is regulated. CRH neurons are activated in response to stress and are responsible for controlling the levels of stress hormones in the body.

We are particularly interested in determining how changes in synaptic inputs and dendritic excitability regulate CRH neuron activity and function.

Clinical conditions

  • Stress
  • Depression

Associate Professor Karl Iremonger's researcher profile

List of publications for Karl Iremonger (Google Scholar)

Iremonger Laboratory staff & students

Dharshini Ganeshan_webDharshini Ganeshan, Assistant Research Fellow
Molecular regulation of CRH neurons

Joon Kim_webJoon Kim, Research Fellow
Regulation of CRH neuron activity dynamics in vivo

Emmet Power_webEmmet Power, Research Fellow
Understanding sex differences in neural circuits controlling stress

Calvin Young_webCalvin Young, Research Fellow
Probing neural stress circuit function in rodents and fish

Shaojie Zheng_webShaojie Zheng, PhD student
Control of ultradian stress hormone rhythms by hypothalamic CRH neurons

Greer Campbell, B Biomed Sci student

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Principal Investigator

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Dr Karl Iremonger


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