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Principal Investigator

Karl Iremonger 186x228Dr Karl Iremonger

Dr Karl Iremonger's biography
Email karl.iremonger@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 7300
Fax +64 3 479 7323
Department of Physiology website

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

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Iremonger Laboratory staff & students

Dharshini Ganeshan_webDharshini Ganeshan, Assistant Research Fellow
Molecular regulation of CRH neurons  Email dharshini.ganeshan@otago.ac.nz

Emmet Power_webEmmet Power, Research Fellow
Understanding sex differences in neural circuits controlling stress
Email emmet.power@otago.ac.nz

Calvin Young_webCalvin Young, Research Fellow
Probing neural stress circuit function in rodents and fish
Email calvin.young@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Power, E. M., Ganeshan, D., & Iremonger, K. J. (2023, August-September). Controlling stress at the terminal. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Hypothalamic Neuroscience & Neuroendocrinology Australasia (HNNA) Satellite, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Iremonger, K. J., Zheng, S., Focke, C., Power, E. M., & Kim, J. S. (2023, August-September). Dissociation of central and peripheral stress responses. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Hypothalamic Neuroscience & Neuroendocrinology Australasia (HNNA) Satellite, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Iremonger, K. J., Focke, C., Schwenke, D., & Zheng, S. (2023, August). Ultradian rhythms in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Poster session presented at the 17th New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Tripp, I. T., Iremonger, K. J., & Kim, J. S. (2023, August). Investigating the role of CRH neurons in the selection of defensive behaviours. Poster session presented at the 17th New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Campbell, G., Brown, R., & Iremonger, K. J. (2023, August). Investigating the influence of postpartum stress on anxiety and maternal motivation in dams and on offspring anxiety outcomes. Poster session presented at the 17th New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

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