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.
Iremonger Laboratory staff & students
Dharshini Ganeshan, Assistant Research Fellow
Molecular regulation of CRH neurons
Joon Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow
Regulation of CRH neuron activity dynamics in vivo
Emmet Power, Postdoctoral Fellow
Understanding sex differences in neural circuits controlling stress
Shaojie Zheng, PhD student
Control of ultradian stress hormone rhythms by hypothalamic CRH neurons
Jamie Paul, Honours student
Isaac Tripp, Honours student
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Nair, B. B., Khant Aung, Z., Porteous, R., Prescott, M., Glendining, K. A., Jenkins, D. E., Augustine, R. A., … Yip, S. H., Bouwer, G. T., Brown, C. H., Jasoni, C. L., Campbell, R. E., Bunn, S. J., Anderson, G. M., Grattan, D. R., Herbison, A. E., & Iremonger, K. J. (2021). Impact of chronic variable stress on neuroendocrine hypothalamus and pituitary in male and female C57BL/6J mice. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jne.12972
Perkinson, M. R., Kim, J. S., Brown, C. H., & Iremonger, K. J. (2020). Characterisation of an oxytocin-ires-cre mouse model for recording oxytocin neuron bursts in behaving mice. FASEB Journal, 34(Suppl. 1). doi: 10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.03560
Abbasi, M., Perkinson, M., Brown, C., & Iremonger, K. (2020). Kisspeptin regulation of oxytocin neuron activity in late pregnancy. FASEB Journal, 34(Suppl. 1). doi: 10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.02418
Focke, C. M. B., & Iremonger, K. J. (2020). Rhythmicity matters: Circadian and ultradian patterns of HPA axis activity. Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology, 501, 110652. doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2019.110652
Focke, C. M. B., & Iremonger, K. (2019, September). Do hypothalamic CRH neurons express circadian and ultradian activity patterns? Verbal presentation at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.