I am interested in defining how the gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons, well established as the ultimate downstream regulators of the central control of reproductive function, are regulated by the multitude of external and internal cues necessary for successful fertility.
At the Centre for Neuroendocrinology I am investigating the synaptic regulation of GnRH neurons, with particular emphasis on the innervation to their lengthy dendrites, through a variety of morphological imaging and transgenic mouse model approaches. In addition to understanding the regulation of normal fertility, I am also interested in addressing the central neuroendocrine abnormalities of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), the leading cause of infertility in women.
Current and proposed projects:
- Exploring the neuroendocrine mechanisms of PCOS
- Mechanisms of pulse generation in the GnRH neuronal network
- Steroid induced structural plasticity within the GnRH neuronal network
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
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Campbell Laboratory staff & students
Maggie Evans, Research Fellow
Kelly Glendining, Research Fellow
Kay Potapov, Assistant Research Fellow
Mel Prescott, Assistant Research Fellow
Role of the brain in PCOS
Celine Camon, PhD student
Emily Lott, B Biomed Sci student
Phoebe Trolove, Pg Dip Sci student
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Glendining, K. A., & Campbell, R. E. (2023). Recent advances in emerging PCOS therapies. Current Opinion in Pharmacology, 68, 102345. doi: 10.1016/j.coph.2022.102345
Campbell, R. (2022, July). Illuminating the role of the brain in polycystic ovary syndrome. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Inaugural Professorial Lecture].
Emanuel, R. H. K., Roberts, J., Docherty, P. D., Lunt, H., Campbell, R. E., & Möller, K. (2022). A review of the hormones involved in the endocrine dysfunctions of polycystic ovary syndrome and their interactions. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 13, 1017468. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2022.1017468
Evans, M. C., Campbell, R. E., & Anderson, G. M. (2022). Physiological regulation of leptin as an integrative signal of reproductive readiness [Review]. Current Opinion in Pharmacology, 67, 102321. doi: 10.1016/j.coph.2022.102321
Sugrue, V. J., Garratt, M., Campbell, R. E., & Hore, T. A. (2022). Androgens and the epigenetic clock. Proceedings of the joint ESA-SRB-APEG-NZSE Annual Scientific Meeting. 13. Retrieved from https://www.esa-srb-apeg-nzse.org