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Stephen Bunn 186x228Associate Professor Stephen Bunn

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Research interests

Stephen's major research interest at the Centre for Neuroendocrinology was in the neuroendocrinology of stress.

His research focused on two major areas. First, understanding the complex regulation of the adrenal medullary chromaffin cell, specifically how it regulates its secretory output of catecholamines and peptides in response to multiple stress-activated inputs. A lot of the work was directed at understanding how cytokines interact with this stress response.

The second major interest concerned the role of another cytokine, prolactin, on the stress axis. Specifically, Stephen was interested in how stressors alter prolactin secretion from the pituitary and what role this prolactin then plays in stress adaptation under different physiological states.

Publications

Papaioannou, P., Yip, J., Georgescu, T., & Bunn, S. (2022). Lactation-induced desynchronization of the hypothalamic tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neurons. In L. Wilson, H. Harcombe, P. Jayakaran, L. Burga, J. Antony, K. Morgaine, M. Garelja, A. Middleton, M. Anwar & T. Milne (Eds.), Proceedings of the 263rd Otago Medical School Research Society (OMSRS) Meeting: PhD Student Speaker Awards. Dunedin, New Zealand: OMSRS. Retrieved from https://ourarchive.otago.ac.nz/handle/10523/12839

Papaioannou, P., Yip, J., Georgescu, T., & Bunn, S. (2022, August-September). Real-time Ca2+ imaging of the tuberoinfundibular dopaminergic neuronal in virgin and lactating rats. Poster session presented at the 16th New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Cromb, P., Yip, S. H., & Bunn, S. J. (2022, August-September). Detection of enkephalin release from hypothalamic rat brain slices using biosensor cells. Poster session presented at the 16th New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Alisawi, S. A., & Bunn, S. J. (2022, August-September). Investigating prolactin receptor expression in the mouse adrenal glands. Poster session presented at the 16th New Zealand Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Aye, W., Georgescu, T., & Bunn, S. (2021). Ca2+-imaging in rat adrenal slices reveal chromaffin cell heterogeneity. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1537), (pp. 105-106). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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