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Physiology profile

Dr Jamie McQuillan

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Physiology
QualificationsBSc MSc PhD
Research summaryNeuroendocrinology; Neural regulation of fertility
Memberships
  • Brain Health Research Centre
  • Brain Research New Zealand

Research

I am investigating the role of Kisspeptin neurons in the generation of pulsatile lutenising hormone (LH) secretion, and ultimately the role they play in maintaining fertility.

Publications

McQuillan, H. J., Han, S. Y., Cheong, I., & Herbison, A. E. (2019). GnRH pulse generator activity across the estrous cycle of female mice. Endocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1210/en.2019-00193

McQuillan, H. J., Nakagawa, S., & Mercer, A. R. (2014). Juvenile hormone enhances aversive learning performance in 2-day old worker honey bees while reducing their attraction to queen mandibular pheromone. PLoS ONE, 9(11), e112740. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112740

Geddes, L. H., McQuillan, H. J., Aiken, A., Vergoz, V., & Mercer, A. R. (2013). Steroid hormone (20-hydroxyecdysone) modulates the acquisition of aversive olfactory memories in pollen forager honeybees. Learning & Memory, 20, 399-409. doi: 10.1101/lm.030825.113

Mustard, J. A., Vergoz, V., Mesce, K. A., Klukas, K. A., Beggs, K. T., Geddes, L. H., McQuillan, H. J., & Mercer, A. R. (2012). Dopamine signaling in the bee. In C. G. Galizia, D. Eisenhardt & Giurfa (Eds.), Honeybee neurobiology and behavior: A tribute to Randolf Menzel. (pp. 199-209). Dordrecht, TheNetherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-2099-2_16

McQuillan, H. J., Nakagawa, S., & Mercer, A. R. (2012). Mushroom bodies of the honeybee brain show cell population-specific plasticity in expression of amine-receptor genes. Learning & Memory, 19(4), 151-158. doi: 10.1101/lm.025353.111

Chapter in Book - Research

Mustard, J. A., Vergoz, V., Mesce, K. A., Klukas, K. A., Beggs, K. T., Geddes, L. H., McQuillan, H. J., & Mercer, A. R. (2012). Dopamine signaling in the bee. In C. G. Galizia, D. Eisenhardt & Giurfa (Eds.), Honeybee neurobiology and behavior: A tribute to Randolf Menzel. (pp. 199-209). Dordrecht, TheNetherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-2099-2_16

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Journal - Research Article

McQuillan, H. J., Han, S. Y., Cheong, I., & Herbison, A. E. (2019). GnRH pulse generator activity across the estrous cycle of female mice. Endocrinology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1210/en.2019-00193

McQuillan, H. J., Nakagawa, S., & Mercer, A. R. (2014). Juvenile hormone enhances aversive learning performance in 2-day old worker honey bees while reducing their attraction to queen mandibular pheromone. PLoS ONE, 9(11), e112740. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112740

Geddes, L. H., McQuillan, H. J., Aiken, A., Vergoz, V., & Mercer, A. R. (2013). Steroid hormone (20-hydroxyecdysone) modulates the acquisition of aversive olfactory memories in pollen forager honeybees. Learning & Memory, 20, 399-409. doi: 10.1101/lm.030825.113

McQuillan, H. J., Nakagawa, S., & Mercer, A. R. (2012). Mushroom bodies of the honeybee brain show cell population-specific plasticity in expression of amine-receptor genes. Learning & Memory, 19(4), 151-158. doi: 10.1101/lm.025353.111

McQuillan, H. J., Barron, A. B., & Mercer, A. R. (2012). Age- and behaviour-related changes in the expression of biogenic amine receptor genes in the antennae of honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 198(10), 753-761. doi: 10.1007/s00359-012-0745-y

McQuillan, H. J., Kusakabe, M., & Young, G. (2011). Effects of chronic manipulation of adrenocorticotropic hormone levels in Chinook salmon on expression of interrenal steroidogenic acute regulatory protein and steroidogenic enzymes. General & Comparative Endocrinology, 174, 156-165. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2011.08.014

Divers, S. L., McQuillan, H. J., Matsubara, H., Todo, T., & Lokman, P. M. (2010). Effects of reproductive stage and 11-ketotestosterone on LPL mRNA levels in the ovary of the shortfinned eel. Journal of Lipid Research, 51, 3250-3258. doi: 10.1194/jlr.M009027

Fleming, J. S., McQuillan, H. J., Millier, M. J., & Sellar, G. C. (2009). Expression of ovarian tumour suppressor OPCML in the female CD-1 mouse reproductive tract. Reproduction, 137(4), 721-726. doi: 10.1530/rep-08-0511

Vergoz, V., McQuillan, H. J., Geddes, L. H., Pullar, K., Nicholson, B. J., Paulin, M. G., & Mercer, A. R. (2009). Peripheral modulation of worker bee responses to queen mandibular pheromone. PNAS, 106(49), 20930-20935. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0907563106

Fleming, J. S., McQuillan, H. J., Millier, M. J., Beaugié, C. R., & Livingstone, V. (2007). E-cadherin expression and bromodeoxyuridine incorporation during development of ovarian inclusion cysts in age-matched breeder and incessantly ovulated CD-1 mice. Reproductive Biology & Endocrinology, 5. Retrieved from http://www.rbej.com/1477-7827/5/14

McQuillan, H. J., Lokman, P. M., & Young, G. (2003). Effects of sex steroids, sex, and sexual maturity on cortisol production: An in vitro comparison of chinook salmon and rainbow trout interrenals. General & Comparative Endocrinology, 133, 154-163.

Kusakabe, M., Todo, T., McQuillan, J., Goetz, F. W., & Young, G. (2002). Characterization and expression of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR) and MLN64 cDNAs in trout. Endocrinology, 143, 2062-2070.

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