A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.
- Academic background
- Sciences, Health Sciences
- Host campus
- Master’s, PhD
- Dr Rosie Brown
Mammals give birth to dependent offspring and significant parental involvement is required to ensure offspring survive. During pregnancy and in the early postpartum period, hormones act on neural circuitry to bring about the timely display of maternal behaviour by the mother. We aim to investigate how hormones modulate neural circuitry during this time to bring about the required changes in parental behaviour.
This PhD project will involve in vivo manipulation of specific neural circuits to determine how hormones act to direct different aspects of social behaviour.