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Oxytocin Neurons: Keys to Unlocking Brain Function

Oxytocin Neurons: Keys to Unlocking Brain Function

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When:

  • Tue 4 Oct ’16, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where:

Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, 290 Leith Walk, Dunedin

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

The Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series 2016.

This is a public event to celebrate Colin Brown's promotion to Professor in the Department of Physiology, Otago School of Medical Sciences, Division of Health Sciences.

Professor Brown's research group principally uses electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry to determine how the brain controls birth, lactation, food intake, and water balance. It is currently focused on the control of the secretion of the hormone, oxytocin, which is necessary for birth and lactation, and is involved in driving increased food intake during pregnancy.

His lab is also investigating how vasopressin (anti-diuretic hormone) neurons prevent water loss in the urine to protect from dehydration, and how malfunction of vasopressin neurons might contribute to the development of hypertension.

Refreshments will be provided after Professor Brown's lecture. All welcome.

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