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Miss Jessica Rose

PhD Student
School School of Biomedical Sciences
Location Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Phone (02) 6933 2154
Email
jrose@csu.edu.au

 

Project

The role of Gonadotrophin inhibitory hormone in the negative feedback action of testicular hormones in male sheep.

Summary

The overall aim of this project is to investigate a newly discovered hormone (gonadotrophin inhibitory hormone (GnIH)) and its role in the brain control over reproduction. GnIH inhibits gonadotrophin releasing hormone and additionally affects the levels of gonadotrophins (luteinising hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone) levels.

This project is part of a series of in vivo and in vitro studies in rams (intact and castrated) which aims to determine if testosterone action in the brain regulates reproduction via GnIH neurons. This study will expand on our understanding of GnIHs physiological actions and its neuroanatomical structures in the male and may lead to GnIH-based therapies to further reproduction management. 

Supervisors

Dr Christopher Scott, Dr Adam Hamlin and Prof Iain Clarke

Funding source

CSU Faculty of Science (COMPACT) Scholarship