News

5th September 2017 - Bradley's paper on oxytocin published.

Follow this link for the advanced online version (click link here).

15th May 2017 - Congratulations to Bradley and Julia.

Congratulations to Bradley for being awarded his MSc with distinction and Julia for winning the OMSRS summer student speaker award.

4th May 2017 - Caroline Focke joins the Iremonger lab.

Caroline will be using fibre photometry and miniscopes to record the activity of CRH neurons in vivo.

22nd March 2017 - Congratulations to Julia.

Congratulations to Julia for being awarded the best Biomedical Sciences summer student project as well as a University of Otago MSc scholarship.

2nd February 2017 - Hot off the T-shirt printing press.

Avaliable in tdTomato or GCaMP6f.

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5th January 2017 - Betina's image makes it into the 2017 BMS Calendar.

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16th December 2016 - Lottery Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Congratulations to Joon for being awarded both a Division of Health Sciences and Lottery Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. Unfortunately you only get to keep one!

9th December 2016 - Neurological Foundation of New Zealand Funding Awarded.

Funding from the Neurological Foundation has been awarded to study how stress networks function in vivo (click for link here).

2nd November 2016 - Bradley gets 2nd place in OMSRS student speaker awards.

Well done to Bradley who gave a great talk on his endocannabinoid research at the Otago Medical School Research Society (OMSRS) presentations the other night.

26th October 2016 - Article on stress and anxiety in North and South Magazine.

A nice article that Greg Anderson and myself contributed to (click for link here).

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27th July 2016 - Just a nice picture of the PVN.

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1st July 2016 - Health Research Council funding awarded.

Funding has been awarded for a collaborative research project led by Greg Anderson to study the effects of the neuropeptide RFRP-3 on stress and anxiety. Follow this link for a summary of all the research projects funded from investigators in the Centre for Neuroendocrinology (click link here).

1st June 2016 - Joon Kim joins the Iremonger lab.

Joon will be working on a project using fiber photometry to image the activity of CRH neurons in vivo.

29th February 2016 - Julia Gouws joins the Iremonger lab.

Julia will be working on a project using GCaMP6f to image the activity of CRH neurons in vitro.

18th January 2016 - Thibault Bittar joins the Iremonger lab.

Thibault is a MSc student from The University of Bordeaux who will be working in the lab for 6 months. His project will focus on understanding the dendritic and axonal structure of CRH neurons.

16th November 2015 - Effects of stress on the brain.

This short video from Ted-Ed summarises the effects of stress on the brain. Worth a watch: (or click here).

7th September 2015 - Sir John Eccles Speaker for 2015- Professor Jeff Lichtman.

The Department of Physiology and the Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience research group will be hosting Professor Lichtman from October 28th-30th. Professor Lichtman will be giving a public seminar on October 28th and a research seminar on October 29th. For more information about his research, see this short video: (Link). To arrange a meeting with Professor Lichtman while he is at Otago, please contact Karl Iremonger.

18th June 2015 - Early career award for Distinction in Research.

Karl has been awarded the University of Otago Early Career Award for Distinction in Research. For the full story, follow this link University of Otago Early Career Awards

15th May 2015 - Betina Nair joins the Iremonger lab.

Betina has just joined the lab and will be working on several projects trying to understand how CRH neurons are structured and how they interact with other neurons in the PVN.

20th February 2015 - Bradley Jamieson joins the Iremonger lab.

Bradley has just joined the lab and will be working on a project determining how neuropeptides released within the PVN regulate GABAergic inhibition onto CRH neurons.

2nd December 2014 - The Prime Minister's Science Prizes awarded.

Karl has been awarded the The Prime Minister's MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize for 2014. To find out more about what the prize was awarded for, follow this link to the Prime Minister's Science Prize website

20th November 2014 - Sir Charles Hercus Research Fellowship Success.

Karl has been awarded one of two Sir Charles Hercus Research Fellowships from the Health Research Council. This will provide research funding and salary support for four years.

3rd November 2014 - Marsden Fast Start Funding awarded to the lab.

We have been awarded 3 years of Marsden funding to study how the neuropeptide oxytocin regulates stress circuits in the hypothalamus. This project is a collaboration with Professor Valery Grinevich at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

1st October 2014 - Iremonger lab goes live.

The Iremonger lab is now up and running. We are part of the Centre for Neuroendocrinology here in the Department of Physiology, University of Otago. Positions are available in the lab, so please contact us.