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SEMINAR: Kisspeptin, Fertility and Fatness

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Today's date is Friday, November 15, 2019
Kisspeptin, Fertility and Fatness : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Other events...
The Seminar: Jeremy’s work represents an exciting new field of neuroendocrinology. The recent discovery of mice and humans lacking the kisspeptin receptor (Kiss1R) and their subsequent infertility has sparked scientists to explore the actions of kisspeptin. Kisspeptin is a neuropeptide and regulates reproduction by signalling directly to GnRH neurons. In addition to being expressed in GnRH neurons, Kiss1R is also expressed in other brain areas, suggesting that kisspeptin may have additional functions outside of governing reproduction. New research has now uncovered that this peptide plays an equally exciting role in the control of adiposity.

The Speaker: Jeremy Smith began his research career at The University of Western Australia, where he completed his PhD with Distinction in 2004. In 2003, Jeremy was awarded a NICHD Fellowship (US) and began post-doctoral research at the University of Washington. Here, Jeremy worked extensively on kisspeptin, a novel neuropeptide, vital in the neuroendocrine control of GnRH secretion and reproductive function. In 2006, Dr Smith was awarded a NHMRC Biomedical Fellowship and returned to Australia to work at the Department of Physiology, Monash University. Jeremy has now returned to UWA and the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology to continue his work and is funded by the NHMRC, ARC and is a recipient of an ARC Future Fellowship.
Speaker(s) Jeremy Smith, Future Fellow School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology, UWA
Location Room 1.81, Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology buiding north
Contact Debbie Hull <debbie.hull@uwa.edu.au> : 6488 3313
Start Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:00
End Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:00
Submitted by Debbie Hull <debbie.hull@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:54
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