University of Otago.Department of Physiology.Department of Physiology.

Brown Lab

Professor Colin Brown

Colin Brown

Professor/Deputy HoD (Research)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4797354
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: colin.brown@otago.ac.nz

Member of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience.

The Brown laboratory is part of the University of Otago Centre for Neuroendocrinology.

Research interests

Our research group principally uses electrophysiology and immunohistochemistry to determine how the brain controls birth, lactation, food intake and water balance. We currently focus 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. We are 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.

Keywords

Oxytocin, vasopressin, hypothalamus, dehydration, hypertension

Projects

Current funding

Previous funding

Collaborators

Lab personnel

Dr Rachael Augustine

Rachael Augustine

Zsuzsanna Barad

Zsuzsanna Barad

Greg Bouwer

Greg Bouwer

Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Aaron Korpal

Aaron Korpal

Shalini Kumar

Shalini Kumar

Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy

Dr Xander Seymour

Xander Seymour


Previous lab personnel

Selected publications

Reviews

Commentaries & editorials

Book chapters

Teaching

Dr Rachael Augustine

Rachael Augustine

Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4703442
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: rachael.augustine@otago.ac.nz

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Zsuzsanna Barad

Zsuzsanna Barad

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: zsuzsanna.barad@otago.ac.nz

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Greg Bouwer

Greg Bouwer

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4703440
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: gregory.bouwer@otago.ac.nz

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown

BSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4215
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: broem054@student.otago.ac.nz

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Aaron Korpal

Aaron Korpal

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: koraa786@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: Neurohumoral interactions in the development of hypertension

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Shalini Kumar

Shalini Kumar

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: kumsh868@student.otago.ac.nz

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Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: royra662@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: Cardiac modulation of cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (CSNA) following acute MI

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Dr Xander Seymour

Xander Seymour

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4703441
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: xander.seymour@otago.ac.nz

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I spent my summer doing something that I'm passionate about!

Erin Hoskins - Summer Research Student 2009/2010