Colin Brown
Department of Physiology

Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913

New Zealand
Phone: 4797354
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

A Blurb about Me

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.