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Fran Ebling

Professor of Neuroendocrinology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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    Queen's Medical Centre
    Nottingham
    NG7 2UH
    UK
  • work0115 82 30164
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Teaching Summary

I am currently Director of the BSc and MSci Neuroscience degrees. I convene a module on Neuroendocrinology (B12409) in year 2 of this course I contribute to many modules including… read more

Research Summary

Google scholar profile <http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=bseDQO8AAAAJ&hl=en> H-Factor 43

The overall aim of my research programme is to understand the hypothalamic control of energy metabolism and reproductive maturation. Projects exploit seasonal cycles in body weight in the Siberian hamster and transgenic mice as models to understand long-term regulation of caloric intake and expenditure. Current foci are on the role of hypothalamic thyroid hormone availability in regulating metabolism and the role of tanycytes as energy sensors and regulators of hypothalamic function, and central and peripheral actions of FGF21 in regulating energy metabolism.

Selected Publications

Current Research Group

  • Jo Lewis
  • Maxine Fowler
  • Cristina Coccu

Main collaborators

  • Kostas Tsintzas University of Nottingham
  • John Brameld, Tim Parr, Paul Loughna University of Nottingham
  • Perry Barrett The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen
  • Susan Anderson University of Nottingham @ Derby
  • Nick Dale University of Warwick
  • Ricardo Samms, Paul Emmerson, Tamar Coskun Eli Lilly, Indianapolis
  • Marie Pardon University of Nottingham
  • Lisa Chakraborti University of Nottingham
  • I am currently Director of the BSc and MSci Neuroscience degrees.
  • I convene a module on Neuroendocrinology (B12409) in year 2 of this course
  • I contribute to many modules including Introduction to Neuroscience (B11103), Autonomic Neurophysiology and Pharmacology (B12C03), Neuroanatomy and Neurodevelopment (B12311), The Ageing Brain, Current Topics in Neuroscience, and Neuroscience Laboratory Studies (B12304).
  • I supervise final year Honours research projects spread across BMedSci and BSc/MSci Neuroscience students.
  • As Director I chair the Neuroscience Teaching Groups and sit on the School of Life Sciences Science committee and Teaching and Learning Committee.
  • In Medicine, I assist with laboratory classes associated with Year 1 and 2 modules.

School of Life Sciences

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham NG7 2UH

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