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School of the Biological Sciences



Professor of Neuroendocrinology, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Allan Herbison studies the properties and functioning of the key neural populations controlling fertility in mammals: the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons and the kisspeptin neurons. Together, these cells generate the “pulse” and “surge” patterns of hormone secretion that are responsible for the initiation of puberty and the subsequent maintenance of reproductive function in adult males and females. Learn more


Research Areas

Neural networks


Cellular and systems neuroscience
In vivo hormone analysis
In vivo imaging neural activity
Brain slice electrophysiology and calcium imaging

Research Themes

   Reproduction, Development and Lifelong Health