Senior Lecturer in Anatomy

Centre for Applied Anatomy
University of Bristol, Southwell Street, Bristol, BS2 8EJ
0117 928 8332 (ext 88332)
d.tortonese@bristol.ac.uk

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Level 1 BVSc, VETS 10012 Animal Health Sciences 1 unit, 'Endocrine and Reproductive Systems' module.
  • Level 1 BVSc, VETS 10012 Animal Health Sciences 1 unit, 'Endocrine and Reproductive Anatomy' module.
  • Level 2 BVSc, VETS 20014 Animal Health Sciences 2 unit, ‘Musculoskeletal Systems' module.
  • Level 3 ANAT 30001 Ageing, Disease and Dysfunction unit, ‘Reproductive Neuroendocrinology’ section.
  • Unit 4, MEDIM001 Research Club unit, MRes Health Sciences Research.
  • Post-graduate teaching.

Interests

My research focuses on the neuroendocrine regulation of fertility. The specific aim is to identify the signal transduction pathways and the neural, cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the control of gonadotrophin and prolactin secretion during naturally occurring temporal changes in fertility. To this end, we have employed in vivo and in vitro strategies in an integrated manner using immortalised cell lines and four experimental animal models. Overall, this approach has allowed us to investigate the topic from its molecular basis to whole animal systems. We have also developed a parallel research line on equine biological rhythms to assess the molecular and neuroendocrine responses to jet lag and their effects on athletic performance in racehorses.

Other responsibilities

  • Programme Director, MRes in Health Science Research.
  • Programme Director, BSc Anatomical Science.
  • Graduate Tutor, Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy.
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS).
  • Biological Safety Officer.
  • Unit Organiser, Level 3 ANAT 30002 Normal Structure & Function of the Body unit.
  • Unit Organiser, Level 3 ANAT 30001 Ageing, Disease and Dysfunction unit.
  • Unit Organiser, MEDIM001 Research Club unit, MRes Health Sciences Research.
  • University Academic Ambassador.

Further information for Dr Tortonese

Dr Domingo Tortonese

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