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Name Dr Julie Townsend
Job title Senior Teaching Fellow
Department Centre for Applied Anatomy University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc, PhD(Nott)
Professional details
Keywords intra-pituitary control of fertility
gonadotroph cells
folliculostellate cells
lactotroph cells
control of fertility
Areas of expertise Research interests:

Investigations on the intra-pituitary control of fertility, with particular reference to the role of the associations between gonadotroph, lactotroph and folliculostellate cells in seasonally breeding species.

Investigations on prolactin action within the brain: how this may regulate the activity of neuronal circuits involved in the control of fertility.

Current projects include:

Signal transduction pathways and neuronal mechanisms underlying the central effects of PRL on the control of fertility.

Intra-pituitary fertility control.