Dr Ivor Ebenezer
PhD in Neuropharmacology (Dept. of Pharmacological Sciences, Medical School, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK), Post-Doctoral research in neuroscience: (Dept. of Anatomy, Medical School, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK). Present position: Principal Lecturer in Neuropharmacology - School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
- The neural mechanisms involved in the control of fluid intake
- Developing methods to assess potential antidepressant activity in novel pharmacological compounds
- Pain and the roles of alternative methods, such as reflexology, in its treatment
- The neural regulation of appetite, food intake and energy homeostasis
- Leptin as a short-term peripheral satiety factor.
- Central GABA-B receptors and the regulation of short-term food intake and long term energy homeostasis.
- The roles of glutamate and 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) in the regulation of food intake.