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Dr Ivor Ebenezer

Visiting Lecturer



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

Research Interests

  1. The neural mechanisms involved in the control of fluid intake
  2. Developing methods to assess potential antidepressant activity in novel pharmacological compounds
  3. Pain and the roles of alternative methods, such as reflexology, in its treatment
  4. 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.


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