Early-life nutrition modulates the development of the reproductive neuroendocrine system. In my webinar, I will discuss how nutrition during early development can program key cellular and molecular alterations in the hypothalamus and how those modifications can impact puberty and subsequent fertility in ruminants.
Dr. Andrew Pask is a Professor in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on development of the reproductive system and particularly the influence of hormones and endocrine disruptors on reproductive disease. Using mouse, human and marsupial models his research has redefined the role of hormones in gonadal and penis development and the developmental and molecular mechanisms driving sexual differentiation.