Professor Allan Herbison, Centre for Neuroendocrinology, University of Otago, New Zealand
Allan Herbison is Director of the Centre for Neuroendocrinology and Professor of Physiology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. After graduating MBChB from Otago, and time in clinical practice, he undertook a PhD in neuroendocrinology at University of Cambridge. Allan spent a further 12 years as a Principal Investigator at The Babraham Institute and Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge before returning to Otago as Professor of Neuroendocrinology in 2003. He has pioneered the use of genetically-manipulated rodent models at molecular, cellular, and whole animal levels to interrogate the neuronal network controlling fertility and puberty onset.