Associate Professor Mhoyra Fraser

PhD, MPhil, DipSci, BSc

Biography

Dr Mhoyra Fraser is a neuroendocrinologist interested in fetal brain development and the HPA axis. She has contributed substantially to the understanding of fetal brain development and how this is disrupted when fetuses are deprived of oxygen or exposed to glucocorticoids.

Affiliations and collaborations

Senior lecturer, Dept Physiology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland

1. Collaboration with Professor John Hopkins, Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Edinburgh. Project title: preterm brain injury and the role of intrauterine infection and cytokines.

2. Collaboration with Associate Professor T Inder (St Louis- USA) & Prof C Winterbourne (CHCH, NZ).

3. Collaboration with Prof Alistair Gunn and Prof Laura Bennet, Dept Physiology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland

 

Research | Current

Preterm brain injury and developmental neuroendocrinology.

Teaching | Current

Senior lecturer, Dept Physiology, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Wassink, G., Davidson, J. O., Dhillon, S. K., Fraser, M., Galinsky, R., Bennet, L., & Gunn, A. J. (2017). Partial white and grey matter protection with prolonged infusion of recombinant human erythropoietin after asphyxia in preterm fetal sheep. Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 37 (3), 1080-1094. 10.1177/0271678x16650455
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alistair Gunn, Guido Wassink, Robert Galinsky, Laura Bennet
  • Liao, S., Vickers, M., Taylor, R., Jones, B., Fraser, M., McCowan, L., ... Perry, J. (2017). Maternal serum IGF-1, IGFBP-1 and 3, and placental growth hormone at 20 weeks' gestation in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia. Pregnancy Hypertension10.1016/j.preghy.2017.07.148
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Vickers, Lesley McCowan, Jo Perry, Rennae Taylor, Philip Baker
  • Liao, S., Vickers, M. H., Taylor, R. S., Jones, B., Fraser, M., McCowan, L. M. E., ... Perry, J. K. (2016). Human placental growth hormone is increased in maternal serum at 20 weeks of gestation in pregnancies with large-for-gestational-age babies. Growth factors (Chur, Switzerland), 34 (5-6), 203-209. 10.1080/08977194.2016.1273223
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33483
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Vickers, Rennae Taylor, Lesley McCowan, Jo Perry, Philip Baker
  • Fraser, M., Dhaliwal, C. K., Vickers, M. H., Krechowec, S. O., & Breier, B. H. (2016). Diet-induced obesity and prenatal undernutrition lead to differential neuroendocrine gene expression in the hypothalamic arcuate nuclei. Endocrine, 53 (3), 839-847. 10.1007/s12020-016-0918-5
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31405
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Vickers
  • Wassink, G., Davidson, J. O., Bennet, L., Fraser, M., & Gunn, A. J. (2015). Early infusion of recombinant erythropoietin is partially neuroprotective after profound asphyxia in preterm fetal sheep. Paper presented at 42nd Annual Meeting Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Society 2015. 9 August - 12 August 2015. 42nd Annual Meeting of the Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Society. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Guido Wassink, Laura Bennet, Alistair Gunn
  • Dhillon, S. K., Gunn, A. J., Jung, Y., Mathai, S., Bennet, L., & Fraser, M. (2015). Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Preconditioning Attenuates Apoptosis and Differentially Regulates TLR4 and TLR7 Gene Expression after Ischemia in the Preterm Ovine Fetal Brain. Developmental neuroscience, 37 (6), 497-514. 10.1159/000433422
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Laura Bennet, Alistair Gunn
  • Lear, C. A., Davidson, J. O., Booth, L. C., Wassink, G., Galinsky, R., Drury, P. P., ... Gunn, A. J. (2014). Biphasic changes in fetal heart rate variability in preterm fetal sheep developing hypotension after acute on chronic lipopolysaccharide exposure. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 307 (4), R387-R395. 10.1152/ajpregu.00110.2014
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Laura Bennet, Alistair Gunn, Guido Wassink, Paul Drury, Christopher Lear, Robert Galinsky
  • Galinsky, R., Jensen, E. C., Bennet, L., Mitchell, C. J., Gunn, E. R., Wassink, G., ... Gunn, A. J. (2014). Sustained sympathetic nervous system support of arterial blood pressure during repeated brief umbilical cord occlusions in near-term fetal sheep. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 306 (11), R787-R795. 10.1152/ajpregu.00001.2014
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Laura Bennet, Alistair Gunn, Guido Wassink, Robert Galinsky

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Primary location

2-6 PARK AVENUE - Bldg 529
Level 1, Room 134
2-6 PARK AVE
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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