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Dr Anica Klockars

Lecturer

Qualifications: PhD (medicine), Uppsala, Sweden

About Anica

In my research, I study the relationship between brain activity in social deficit disorders and neuroendocrine parameters by using a combination of genetic, molecular, pharmacological and behavioural approaches.

Research Supervised

PhD

  • Gartner, Sarah (completed in 2018). The investigation of protein composition in milk formula and its effects on central satiety and reward-related systems.
  • Head, Mitchell (in progress).
  • Wood, Erin (in progress).

MSc (Research)

  • Fehlmann, Tiffany (in progress)
  • Laloli, Kathryn (2017). Neuroendocrine changes uderlying aberrant food selectivity in rat models of autism spectrum disorder.
  • Mitchell Head (2017). Effect of novel ketamine-analogue R5 on brain
    activation and select behavioural parameters.

Teaching Commitments

Expertise

Animal Behaviour; Biology; Disabilities; Genetics; Health; Human Behaviour; Molecular Biology; Science

social deficit disorders, food intake

Recent Publications

  • Klockars, O. A., Klockars, A., Levine, A. S., & Olszewski, P. K. (2018). Oxytocin administration in the basolateral and central nuclei of amygdala moderately suppresses food intake. NeuroReport, 29(6), 504-510. doi:10.1097/WNR.0000000000001005

  • Gartner, S. N., Klockars, A., Prosser, C., Carpenter, E. A., Levine, A. S., & Olszewski, P. K. (2018). Identification of central mechanisms underlying anorexigenic effects of intraperitoneal l-tryptophan. Neuroreport, 29(15), 1293-1300. doi:10.1097/WNR.0000000000001110

  • Gartner, S. N., Aidney, F., Klockars, A., Prosser, C., Carpenter, E. A., Isgrove, K., . . . Olszewski, P. K. (2018). Intragastric preloads of L-tryptophan reduce ingestive behavior via oxytocinergic neural mechanisms in male mice. Appetite, 125, 278-286. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2018.02.015 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12061

  • Klockars, A., Levine, A. S., & Olszewski, P. K. (2018). Hypothalamic integration of the endocrine signaling related to food intake. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences. doi:10.1007/7854_2018_54

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Contact Details

Email: anica.klockars@waikato.ac.nz
Room: FG 2.15
Phone: +64 7 838 9414