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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.

I am currently accepting applications for PhD and master's research candidates. For more information, please email me.

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 (2018) Neuromolecular and behavioural responses to milk-based tastants.
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  • 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

  • Olszewski, P. K., Wood, E. L., Klockars, A., & Levine, A. S. (2019). Excessive consumption of sugar: an insatiable drive for reward. Current Nutrition Reports, 8(2), 120-128. doi:10.1007/s13668-019-0270-5

  • Klockars, A., Wood, E. L., Gartner, S. N., McColl, L. K., Levine, A. S., Carpenter, E. A., . . . Olszewski, P. K. (2019). Palatability of goat’s versus cow’s milk: Insights from the analysis of eating behavior and gene expression in the appetite-relevant brain circuit in laboratory animal models. Nutrients, 11(4), 19 pages. doi:10.3390/nu11040720

  • Jacobson, G. M., Voss, L. J., Klockars, A., Bird, S., Dimitrov, I., Denny, W. A., . . . Harvey, M. G. (2019). Transcriptional changes in response to ketamine ester-analogs SN 35210 and SN 35563 in the rat brain. BMC Genomics, 20(1), 10 pages. doi:10.1186/s12864-019-5649-6

  • 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

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Contact Details

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