RFamides as Novel Regulators of
Reproduction and Social Behaviours
MONASH University
DIRECTOR, Brain Research Institute
HEAD of Neuroscience
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Science
Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia
Email:[email protected]
Professor Ishwar graduated with a M.BMed (Hons) degree from Panjab University India,
Ph.D from the National University of Singapore and a postdoctoral fellowship at the
Rockefeller University, New York, USA. Prior to joining Monash University, as Professor and
Head of Neuroscience and Founding Director of Brain Research Institute, Professor Ishwar was
at Nippon Medical School, Tokyo from 1993-2005.
Professor Ishwar is a recipient of several prestigious awards and is an internationally
recognized Comparative Neuroendocrinologist.
The reproductive neuroendocrine system is controlled by the hypothalamic gonadotropinreleasing hormone (GnRH) neurons. In humans, developmental defects of GnRH neurons
results in hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism coupled with anosmia (Kallmann's syndrome). In
recent years, the emergence of kisspeptin and gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone have led to a
significant revision of our understanding as to how reproductive disorders and social
behaviours are controlled by these novel RFamides and their cognate receptors.
Where: Administration building 205
When: 9:00 AM, Monday, 25 June 2012
Contact: Xue-Qun Chen [email protected], 137 581 21918
Zhejiang University, School of Medicine
Institute of Neuroscience

RFamides as Novel Regulators of Reproduction and Social