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Dr Anica Klockars

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.

Papers Taught

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.

Recent Publications

  • 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 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12555

  • Head, M. A., Jewett, D. C., Gartner, S. N., Klockars, A., Levine, A. S., & Olszewski, P. K. (2019). Effect of oxytocin on hunger discrimination. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 10(MAY). doi:10.3389/fendo.2019.00297 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12925

  • 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

  • Olszewski, P. K., McColl, L. K., Herisson, F. M., Klockars, A., & Levine, A. S. (2019). Blunted hyperphagic and c-Fos immunoreactivity responsiveness to an orexigen, butorphanol tartrate, in aged rats. Neuroscience Letters, 711, 7 pages. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2019.134409

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Keywords

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

social deficit disorders, food intake


Contact Details

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