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George Bentley

Associate Professor of Integrative Biology


Research Interest: Neuroendocrinology, reproduction and behavior

Current Subdisciplines:
  • Systems Neuroscience and Animal Behavior

Education and Awards: B.Sc. (Hons) University of Bristol, UK 1993
Ph.D. University of Bristol, UK 1996

Postdoctoral Fellow
The Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD, USA 1996-2000
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA 2000-2005

Selected Publications:
  • Ubuka T, Morgan K, Pawson AJ, Osugi T, Chowdhury VS, Minakata H, Tsutsui K, Millar RP, Bentley GE. Identification of Human GnIH Homologs, RFRP-1 and RFRP-3, and the Cognate Receptor, GPR147 in the Human Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis. PLoS One. 2009 Dec 22;4(12):e8400.

    Kirby ED, Geraghty AC, Ubuka T, Bentley GE, Kaufer D.
    Stress increases putative gonadotropin inhibitory hormone and decreases luteinizing hormone in male rats. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jul 7;106(27):11324-9.

    Ubuka T, Kim S, Huang YC, Reid J, Jiang J, Osugi T, Chowdhury VS, Tsutsui K, Bentley GE. Gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone neurons interact directly with gonadotropin-releasing hormone-I and -II neurons in European starling brain.
    Endocrinology. 2008 Jan;149(1):268-78.

    Thompson CK, Bentley GE, Brenowitz EA.Rapid seasonal-like regression of the adult avian song control system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Sep 25;104(39):15520-5.

    Ubuka T, Bentley GE, Ukena K, Wingfield JC, Tsutsui K. Melatonin induces the expression of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone in the avian brain.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Feb 22;102(8):3052-7.

    Bentley GE, Van't Hof TJ, Ball GF. Seasonal neuroplasticity in the songbird telencephalon: a role for melatonin.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Apr 13;96(8):4674-9.

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