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Department of Reproductive Medicine, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility > Kauffman
Kauffman Lab Website
Welcome to the Kauffman Lab
 
We use a variety of molecular, cellular, physiological and neuroanatomical techniques to study how the brain and hormones interact to control reproduction in mammals.  More specifically, we assess how neural circuits stimulate or inhibit Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons, thereby regulating the neuroendocrine reproductive axis.  Our studies focus on the regulation of fertility in adulthood as well as control of the reproductive axis in development, including puberty and critical periods of sexual differentiation.  Our goal is to better understand the hormonal and neural mechanisms underlying reproduction in order to improve fertility treatments in humans, elucidate novel contraceptive methods, and enhance treatment of pubertal and developmental disorders.
 
Click on the left-hand links to learn more about our lab members, research interests, and recent publications.
 

 Contact Us

 
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Alexander (Sasha) Kauffman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Reproductive Medicine
9500 Gilman Drive, #0674
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093
 
Phone:  858-246-0219
 
Assistant:  Ruth Montouri
Phone:  858-534-1140
 
Office:
Leichtag Biomedical Research Building, 3A15
 
Lab:
Leichtag Biomedical Research Building, 332-CC
858-822-6369
 
 
 
GnRH-KissR Neurons