Katherine E. Wynne-Edwards


Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine

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Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

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Dr. Wynne-Edwards has broad interests in endocrinology. A major focus of her research has been to understand the hormonal and neuroendocrine basis for parental behaviour, using an exceptional hamster model of fatherhood, as well as men. She is also increasingly interested in hormone dynamics within individuals and information coded in the magnitude of within-individual variability in hormone concentration. This work involves studies of lifestyle impacts on the endocrine system and developing brain (epigenetic maternal effects) as well as the impact on chronic disease etiology and risk. Her laboratory specializes in the extraction of steroids from unconventional tissues (brain, yolk, saliva), coupled to LC-MS/MS quantitation.