V. J. Taylor
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Biography <div><div><div>I joined the OU in late 2006 from the Department of Metabolic Medicine, Imperial College London. Prior to that I have held positions at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC)&nbsp;field station and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW).</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p>I served&nbsp;on the SRF (<a href="http://www.srf-reproduction.org/Home.aspx" rel="nofollow">Society for Reproduction&amp; Fertility</a>) Council of Management 2013-6.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>My research interests are very broadly in the areas of:</p></div><ul><li><strong><em>Endocrinology of pregnancy&nbsp;and lactation&nbsp;and the regulation of appetite</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Metabolic adjustments to the increased appetite of pregnancy and lactation</em></strong></li></ul><div>My current research concerns hormonal changes and&nbsp;interactions during mammalian pregnancy and lactation, focusing on appetite regulation by gastrointestinal hormones such as peptide YY and ghrelin. Pregnancy and lactation are physiological states characterised by metabolic changes associated with increased appetite and feeding behaviour. These occur due to changes in the setpoints of a number of orexigenic (appetite-stimulating) and anorexigenic (appetite-suppressing) signals as well as increased body weight, partly due to the promotion of adipose tissue accretion in early gestation to meet increased metabolic demands. Understanding the mechanisms behind these physiological shifts and the influence of maternal energy status on developing offspring may provide important insights for human health management.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Research areas cover: hormone interactions during different metabolic states, focusing on appetite regulation by gut-brain hormones, especially during development, pregnancy and lactation. Subject specialities include: reproductive physiology; endocrinology; nutrition; metabolism; obesity.</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div></div>
Description <div><div><div>I joined the OU in late 2006 from the Department of Metabolic Medicine, Imperial College London. Prior to that I have held positions at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC)&nbsp;field station and the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW).</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p>I served&nbsp;on the SRF (<a href="http://www.srf-reproduction.org/Home.aspx" rel="nofollow">Society for Reproduction&amp; Fertility</a>) Council of Management 2013-6.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>My research interests are very broadly in the areas of:</p></div><ul><li><strong><em>Endocrinology of pregnancy&nbsp;and lactation&nbsp;and the regulation of appetite</em></strong></li><li><strong><em>Metabolic adjustments to the increased appetite of pregnancy and lactation</em></strong></li></ul><div>My current research concerns hormonal changes and&nbsp;interactions during mammalian pregnancy and lactation, focusing on appetite regulation by gastrointestinal hormones such as peptide YY and ghrelin. Pregnancy and lactation are physiological states characterised by metabolic changes associated with increased appetite and feeding behaviour. These occur due to changes in the setpoints of a number of orexigenic (appetite-stimulating) and anorexigenic (appetite-suppressing) signals as well as increased body weight, partly due to the promotion of adipose tissue accretion in early gestation to meet increased metabolic demands. Understanding the mechanisms behind these physiological shifts and the influence of maternal energy status on developing offspring may provide important insights for human health management.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Research areas cover: hormone interactions during different metabolic states, focusing on appetite regulation by gut-brain hormones, especially during development, pregnancy and lactation. Subject specialities include: reproductive physiology; endocrinology; nutrition; metabolism; obesity.</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div></div>
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Research overview <div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><div><div><div><div><strong><strong>Gut-brain peptides in relation to appetite&amp; reproductive physiology in females</strong></strong></div><div><strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></strong><p>My current research efforts are revealing the roles of the appetite hormones (ghrelin, peptide-YY: PYY, glucagon-like hormone-1: GLP-1) produced by the gastrointestinal tract in feeding and structural changes that occur during the reproductive cycle, pregnancy and lactation.</p><p>My recent PhD student (Dr Michelle Johnson, now awarded) gave the prize-winning talk about this work at the the annual SRF conference 2015 (St Catherine&rsquo;s College, Oxford) during the Post Doctoral Scientist Prize session.</p></div><div><strong><em><strong>Previous research interests have included:</strong></em></strong></div><ul><li><strong><em><strong>the endocrinology, metabolism and reproductive health of high yielding dairy cows and interactions between their nutritional status and ovarian function;</strong></em></strong></li><li><strong><em><strong>reproductive health in captive Asian elephants</strong></em></strong></li><li><strong><em><strong>immune responses in common and grey seals</strong></em></strong></li></ul><div><strong><em><strong>&nbsp;</strong></em></strong></div></div></div></div>
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