Endocrinology research

Every organ in the body secretes and responds to hormones. Hormones direct cells to grow, proliferate and differentiate. Sensory perception, energy metabolism and reproduction are also hormone-driven. Endocrinology is the study of how the endocrine system synthesises and stores hormones, and how those hormones induce physiological functions in the cells of endocrine glands and other tissues. Our group is researching how hormones direct bone formation and resorption, alter breast cancer cell growth, and induce stress responses.

Research staff

For detailed information on our staff's research and publications, please click on staff names below.

Examples of research

  • Effect of omega-3 fatty acids on bone resorption
  • Pain perception in the foetus
  • Estrogen treatment for prevention of osteoporosis
  • Endocrine regulation of metabolic health


For more information contact:

Associate Professor Kevin Pedley
Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 83325
Email:  K.C.Pedley@massey.ac.nz

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