Stephen J. Lolait

University of Bristol, United Kingdom


Stephen J. Lolait serves as a Scientist at the University of Bristol. He obtained a B.S. degree (with honors) and a Ph.D. degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, in 1979 and 1984, respectively, and was awarded a C.J. Martin Research Fellowship form the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia to do postdoctoral work at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Dr. Lolait spent about 11 years at NIMH, supported by grants and fellowships from the McKnight and Stanley Foundations (USA), and as a Visiting Scientist. His main research interest has been on the function of hormones and neurotransmitters, in particular on the cloning, expression, regulation, and function of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) in the brain and peripheral tissues. Dr. Lolait and his colleagues have characterized a number of GPCRs including those that bind the neurohypophysial hormones vasopressin (V1a, V1b, V2) and oxytocin, cannabinoids (CB1), apelin, somatostatin (SST5), and estrogen (GPER). In 1997, Dr. Lolait continued his studies at the University of Bristol where he is presently a Senior Research Fellow in the Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology (HW-LINE), Dorothy Hodgkin Building in the School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Biography Updated on 16 August 2011

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