School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Staff

Dr Ivor Ebenezer

  • Qualifications: BSc, PhD, FHEA, FBPharmacolS
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer
  • Address: St Michael's Building, White Swan Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2DT
  • Telephone: 023 9284
  • Email: ivor.ebenezer@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science

Biography

PhD in Neuropharmacology (Dept. of Pharmacological Sciences, Medical School, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK), Post-Doctoral research in neuroscience: (Dept. of Anatomy, Medical School, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK  and Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK). Present position:  Principal Lecturer in Neuropharmacology - School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

Teaching Responsibilities

Level 4 – Level 7: Person Tutor

Level 4:  Neuropharmacology, organisation of the nervous system

Level 5:  Neuropharmacology, Neurological disorders

Level 7:  Neuropharmacology/Psychopharmacology, drug abuse

School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences Post Graduate and Post Doctoral Officer

MRes – Tutor

PhD - Tutor

Research

  1. The neural regulation of appetite, food intake and energy homeostasis
    • Leptin as a short-term peripheral satiety factor.
    • Central GABA-B receptors and the regulation of short-term food intake and long term energy homeostasis.
    • The roles of glutamate and 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) in the regulation of food intake.
  2. The neural mechanisms involved in the control of fluid intake
  3. Developing methods to assess potential antidepressant activity in novel pharmacological compounds
  4. Pain and the roles of alternative methods, such as reflexology, in its treatment
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