BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry - Massey University, 1974
PhD in Medicine - University of Auckland, 1987
Dr Kathy Mountjoy is the principal investigator of the Molecular Neuroendocrinology Laboratory in the Department of Physiology and is also a member of the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, a Principal Investigator in the Centre for Brain Research, and an Associate Investigator in the Maurice Wilkins Centre.
Three years post doctoral training were spent at the Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA working with Professor Jeffrey Flier and a further three years at The Vollum Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research, The Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon working with Dr Roger Cone.
After returning to Auckland in 1993 her research has concentrated on understanding physiological roles for melanocortin peptides and how they signal through melanocortin receptors with a particular focus on roles in energy homeostasis. The research programme embraces two broad projects.
- American Endocrine Society
- Australian Endocrine Society
- New Zealand Endocrine Society
- New Zealand Physiological Society
- Neuroscience Society
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Neuroendocrine Society
- Auckland Neuroscience Network