Centre for Reproductive Health

Dr Laura O'Hara

Research interests, current grant and collaborators.

Dr Laura O'Hara

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Research interests

I am currently investigating the role of androgen receptor in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and how testosterone and prolactin regulate each other in the male HPG axis.

I am also interested in improving the way that biological pathways are depicted as diagrams and have been involved in developing the modified Edinburgh Pathway Notation (mEPN) for use as a dynamic modelling system.

View PLOS Biology paper on Modelling the Structure and Dynamics of Biological Pathways

I work within the group of Professor Lee Smith.

View Professor Lee Smith's profile

Current Grant

O’Hara L, Le Tissier P, Freeman TC, Smith LB.

How does pituitary androgen signalling support lifelong health and wellbeing? An integrated transgenic and systems biology approach. BBSRC, 2016-2019: £527,569

Recent Grant

O’Hara L. Determining the role of androgen receptor-signalling in the male pituitary. Society for Endocrinology Early Career Grant, 2012: £9,980


  • Prof. Lee Smith (CRH)
  • Prof. Tom Freeman (Roslin)
  • Dr. Paul Le Tissier (CIP)
  • Dr. Helen Christian (University of Oxford)