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The Neuroendocrinology and Reward Behavior Laboratories

The laboratories of Lique Coolen, Mike Lehman and Aleisha Moore are a collaborative group that share excitement for a variety of neuroscience research questions and techniques.



The overall themes of the research in our laboratories center around reproductive neuroendocrinology. Following where the data lead us, research includes a diversity of neuroscience research projects that are detailed on the Research Page. 

General research themes:

Coolen Lab 

Spinal Cord Injury and Sexual function; Sexual reward and motivation; Drug Addiction


Lehman Lab 

Reproductive Neuroendocrinology; Steroid Feedback Control of GnRH Release


Moore Lab 

Reproductive Neuroendocrinology; Animal Models of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome; Prenatal Programming of Disease

Latest Publications

January 2022:

New original article released by Moore, Coolen and Lehman in the Proceedings for the National Acadamy of Sciences (PNAS)

News and events

Wednesday 21st April:

Plenary talk by Lique Coolen, 4pm EST

“Building blocks of Kisspeptin and KNDy Circuitry in Reproductive Function”

Short talk by Aleisha Moore, 6pm EST

"Prenatal androgen exposure alters KNDy neurons and their afferent network in a model of polycystic ovarian syndrome"

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