Manuel Tena-Sempere, MD, PhD
University of Cordoba and Instituto Maimonides de Investigaciones Biomédicas (IMIBIC), Córdoba, Spain
Professor in Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cordoba; Deputy Scientific Director, IMIBIC
Manuel Tena-Sempere is a basic medical researcher whose major area of expertise is Reproductive Endocrinology, with special attention to the study of the neuroendocrine regulation of the reproductive axis, and in particular of the neuro-hormonal and molecular mechanisms responsible for the control of sexual maturation and puberty onset in mammals. In addition, Tena-Sempere's group has characterized the roles and mechanisms of action of different signals involved in the integral control of energy balance and reproduction, with the ultimate aim of understanding the basis for alterations of puberty onset and fertility linked to severe disturbances of body energy/metabolic status, from obesity to anorexia and cachexia. Tena-Sempere's team has made substantial contributions to the characterization of the physiological roles of kisspeptins, as major up-stream regulators of GnRH neurons and, hence, of puberty and fertility. Tena-Sempere's work in this and related areas has been published in high-impact journals in the field and has drawn considerable attention and numerous citations.
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