Dr Des Gilmore

  • Tutor (School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing)
  • Honorary Lecturer (School of Life Sciences)

telephone: 01413305961
email: Des.Gilmore@glasgow.ac.uk

R133 Level 1, Life Sciences, Lab For Human Anatomy, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Biography

Since retiring in 2006, I have continued with some teaching to the School of Life Sciences Honours students in Anatomy, Physiology and Neuroscience.  However, my main teaching commitment has been as a Facilitator in the problem based learning classes with first and second year medical students, as well as running exercise-related special study modules for second, third and fourth year medical students. This culminated in the recent award of a Certificate of Excellence by the University of Glasgow medical students, class of 2017. 

Throughout my time here I have been very heavily involved in University athletics, particularly with the Hares & Hounds Running Club of which I have been President since 1988!  For many years, I have also been the University Court representative on the Council of the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA). 

I am a Scottish Athletics Association official and among my many roles I’ve been an Ambassador at the events held in Glasgow during the 2012 Olympics and a volunteer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. I was also the member of the University of Glasgow staff who, along with two students, was selected to be a Queen’s Baton Bearer during the lead up to the Games.

Research interests

Release of Amines in the Basal Ganglia of the AS/AGU Rat, a Genetic Model of Motor Disorder. Sexual Differentiation of the Reproductive and Central Nervous System. Central Control of Gonadotrophin Release. The Biology of the Three-toed Sloth Bradypus variegatus.

Publications

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Jump to: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000
Number of items: 19.

2016

Gilmore, D. (2016) Sexual dimorphism in the central nervous system. In: Singh, S. K. (ed.) Mammalian Endocrinology and Male Reproductive Biology. CRC Press: Boca Raton, pp. 1-30. ISBN 9781498727358 (doi:10.1201/b18900-2)

2015

Gilmore, D.P. (2015) How exercise affects our endocrine system – part 1. Functional Sports Nutrition, pp. 30-32.

Gilmore, D.P. (2015) How exercise affects our endocrine system – part 2. Functional Sports Nutrition, pp. 34-36.

2014

Gilmore, D.P. (2014) Reflections of a reproductive physiologist living and working in two hemispheres. In: Vasconcelos, C. A. C. d. and Neto, M. L. R. (eds.) Neurociência e Desenvolimento Humano o Infinito Não Acaba Jamais. Editora Schoba, pp. 225-275. ISBN 9788580133172

2010

Gilmore, D.P. (2010) Human brain sexual dimorphism: causes and consequences. Neurobiologia, 73, pp. 19-33.

2009

Mackay, S., McCreadie, C., Stephen, J.A., Gilmore, D.P., Ullmann, S.L. and Payne, A.P. (2009) Kidney development in the Brazilian grey short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis Domestica). Revisita Neurobiologia, 72(3), pp. 85-91.

2008

Gilmore, D., Duarte, D. and da Costa, C.P. (2008) The physiology of two- and three-toed sloths. In: Vizcaíno, S. F. and Loughry, W.J. (eds.) The Biology of the Xenarthra. University Press of Florida: Gainseville, pp. 130-142. ISBN 9780813031651

2006

Gilmore, D. (2006) Fecal estradiol and progesterone metabolite levels in the three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus). Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 39(2), pp. 289-295. (doi: 10.1590/S0100-879X2006000200017)

Payne, A., Mackay, S., Ullmann, S., Paris, D., Allan, G., McKenzie, S. and Gilmore, D. (2006) The cremasteric neuromuscular complex in male and female grey short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica). Acta Zoologica, 87, pp. 197-202.

2004

Gilmore, D. (2004) Cardiovascular responses to locomotor activity and feeding in unrestrained three-toed sloths, Bradypus variegatus. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 37(10), pp. 1557-1561. (doi: 10.1590/S0100-879X2004001000016)

Gilmore, D. (2004) Effects of strenuous training and repeated cycles of weight loss on leptin and sex hormones in elite female wrestlers. Medicina Sportiva, 8, pp. 31-38.

Mackay, S., Xie, Q., Ullmann, S., Gilmore, D. and Payne, A. (2004) Postnatal development of the reproductive system in the grey short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Anatomy and Embryology, 208, pp. 121-133. (doi: 10.1007/s00429-004-0386-1)

2003

Gilmore, D. (2003) Cardiovascular responses to locomotor activity and to feeding in unrestrained three-toed sloths, Bradypus variegatus. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 36(2), pp. 273-278. (doi: 10.1590/S0100-879X2004001000016)

Gilmore, D. (2003) Circadian rhythms in blood pressure in free-ranging three-toed sloths (Bradypus variegatus). Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 36(2), pp. 273-278. (doi: 10.1590/S0100-879X2003000200016)

Russell, A., Gilmore, D., Mackay, S., Ullmann, S., Baker, P. and Payne, A. (2003) The role of androgens in development of the scrotum of the grey short-tailed Brazilian opossum (Monodelphis domestica). Anatomy and Embryology, 206, pp. 381-389. (doi: 10.1007/s00429-002-0300-7)

2002

Gilmore, D.P. (2002) Sexual dimorphism in the central nervous system of marsupials. International Review of Cytology: A Survey of Cell Biology, 214, pp. 193-224.

2001

Gilmore, D., Da Costa, C. and Duarte, D. (2001) Sloth biology: an update on their physiological ecology, behavior and role as vectors of arthropods and arboviruses. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 34(1), pp. 9-25. (doi: 10.1590/s0100-879x2001000100002) (PMID:11151024)

Craig, N.J. et al. (2001) A candidate gene for human neurodegenerative disorders: a rat PKCγ mutation causes a Parkinsonian syndrome. Nature Neuroscience, 4, pp. 1061-1062. (doi: 10.1038/nn740)

2000

Gilmore, D.P., Da-Costa, C.P. and Duarte, D.P.F. (2000) An update on the physiology of two- and three-toed sloths. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 33(2), pp. 129-146. (doi: 10.1590/s0100-879x2000000200001) (PMID:10657054)

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Number of items: 19.

Articles

Gilmore, D.P. (2015) How exercise affects our endocrine system – part 1. Functional Sports Nutrition, pp. 30-32.

Gilmore, D.P. (2015) How exercise affects our endocrine system – part 2. Functional Sports Nutrition, pp. 34-36.

Gilmore, D.P. (2010) Human brain sexual dimorphism: causes and consequences. Neurobiologia, 73, pp. 19-33.

Mackay, S., McCreadie, C., Stephen, J.A., Gilmore, D.P., Ullmann, S.L. and Payne, A.P. (2009) Kidney development in the Brazilian grey short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis Domestica). Revisita Neurobiologia, 72(3), pp. 85-91.

Gilmore, D. (2006) Fecal estradiol and progesterone metabolite levels in the three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus). Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 39(2), pp. 289-295. (doi: 10.1590/S0100-879X2006000200017)

Payne, A., Mackay, S., Ullmann, S., Paris, D., Allan, G., McKenzie, S. and Gilmore, D. (2006) The cremasteric neuromuscular complex in male and female grey short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica). Acta Zoologica, 87, pp. 197-202.

Gilmore, D. (2004) Cardiovascular responses to locomotor activity and feeding in unrestrained three-toed sloths, Bradypus variegatus. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 37(10), pp. 1557-1561. (doi: 10.1590/S0100-879X2004001000016)

Gilmore, D. (2004) Effects of strenuous training and repeated cycles of weight loss on leptin and sex hormones in elite female wrestlers. Medicina Sportiva, 8, pp. 31-38.

Mackay, S., Xie, Q., Ullmann, S., Gilmore, D. and Payne, A. (2004) Postnatal development of the reproductive system in the grey short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica. Anatomy and Embryology, 208, pp. 121-133. (doi: 10.1007/s00429-004-0386-1)

Gilmore, D. (2003) Cardiovascular responses to locomotor activity and to feeding in unrestrained three-toed sloths, Bradypus variegatus. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 36(2), pp. 273-278. (doi: 10.1590/S0100-879X2004001000016)

Gilmore, D. (2003) Circadian rhythms in blood pressure in free-ranging three-toed sloths (Bradypus variegatus). Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 36(2), pp. 273-278. (doi: 10.1590/S0100-879X2003000200016)

Russell, A., Gilmore, D., Mackay, S., Ullmann, S., Baker, P. and Payne, A. (2003) The role of androgens in development of the scrotum of the grey short-tailed Brazilian opossum (Monodelphis domestica). Anatomy and Embryology, 206, pp. 381-389. (doi: 10.1007/s00429-002-0300-7)

Gilmore, D.P. (2002) Sexual dimorphism in the central nervous system of marsupials. International Review of Cytology: A Survey of Cell Biology, 214, pp. 193-224.

Gilmore, D., Da Costa, C. and Duarte, D. (2001) Sloth biology: an update on their physiological ecology, behavior and role as vectors of arthropods and arboviruses. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 34(1), pp. 9-25. (doi: 10.1590/s0100-879x2001000100002) (PMID:11151024)

Craig, N.J. et al. (2001) A candidate gene for human neurodegenerative disorders: a rat PKCγ mutation causes a Parkinsonian syndrome. Nature Neuroscience, 4, pp. 1061-1062. (doi: 10.1038/nn740)

Gilmore, D.P., Da-Costa, C.P. and Duarte, D.P.F. (2000) An update on the physiology of two- and three-toed sloths. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 33(2), pp. 129-146. (doi: 10.1590/s0100-879x2000000200001) (PMID:10657054)

Book Sections

Gilmore, D. (2016) Sexual dimorphism in the central nervous system. In: Singh, S. K. (ed.) Mammalian Endocrinology and Male Reproductive Biology. CRC Press: Boca Raton, pp. 1-30. ISBN 9781498727358 (doi:10.1201/b18900-2)

Gilmore, D.P. (2014) Reflections of a reproductive physiologist living and working in two hemispheres. In: Vasconcelos, C. A. C. d. and Neto, M. L. R. (eds.) Neurociência e Desenvolimento Humano o Infinito Não Acaba Jamais. Editora Schoba, pp. 225-275. ISBN 9788580133172

Gilmore, D., Duarte, D. and da Costa, C.P. (2008) The physiology of two- and three-toed sloths. In: Vizcaíno, S. F. and Loughry, W.J. (eds.) The Biology of the Xenarthra. University Press of Florida: Gainseville, pp. 130-142. ISBN 9780813031651

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Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Sperm competition in the grey short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) and the post-copulatory role of sperm storage crypts
    European Commission
    2005 - 2007
     

Additional information

Professional Learned Society

  • 1990 - 2012: British Society for Neuroendocrinology - Member
  • 1990 - 2012: British Neuroscience Association - Member
  • 1980 - present: Physiological Society - Member
  • 1980 - present: Munro Kerr Society (Scottish Society for Promotion of Research in Reproduction & Fertility) - Secretary
  • 1978 - present: Society for Endocrinology - Member
  • 1976 - present: Australian Mammal Society - Member
  • 1968 - 2012: Society for the Study of Fertility - Member

Research Fellowship

  • 1996: Brazil - Royal Society Visiting Fellowship to Brazil
  • 1981: Royal Society Latin American Exchange Fellowship
  • 1970 - 1972: Shrewsbury, Massachusetts - Ford Foundation at Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology
  • 1969 - 1970: Royal Veterinary College, London, UK - Wellcome Trust Research Award
  • 1968 - 1969: Royal Veterinary College, London, UK - NZ University Grants Committee Post-Doctoral Fellowship