Henryk F. Urbanski, PhD, DSc, Oregon Health & Science University

Research in Dr. Urbanski's laboratory is focused on two major hypothalamic neural circuits: (1) those responsible for maintaining rhythmic biological functions (e.g., circadian hormone rhythms and the sleep-wake cycle), and (2) those responsible for maintaining normal reproductive function (e.g., puberty, ovulation, and menopause). His primary goal is to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie these physiological functions, and to understand how they are influenced by various hormones and by changes in the external environment.



  1. Urbanski HF. Monoclonal antibodies to luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone: production, characterization, and immunocytochemical application. Biol Reprod. 1991 Apr;44(4):681-6. PubMed PMID: 2043738.
  2. Urbanski HF, Kim SO, Connolly ML (1990). The influence of photoperiod and 6-methoxybenzoxazolinone on the reproductive axis of inbred LSH/Ss Lak male hamsters. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 90:157-163.