Dr Michael Bowen

A16 - Badham Building
The University of Sydney

Selected grants

2016

  • Oxytocin as a novel antagonist of the intoxicating and addictive effects of alcohol; Neumann I, McGregor I, Clarkson A, Collins M, Bowen M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2015

  • From ‘BIG DATA’ to evidence: Post-market surveillance of psychotropic medicines in Australia; Schneider C, Pearson S, Karanges E, McGregor I, Buckley N, McLachlan A, Wilson F, Marshall N, Hunt G, Allsop D, Bowen M, Hunt C, Russell J, Abbott M, Lintzeris N; DVC Research/HMR+ Implementation Fund - University.
  • Preclinical assessment of the potential utility of oxytocin and a novel oxytocin agonist for the treatment of substance use disorders and social dysfunction; Bowen M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.
  • A Mouse Biotelemetry System for Stroke, Epilepsy and Sleep Research; McGregor I, Collins M, Grunstein R, Kassiou M, Bowen M; DVC Research/Equipment Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Bowen, M. (2014). Miscellaneous Hormones. In Sidhartha D. Ray (Eds.), Side Effects of Drugs Annual: A worldwide yearly survey of new data in adverse drug reactions, (pp. 659-673). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.
  • McGregor, I., Bowen, M. (2013). Oxytocin and addiction: recent preclinical advances and future clinical potential. In E. Choleris, D. W. Pfaff, & M. Kavaliers (Eds.), Oxytocin, Vasopressin and Related Peptides in the Regulation of Behavior, (pp. 270-287). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Journals

  • Peters, S., Bowen, M., Bohrer, K., McGregor, I., Neumann, I. (2016). Oxytocin inhibits ethanol consumption and ethanol induced dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens. Addiction Biology, In press. [More Information]
  • Bowen, M., Peters, S., Absalom, N., Chebib, M., Neumann, I., McGregor, I. (2015). Oxytocin prevents ethanol actions at δ subunitcontaining GABAA receptors and attenuates ethanolinduced motor impairment in rats. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 112(10), 3104-3109. [More Information]
  • Bowen, M., Hari Dass, S., Booth, J., Suraev, A., Vyas, A., McGregor, I. (2014). Active coping toward predatory stress is associated with lower corticosterone and progesterone plasma levels and decreased methylation in the medial amygdala vasopressin system. Hormones and Behavior, 66(3), 561-566. [More Information]
  • Suraev, A., Bowen, M., Ali, S., Hicks, C., Ramos, L., McGregor, I. (2014). Adolescent exposure to oxytocin, but not the selective oxytocin receptor agonist TGOT, increases social behavior and plasma oxytocin in adulthood. Hormones and Behavior, 65(5), 488-496. [More Information]
  • Bowen, M., McGregor, I. (2014). Oxytocin and vasopressin modulate the social response to threat: a preclinical study. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 17, 1621-1633. [More Information]
  • Bowen, M., Kevin, R., May, M., Staples, L., Hunt, G., McGregor, I. (2013). Defensive Aggregation (Huddling) in Rattus Norvegicus toward Predator Odor: Individual Differences, Social Buffering Effects and Neural Correlates. PloS One, 8(7), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Motbey, C., Clemens, K., Apetz, N., Winstock, A., Ramsey, J., Li, K., Wyatt, N., Callaghan, P., Bowen, M., Cornish, J., McGregor, I. (2013). High levels of intravenous mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) self-administration in rats: Neural consequences and comparison with methamphetamine. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 27(9), 823-836. [More Information]
  • Bowen, M., Keats, K., Kendig, M., Cakic, V., Callaghan, P., McGregor, I. (2012). Aggregation in quads but not pairs of rats exposed to cat odor or bright light. Behavioural Processes, 90(3), 331-336. [More Information]
  • McGregor, I., Bowen, M. (2012). Breaking the loop: Oxytocin as a potential treatment for drug addiction. Hormones and Behavior, 61(3), 331-339. [More Information]
  • Motbey, C., Hunt, G., Bowen, M., Artiss, S., McGregor, I. (2012). Mephedrone (4-Methylmethcathinone, "Meow"): Acute Behavioural Effects and Distribution of Fos Expression in Adolescent Rats. Addiction Biology, 17(2), 409-422. [More Information]
  • May, M., Bowen, M., McGregor, I., Timberlake, W. (2012). Rubbings deposited by cats elicit defensive behavior in rats. Physiology and Behavior, 107(5), 711-718. [More Information]
  • Bowen, M., Carson, D., Spiro, A., Arnold, J., McGregor, I. (2011). Adolescent Oxytocin Exposure Causes Persistent Reductions in Anxiety and Alcohol Consumption and Enhances Sociability in Rats. PloS One, 6(11), e27237-1-e27237-11. [More Information]
  • Kendig, M., Bowen, M., Kemp, A., McGregor, I. (2011). Predatory threat induces huddling in adolescent rats and residual changes in early adulthood suggestive of increased resilience. Behavioural Brain Research, 225(2), 405-414. [More Information]

2016

  • Peters, S., Bowen, M., Bohrer, K., McGregor, I., Neumann, I. (2016). Oxytocin inhibits ethanol consumption and ethanol induced dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens. Addiction Biology, In press. [More Information]

2015

  • Bowen, M., Peters, S., Absalom, N., Chebib, M., Neumann, I., McGregor, I. (2015). Oxytocin prevents ethanol actions at δ subunitcontaining GABAA receptors and attenuates ethanolinduced motor impairment in rats. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 112(10), 3104-3109. [More Information]

2014

  • Bowen, M., Hari Dass, S., Booth, J., Suraev, A., Vyas, A., McGregor, I. (2014). Active coping toward predatory stress is associated with lower corticosterone and progesterone plasma levels and decreased methylation in the medial amygdala vasopressin system. Hormones and Behavior, 66(3), 561-566. [More Information]
  • Suraev, A., Bowen, M., Ali, S., Hicks, C., Ramos, L., McGregor, I. (2014). Adolescent exposure to oxytocin, but not the selective oxytocin receptor agonist TGOT, increases social behavior and plasma oxytocin in adulthood. Hormones and Behavior, 65(5), 488-496. [More Information]
  • Bowen, M. (2014). Miscellaneous Hormones. In Sidhartha D. Ray (Eds.), Side Effects of Drugs Annual: A worldwide yearly survey of new data in adverse drug reactions, (pp. 659-673). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.
  • Bowen, M., McGregor, I. (2014). Oxytocin and vasopressin modulate the social response to threat: a preclinical study. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 17, 1621-1633. [More Information]

2013

  • Bowen, M., Kevin, R., May, M., Staples, L., Hunt, G., McGregor, I. (2013). Defensive Aggregation (Huddling) in Rattus Norvegicus toward Predator Odor: Individual Differences, Social Buffering Effects and Neural Correlates. PloS One, 8(7), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Motbey, C., Clemens, K., Apetz, N., Winstock, A., Ramsey, J., Li, K., Wyatt, N., Callaghan, P., Bowen, M., Cornish, J., McGregor, I. (2013). High levels of intravenous mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) self-administration in rats: Neural consequences and comparison with methamphetamine. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 27(9), 823-836. [More Information]
  • McGregor, I., Bowen, M. (2013). Oxytocin and addiction: recent preclinical advances and future clinical potential. In E. Choleris, D. W. Pfaff, & M. Kavaliers (Eds.), Oxytocin, Vasopressin and Related Peptides in the Regulation of Behavior, (pp. 270-287). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

2012

  • Bowen, M., Keats, K., Kendig, M., Cakic, V., Callaghan, P., McGregor, I. (2012). Aggregation in quads but not pairs of rats exposed to cat odor or bright light. Behavioural Processes, 90(3), 331-336. [More Information]
  • McGregor, I., Bowen, M. (2012). Breaking the loop: Oxytocin as a potential treatment for drug addiction. Hormones and Behavior, 61(3), 331-339. [More Information]
  • Motbey, C., Hunt, G., Bowen, M., Artiss, S., McGregor, I. (2012). Mephedrone (4-Methylmethcathinone, "Meow"): Acute Behavioural Effects and Distribution of Fos Expression in Adolescent Rats. Addiction Biology, 17(2), 409-422. [More Information]
  • May, M., Bowen, M., McGregor, I., Timberlake, W. (2012). Rubbings deposited by cats elicit defensive behavior in rats. Physiology and Behavior, 107(5), 711-718. [More Information]

2011

  • Bowen, M., Carson, D., Spiro, A., Arnold, J., McGregor, I. (2011). Adolescent Oxytocin Exposure Causes Persistent Reductions in Anxiety and Alcohol Consumption and Enhances Sociability in Rats. PloS One, 6(11), e27237-1-e27237-11. [More Information]
  • Kendig, M., Bowen, M., Kemp, A., McGregor, I. (2011). Predatory threat induces huddling in adolescent rats and residual changes in early adulthood suggestive of increased resilience. Behavioural Brain Research, 225(2), 405-414. [More Information]

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