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Research Initiatives

Although sex differences exist in many diseases, research targeting sex as a factor in brain health is scarce. Our lab's research aims to fill this knowledge gap, specifically in understanding how sex and hormones influence neuroplasticity in females. We focus on dementia and stress-related psychiatric disorders, and our preclinical work is essential for developing tailored treatments for brain diseases in both women and men.

Our research examines the intersection of hormones, sex, and stress on brain plasticity using animal models. Dr. Galea's research reveals novel insight into the mechanisms by which pregnancy impacts the risk for pschiatric disorders in the short term and the trajectory of cognitive aging in the long term. Our work targets diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and depression that show greater prevalence in women. 

We invite you to explore the menu below to learn more about our areas of research or see a list of our recent publications

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