Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from stress-related psychiatric disorders, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. As principle investigator of the Neuroendocrinology and Behavior Laboratory at Temple University, Dr. Debra Bangasser uses techniques from biopsychology, neuroendocrinology, and molecular biology to investigate whether there are neurobiological factors that contribute to this disparity between men and women. Specifically, her research program explores sex differences in stress response systems that predispose females to stress and stress-related disease. Dr. Bangasser has authored numerous publications in top journals and her research is currently funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
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