Psychiatric disorders occur at different rates and present differently in men and women. Yet, these disorder share stress as a contributing factor. As principal investigator of the Neuroendocrinology and Behavior Laboratory, Dr. Bangasser uses techniques from behavioral neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, and molecular neuroscience to investigate how sex differences in stress responses bias males and females towards different pathology.
Dr. Bangasser has authored numerous publications in top journals including Nature Neuroscience and Molecular Psychiatry. She is a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, American Psychological Association, International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, Organization for the Study of Sex Differences, Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, and Society for Neuroscience. Her research is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation.
Eck, S. R., Ardekani, C., Salvatore, M., Luz, S., Kim, E.D., Rogers, C.M., Hall, A., Lee, D.E., Famularo, S.T., Bhatnagar, S., & Bangasser, D.A. (2020). The effects of early life adversity on growth, maturation, and steroid hormones in male and female rats, European Journal of Neuroscience, In press.
Wiersielis, K.R., Ceretti, A., Hall, A., Famularo, S., Salvatore, M., Ellis, A., Jang, H., Wimmer, M., & Bangasser, D.A. (2019). Sex differences in corticotropin releasing factor regulation of medial septum-mediated memory formation, Neurobiology of Stress, 10, 100150, 1–7.
Bangasser, D.A., Eck, S.R., & Ordoñes Sanchez, E. (2019). Sex differences in stress reactivity in arousal and attention systems, Neuropsychopharmacology, 44, 9423–9432.
Salvatore, M., Wiersielis, K., Luz S., Waxler, D.E., Bhatnagar, S., & Bangasser, D.A. (2018). Sex differences in circuits activated by corticotropin releasing factor in rats, Hormones and Behavior, 97, 145–153.