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Rachel G. Zsido

PhD Candidate

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Through the use of multimodal neuroimaging techniques, my research aims to provide a mechanistic understanding of how ovarian hormones and other biological factors interact to influence the brain, and the implications of such interactions for cognitive health and emotional well-being. Ongoing research projects focus on (I) brain structural plasticity across the menstrual cycle, (II) sensitivity of the serotonergic and immune systems in premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and (III) metabolic risk factors for cognitive decline across the menopause transition. The ultimate aim of this research is to improve diagnostics and therapeutic interventions for supporting female (brain) health.

Rachel G. Zsido
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women’s health, ovarian hormones, immuno-neuropsychiatry, dementia, depression, PET, MRI


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