Alana Brown

PhD Candidate

University of Toronto

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Alana Brown is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Gillian Einstein. Alana strives to use her training in statistics, functional and structural neuroimaging, and neuroendocrinology to understand the effects of ovarian hormones on cognition, sleep microstructure, and brain health. She studies these factors in women with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (surgical removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes) prior to spontaneous/natural menopause. Because these women are at heightened risk for Alzheimer’s disease, Alana’s work facilitates improved understanding of factors that may contribute to neurodegenerative disease risk in women.

Area of Research Expertise
Menopause; memory; sleep; hippocampus; ovarian hormones

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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