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Laura Pritschet

PhD Student

University of California, Santa Barbara

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Laura Pritschet is a graduate student working with Dr. Emily Jacobs in Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She leverages techniques from network neuroscience and neuroendocrinology to explore how sex steroid hormones impact human brain function across hormonal transition periods. The goal of her research is to improve the utility of sex hormones as markers of vulnerability for neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders that are disproportionately skewed towards women. Additionally, Laura is passionate about women’s health research and is an advocate for women’s representation in STEM.

Area of Research Expertise
Sex steroid hormones; Women’s health research; Brain function; Hormonal transition periods; Neurological disorders; Neuropsychiatric disorders