Romina Garcia de leon

PhD Student


University of Toronto

Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)

Laboratory of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

Romina is a PhD student in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto and CAMH under the supervision of Dr. Liisa Galea in the Laboratory of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology. Broadly, Romina wishes to investigate reproductive periods and the neurobiological underpinnings that increase stress vulnerability and depression in females, and subsequently their offspring. Her research focus is on postpartum depression (PPD) and whether immune modulations improve antidepressant efficacy in a rodent model of PPD and increase stress resilience in offspring.

Romina is passionate about bridging the knowledge gap in women’s health research, to do this she hopes to emphasize the importance of female-only studies, as well as sex difference research in neuroscience. Her goal as a Women’s Health Research Cluster trainee Co-lead and Blog coordinator is to help emphasize research being done in the field to advance women’s health, as well as help communicate findings in an accessible way. 

Connect with Romina on Twitter @rominagl4

Associated Research Lab
Laboratory of Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

Area of Research Expertise
Postpartum depression; Antidepressants; Rodent models; Stress resilience

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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