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Wansu Qiu

Graduate Student

Neuroscience

Wansu Qiu, PhD student in the Galea lab. My thesis investigates the effects of maternal postpartum antidepressant exposure, and how this pharmacological treatment affects both the mother and offspring in a rat model of postpartum depression. And whether there are dietary interventions (such as folate/folic acid) can be an effective treatment for PPD. My expertise includes knowing a lot about the impressionism period of art although I am really bad at painting impressionism and a lot better at painting post-impressionism, Greek mythology, and comics particularly the Batman universe. While I am still in training as a graduate student, I hope to become somewhat of an expert in immunology, metabolism, and the microbiome and how they affect the brain/neuronal development. In my downtime, I enjoy going to the gym and pretending I’m stronger than all the people there. I enjoy collecting quotes from classical/famous novels in my journal, including some of my favourites from Call of the Wild and Anna Karenina.