March 21 at Brass Bear Brewing: "Unlocking Mysteries of the Female Brain"

by Graduate Division Staff
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 11:41 AM

Adele Myers, Ph.D in the BioShape Lab, will give a public lecture, "Unlocking Mysteries of the Female Brain," at Brass Bear Brewing in downtown Santa Barbara on March 21 at 7pm! Join her as she delves into the understudied field of female reproductive health and its effects on the brain. In this talk, she will show how cutting-edge AI can help understand shape changes in the female brain during hormonal fluctuations associated with the menstrual cycle.

"50% of the world's population experiences menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause. 85% of females aged 18-64 have used contraceptives. Yet, only a small fraction of research has been dedicated to understanding how these processes impact the female brain. This lack of attention to female health is surprising, especially considering the increased risk of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's, migraines, and multiple sclerosis in women."

In partnership with the Jacobs Lab and the Women Brain Health Initiative.