Stanford women’s mental health expert presents HudsonAlpha seminar

HudsonAlpha Research Seminars hosted Natalie Rasgon, MD, PhD, for a public presentation on November 29. Her talk was titled “Mental Illness and Allostatic Load: the 3Ds of insulin resistance.”

Dr. Rasgon is a professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She began her distinguished career at UCLA School of Medicine, and in 2002, she established the Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health at Stanford. A renowned expert in neuroendocrinology and women’s mental health, Dr. Rasgon is the author of more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and 25 book chapters and is a reviewer for 30 professional journals. Her predominant research focus has been on the treatment of bipolar disorder in women, the use of hormonal interventions during menopause and the effects on mood and cognitive function, and the interplay between endocrine function and aging.

The next HudsonAlpha Research Seminar will be Wednesday, December 6, at noon in the HudsonAlpha auditorium. Kranthi Varala, PhD, of Purdue University will present “Ripples in transcriptional networks: Dynamic regulatory networks in plant nitrogen signaling.” Kankshita Swaminathan, PhD, will host the seminar.

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