I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Galea lab. My research investigates how maternal exposure to antidepressants in glucocorticoid-induced model of depression affects outcome of the mother as well as the offspring. Specifically, I’m interested in understanding how the postpartum period is a unique period for the female brain as well as whether male and female offspring are differentially sensitive to maternal stress/antidepressant exposure in terms of behaviour, HPA axis, and hippocampal neurogenesis. We hope that this research contributes a better understanding of postpartum depression and maternal mental health. When I’m not in lab, you can find me enjoying a good book, binge-watching TV shows on Netflix, or taking in the sights of beautiful Vancouver!
Post Doctoral Fellows