Arielle Crestol

Stipendiat ved Det medisinske fakultet og Voksenpsykiatrisk avdeling Vinderen

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Brain imaging in psychosis

The group researches psychotic disorders, with a focus on etiology, neuroanatomy and early risk factors. The group investigates structural brain changes, how they occur and how they develop over time in psychotic disorders. Read more via the link below: ​

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Hormones are chemical messengers that send signals to organs and tissues, having widespread effects on both the body and the brain. I am particularly interested in studying the impact that sex hormones such as estrogen and testosterone have on the brain.

As part of my PhD, I use large-scale population cohorts, neuroimaging techniques, and genetic assessments to link sex hormone actions to mental disorders across the lifespan. While sex differences are observed in a number of mental health and neurodegenerative diseases, the underlying mechanisms for these sex differences are unknown.

Overall, I hope that my research will help bridge this knowledge gap and contribute to increased representation of sex differences, and specifically the study of females, in scientific research.

  • M.Sc. Integrated Program in Neuroscience (McGill University)
  • B.Sc. Honours Psychology, specialization in Behavioural Neuroscience (Concordia University)

  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Sex hormones
  • Multimodal neuroimaging
  • Mental disorders
  • Female-specific disorders (e.g., endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome)
Sist oppdatert 02.02.2024