- Visiting address:
- MTC-huset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 1tr
752 37 Uppsala
- Postal address:
- Akademiska sjukhuset
751 85 Uppsala
Erika Comasco´s research focuses on the interactive effect of (epi)genetic and psychosocial factors on mental health, and development of ill-health, within multidisciplinary collaborative projects. Emphasis is on adolescents and women, and on sex differences.
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Academic merits: PhD, Associate Professor
Keywords: epigenetics genetics adolescent mental health brain depression womher addiction women hormones mood treatment
Focusing on psychoneurobiology, activities of the group include:
- research on the molecular underpinnings of gonadal hormones´influence on women’s behaviour and mental health; by employing genetic, endocrine, pharmacological, neurophysiological and neuroimaging measures, we aim to characterize diagnosis- and treatment-related biomarkers of sex-specific disorders.
- research on the effects of early-life stress and alcohol exposure on brain and behaviour; (epi)gene-environment interactions are investigated in rodents as well as human population-based samples, with special focus on adolescence, to identify biomarkers of vulnerability to alcohol use and misuse.
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