Phoebe Gianis, BS
Phoebe joined the Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program in November 2017 as a Research Trainee. She completed her BS in Biology & Psychology at The University of South Carolina-Columbia, where she worked as an undergraduate Medical Intern in the Emergency Unit at Palmetto Health-Richland. Her research interests include exploring the effects of psychological distress on physiology over time, as well as the relationship between combined treatment methods and quality of life outcomes. She plans to pursue a degree in medicine.
Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program (WHARP) is a clinical and translational research group that aims to advance our understanding and treatment of symptoms resulting from estrogen withdrawal in the brain. This includes affective disturbance, sleep disruption, hot flashes, and cognitive performance. We study the biological basis of these symptoms as well as their interactions and strategies for optimizing treatment in healthy women during the menopause transition, women undergoing anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer, and using experimental paradigms.