Moira Nolan, BA
Moira joined the Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program in January 2018 as a Research Coordinator. She studied psychology and sociology at American University where she obtained her BA and gained research experience at the NIH. Her interests include Psycho-Oncology, specifically within women. She hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.
Julia Russell, BA
Julia joined the Women’s Hormones and Aging Research Program in May 2017 as a Research Coordinator. She graduated from Tufts University with a BA in Clinical Psychology, where she worked at the PTSD Neuroimaging Laboratory, and spent a year as a Student Researcher at McLean Hospital in the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Lab. She plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Akanksha Srivastava, BA
Akanksha returned to the Women’s Hormones and Aging Program in May 2018 as a Research Coordinator. She received her BA from Boston University in Psychology and Biology with a specialization in cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics. She was a research trainee at WHARP from June to December 2016 where she assisted with a research project looking at stress responses in women with and without hot flashes. Akanksha plans to pursue a career in academic 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.