Sex hormones are powerful neuromodulators of learning and memory. In rodents and nonhuman primates estrogen and progesterone influence the central nervous system across a range of spatiotemporal scales. Yet, sex hormones’ influence on the structural and functional architecture of the human brain is largely unknown. The Jacobs Lab uses brain imaging, endocrine, and computational approaches to deepen our understanding of hormone action in the human brain. Major initiatives include the study of endocrine aging during the midlife transition to menopause, pharmacological studies of gonadal hormone suppression, and dense-sampling studies across the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. For a complete description of current projects head here.
Join the Jacobs Lab
Interested in joining the lab?
Volunteer for a Study The Jacobs Lab is seeking adults from the Santa Barbara area to participate in a number of ongoing studies of the brain. Learn more here and contact us at UCSBJacobsLab@gmail.com