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About Us

Sex steroid hormones regulate regions of the mammalian brain that support higher-order cognitive functions. The Jacobs Lab uses brain imaging, endocrine, and computational approaches to understand the extent to which endogenous and exogenous hormone factors influence the structural and functional architecture of the human brain. Major initiatives include the study of neuroendocrine aging during the midlife transition to menopause, pharmacological studies of gonadal hormone suppression, and dense-sampling studies across the menstrual cycle. 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 (ages 25-60) from the Santa Barbara area to participate in a study on hormones and cognition. Learn more here and contact us at