Laura Pritschet received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2017. Her graduate work leverages techniques from network neuroscience and neuroendocrinology to explore how sex steroid hormones impact human brain function across hormonal transition periods (e.g., menopause). The goal of her research is to improve the utility of sex hormones as markers of vulnerability for neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders that are disproportionately skewed towards women, including Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, Laura works to ensure that women benefit from our scientific efforts equally and is an advocate for women’s representation in STEM.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, listening to music, and eating sandwiches.