I am a Honduran postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University in Dr. Alexander Ophir's lab. My long-term research interests are understanding the mechanisms by which early life adversity can permanently alter neuroendocrine responses to social stressors that are experienced later in life. More specifically, I am interested in using novel integrative and in vivo techniques to examine how absent or low-quality paternal care can increase sensitivity to adult stress in offspring, and to identify the role of the oxytocin and vasopressin systems throughout these enduring effects. Understanding the mechanisms of increased vulnerability to stress is significant for dissecting the differences between resilience and susceptibility to depression. I am currently supported by an NIH F32 Postdoctoral NRSA Individual Training Grant.

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