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3/20/24: Connors-BRI Research Symposium: Incorporating Sex and Gender into Research

Wednesday March 20th 2024 | 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm | Marshall A. Wolf Conference Center

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Connors-BRI Research Symposium: Incorporating Sex and Gender into Research

The Connors-BRI Center for Research on Women’s Health and Sex/Gender Medicine is hosting a series of exciting talks and presentations by local researchers, including a keynote address from Rebecca Shansky, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University.

Keynote Speaker:  Rebecca Shansky, PhD

Rebecca Shansky earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology at Yale University and completed postdoctoral work at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before joining the faculty in the Psychology Department at Northeastern in 2011. She directs the Laboratory of Neuroanatomy and Behavior, where her team uses rodent models to explore the links between brain structure and function, focusing on how individual differences in response to trauma shape long-term memories. She is a vocal advocate for gender and sex equity in experimental design, highlighted in her Science Magazine Perspective piece, “Are hormones a ‘female problem’ for animal research?”


2:30-3:30 pm: Keynote Address- “What can we learn by considering sex as a biological variable? Lessons from neuroscience”

3:30-4:30 pm: Featured Talks

4:30-6:00 pm: Poster Session and Reception

For more information, please email To submit an abstract click here.

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