50% of the world's population experiences menstrual cycles, pregnancy, and menopause. 85% of females aged 18-64 have used contraceptives. Yet, only a small fraction of research has been dedicated to understanding how these processes impact the female brain. This lack of attention to female health is surprising, especially considering the increased risk of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's, migraines, and multiple sclerosis in women.

Adele Myers, Ph.D in the BioShape Lab, will give a public lecture in downtown Santa Barbara on March 21st about these issues! Join her as she delves into the understudied field of female reproductive health and its effects on the brain. In this talk, she will show how cutting-edge AI can help understand shape changes in the female brain during hormonal fluctuations associated with the menstrual cycle.

In partnership with the Jacobs Lab and the Women Brain Health Initiative.

Learn more about our public lectures here.  These events are supported by the National Institute of Health, grant NIH 1R01GM144965-01.