Dr Andrea Gogos
PhD, BSc (Hons)

Dr Gogos is a mid-career neuroscientist. She completed her PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Melbourne in 2005; her project focusing on preclinical behavioural models of schizophrenia. During her post-doctoral training fellowships, she extended her skill base by gaining clinical experience when measuring cognition and fMRI in patients with psychiatric disorders. Following two significant periods of career disruption, she is now head of the Hormones in Psychiatry Laboratory and currently funded by an NHMRC R.D. Wright Fellowship.

Her laboratory focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying the action of sex steroid hormones in psychiatric disorders. Sex hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are increasingly being implicated in psychiatric disorders, however the mechanism underlying the action of these compounds in the brain remains unclear. This laboratory specialises in using neuropsychopharmacological approaches to examine sex steroid regulation of the brain and behaviour in health and disease. We use multi-disciplinary methods, combining preclinical behavioural models, molecular techniques and clinical research. By identifying the mechanisms underlying the effects of sex hormones in psychiatric disorders, this research aims to enhance our understanding of the complex aetiology of these disorders and highlight the importance of recognising sex differences in symptoms and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Ultimately, this research aims to define novel therapeutic strategies.  

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade
    Parkville
    3052
    Victoria
    Australia

PROJECTS SUPERVISED

Awards and achievements

2016 Asia-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry Young Investigator Award
2016 Purton Schizophrenia Research Grant
2012 – 2015 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 
2012 Aubrey Lewis Award, Biological Psychiatry Australia.
2012 Alfred Deakin Post-Doctoral Fellowship 
2008 – 2010 NHMRC Project Grant 
2007 – 2011 NHMRC Biomedical Training (Peter Doherty) Fellowship 
2007 Colin Dodds Fellowship, Australian Rotary Health Research Fund
2005 – 2008 Clemenger Trust Research Grant

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