Dr. Zenab Amin
Zenab Amin graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, earning a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Ancient Studies, with minors in Biology and Art History, and a certificate in French. She received her Master's and Doctorate degrees in Biopsychology from Stony Brook University and currently works at Yale University in the Department of Psychiatry. Zenab's research has focused on using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to evaluate the effects of ovarian steroids on neural correlates of cognition and emotional processing in humans, particularly in relation to the incidence of mood disorders in women. In addition, she has investigated how estrogen's interactions with neurotransmitters such as serotonin may influence non-reproductive behavior. Zenab has experience conducting clinical studies of drug effects, genotyping and sequencing studies relating to susceptibility to mood disorders, and rodent studies evaluating estrogenís effects on spatial learning and molecular effects in the brain. Thus, she has experience in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, psychopharmacology, neuroendocrinology, behavioral neuroscience, and psychiatric genetics. Zenab has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, both as first-author and co-author, and has written two high-scoring fellowship grants to the National Institutes of Health.