2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: undeclared
Mentor: Allan Reiss (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)

“Analyzing the Roots of Social-Emotional Behaviors in Individuals with Klinefelter Syndrome (KS)”

This project will examine the influence of testosterone in male adolescent neurodevelopment, more specifically in boys aged 8-13 with Klinefelter Syndrome (KS). Boys affected by KS experience testosterone deficiency as well as neurocognitive issues including negative cognition and behavior. Amanda is analyzing the neural difference through code and comparing the pubertal difference to boys without testosterone deficiencies using data that her team is collecting on site. She is meeting by Zoom with the faculty mentor and project team biweekly to discuss findings and necessary steps to follow. The results will advance knowledge of neural changes during male puberty.