2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Mentor: David Hong, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

By studying the neurodevelopmental effects of cross-sex hormone therapy used by transgender youth compared to cisgender controls, the Hong lab hopes to improve long-term clinical outcomes for transgender youth. Moreover, studying transgender youth will also provide insight into the role of sex hormones in cisgender development. As well as helping with various project aspects from recruitment to test administration to data analysis, Bobby will focus on the neuroimaging component of the project and will create a full factorial statistical model to analyze subcortical and frontal regions of the brain, which have been historically identified as sexually dimorphic.