Margaret M. McCarthy
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Personal History I received my PhD in Behavioral and Neural Sciences from the Institute of Animal Behavior at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ in 1989. I then spent three years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Rockefeller University in New York, NY and one year as a National Research Council Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, before joining the faculty at the University of Maryland. I am a member of the University of Maryland Graduate School and the Center for Studies in Reproduction I am also a member of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, the Society for Neuroscience, the American Physiological Association and the Endocrine Society. Research Interests

My research program focuses on the influence of steroid hormones on the developing brain. During perinatal life, there is a sensitive period for hormone exposure during which permanent cytoarchitechtural changes are established. Males and females are exposed to different hormonal milieus and this results in sex differences in the brain. These differences include alterations in the volumes of particular brain nuclei and patterns of synaptic connectivity. The mechanisms by which sexually dimorphic structures are formed in the brain remains poorly understood.


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flag Sex differences in the Brain: Fact or Fiction? / Spolne razlike v možganih: Dejstvo ali izmišljotina?
as author at  Mednarodni posvet Biološka znanost in družba: Povezanost procesov / International Conference Bioscience and Society: Interdependence of processes,
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flag Razprava na okrogli mizi / Round-table discussion
as author at  Mednarodni posvet Biološka znanost in družba: Povezanost procesov / International Conference Bioscience and Society: Interdependence of processes,
together with: Al Vrezec (moderator), Jože Trontelj, Jože Vogrinc, Heikki Setälä, Andreja Barle Lakota, Gregor Majdič, Ivan Kreft,
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