Graduate Student at the University of Toronto
Christine is a graduate student at the University of Toronto under the Department of Cell and Systems Biology. She also completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, holding an Honors Bachelors of Science specializing in Cell and Molecular Biology. Currently, Christine is studying the effects of early life stress on mental health outcomes during adulthood under the supervision of Dr. Patrick McGowan. For her thesis, she is examining how pre- and postnatal exposures to high-fat diets can alter brain responses to stressful conditions.
In the future, she wishes to continue using her knowledge of molecular and genomic approaches to identify, understand, and optimize treatments for psychiatric illnesses such as anxiety and personality disorders.
Grants and Funding: We proudly support the research and programs of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and institutions such as: the Anxiety Disorders program of the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Pacific Institute of Medical Research; the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred); and SchoolsForHope.org, an iFred educational project. Working with these partners enables Anxiety.org to extend its commitment to its mission. All the donations received, as well as 100% of Anxiety.org revenue in 2017, will be contributed to build, develop, and further the understanding, investigation, discovery, and treatment of the full spectrum of anxiety and related disorders.