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My laboratory is interested in understanding how steroid hormones like estrogen, testosterone, and natural estrogens from plants regulate brain function in injury and aging.
We use both cell and animal models to examine the underlying mechanisms of steroid action under conditions in which they are beneficial and those in which they are not in order to understand what key factors result in beneficial effects on the brain. Our goal is to determine the conditions in which these compounds can be safely and effectively used to provide ongoing brain health and treat brain injury and disease.
Additional projects are focused on using novel compounds to protect and regenerate brain tissue after stroke and traumatic brain injury.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh

BS in Biology, Emory University

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Luteinizing Hormone Medicine & Life Sciences
Phytoestrogens Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2012 2021

Research Output 1993 2019

Genistein: mechanisms of action for a pleiotropic neuroprotective agent in stroke

Schreihofer, D. & Oppong-Gyebi, A., 3 Jun 2019, In : Nutritional Neuroscience. 22, 6, p. 375-391 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neuroprotective Agents
Brain Injuries
7 Citations (Scopus)

Chronic intermittent hypoxia induces hormonal and male sexual behavioral changes: Hypoxia as an advancer of aging

Wilson, E. N., Anderson, M., Snyder, B., Duong, P., Trieu, J., Schreihofer, D. & Cunningham, R. L., 15 May 2018, In : Physiology and Behavior. 189, p. 64-73 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Oxidative Stress
Sexual Behavior
1 Citation (Scopus)

N-terminal truncations in sex steroid receptors and rapid steroid actions

Schreihofer, D., Duong, P. & Cunningham, R. L., 1 May 2018, In : Steroids. 133, p. 15-20 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Steroid Receptors
Cell Membrane
Cell membranes
8 Citations (Scopus)
Brain Injuries
Young Adult
6 Citations (Scopus)

Presence of androgen receptor variant in neuronal lipid rafts

Garza-Contreras, J., Duong, P., Snyder, B. D., Schreihofer, D. A. & Cunningham, R. L., 1 Jul 2017, In : eNeuro. 4, 4, e0109-17.2017.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Androgen Receptors
Dopaminergic Neurons
Membrane Lipids