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Clare Paterson


Research Description

Women are a particularly vulnerable subpopulation to depression, and there are high rates of co-occurrence of depression and diseases of the vascular system. Dr. Paterson’s research aims to identify the early-life biological origins of depression by examining the relationship between depression-related behaviors and brain vasculature. This research has the potential to identify novel targets that may represent earlier, faster and more effective therapeutic strategies for millions of women suffering from depression worldwide.