Anne TM Konkle

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Anne TM Konkle
Assistant Professor

Room: THN 214
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3457

Biography

Anne TM Konkle is an Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa since 2009. She is interested in sex differences in brain development, behaviour and disorder/disease with a penchant for better understanding the mother/infant dyad.  She studies the effects of environmental perturbations (including stress, maternal infection, toxicants, noise, etc) on behaviour and the steroidogenic systems underlying neurodevelopment of brain areas that are involved in the stress response, cognition, emotion and in reproductive function.  These are studied in the context of sex specific neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia as well as postpartum conditions of depression and anxiety.

A multidisciplinary approach finds her investigating the media representation of mental health and of environmental toxicants in order to better understand the information typically available to the lay person and how these might impact their perceptions and behaviours. She is also further exploring the use of nutritional supplements for the treatment or prevention of post-partum depression and anxiety; this will inform some of the planned animal models.

There are diverse opportunities for training and participating in research projects: UROP, 4th year Honours, or graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows.  For additional information, visit the B.E.S.S.T. Lab webpage.  Interested individuals, please send your CV to Dr Konkle (Anne.Konkle@uOttawa.ca).

Fields of Interest

  • Sex Differences in Neurodevelopment and Behaviour
  • Neuroendocrine Systems
  • Effects of Environmental Perturbations on Neurodevelopment as it Relates to Mental Health
  • Mother - Infant Dyad
  • Reducing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Issues
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