Erika Comasco

Researcher at Department of Women's and Children's Health, Neuropsychopharmacology

+4618-471 5020
Visiting address:
Room B1:2 BMC, Husargatan 3
752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 593
751 24 Uppsala

Short presentation

Erika Comasco´s research focuses on the interactive effect of (epi)genetic and psychosocial factors on mental health, and development of ill-health, within multidisciplinary collaborative projects. Emphasis is on adolescents and women, and on sex differences.

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Academic merits: PhD, Associate Professor

Keywords: epigenetics genetics adolescent mental health brain depression womher addiction women hormones mood treatment


Focusing on psychoneurobiology, activities of the group include:

  • research on the molecular underpinnings of gonadal hormones´influence on women’s behaviour and mental health; by employing genetic, endocrine, pharmacological, neurophysiological and neuroimaging measures, we aim to characterize diagnosis- and treatment-related biomarkers of sex-specific disorders.
  • research on the effects of early-life stress and alcohol exposure on brain and behaviour; (epi)gene-environment interactions are investigated in rodents as well as human population-based samples, with special focus on adolescence, to identify biomarkers of vulnerability to alcohol use and misuse.

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Erika Comasco