Cindy Barha

Dr. Cindy Barha sitting at desk wearing lab coat.
Academic Institution Affiliation: University of British Columbia (UBC)
Academic Institution Position/Title: Alzheimer's Association (USA) Postdoctoral Fellow
Academic Affiliation Faculty: Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
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Degree(s): PhD

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Cindy Barha is a postdoctoral research fellow supervised by Drs. Teresa Liu-Ambrose and Robin Hsiung. Cindy’s primary research interests focus on the interactions between the stress and reproductive axes in determining developmental trajectories across the lifespan, with a concentration on how these interactions influence normal age-associated cognitive decline as well as risk for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, she is interested in understanding how sex differences in the cognitive-enhancing ability of exercise training are related to hormones and genotype. Cindy received a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She is currently supported by a fellowship from the Alzheimer’s Association (USA).