Heather Bimonte-Nelson

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Heather Bimonte-Nelson is a professor in the behavioral neuroscience program in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. For more than two decades, Bimonte-Nelson has conducted preclinical evaluations of multiple domains of cognitive function as related to aging, with a special focus on transitional and surgical menopause, and exogenous and endogenous hormone exposures across the lifespan. She has published more than 70 peer reviewed manuscripts evaluating hormone effects on the brain and behavior from early development until old age, with her earlier work showing that female brain organization is actively feminized by estrogens, and that estrogen exposures across the lifespan impact the female phenotype. She has expertise in behavioral measurements and related neurobiological assays, especially as associated with aging and hormone milieu. She recently edited a book on rodent behavioral testing entitled, “The Maze Book: Theories, Practice, and Protocols for Testing Rodent Cognition.” 

Bio obtained from ASU.edu.