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Mar Sanchez, PhD

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Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine

Division Chief and Core Scientist
Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience Division
Emory National Primate Research Center

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PHONE: 404-712-2393



Mar Sanchez, PhD, studies the neurobiological systems that control stress physiology and emotion regulation. Dr. Sanchez is particularly interested in the effects of early experiences, such as maternal care and social stress, on the development of those brain systems and the psychopathology and pathophysiology of anxiety and mood disorders.


Research Interests: nonhuman primate models of early life stress, with a focus on developmental effects on brain, behavior and neuroendocrine and immune function.

Collaborations: Mark Wilson, Kim Wallen, Jocelyne Bachevalier, Lisa Parr, Zach Johnson, Stuart Zola

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