Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Assistant Adjunct Professor UCSD Neuropsychology
Address 858-534-8269 University of California, San Diego / Department of Psychiatry / 9500 Gilman Drive (0875) / La Jolla, CA 92093-0875

Graduate Institution

Boston University

Research Description

My research focuses on the genetic and environmental determinants of cognitive and brain aging, in particular the role of neuroendocrine factors in regulating these processes. The contribution of neuroendocrine mechanisms to explaining sex differences in dementia risk is also a major area of investigation.

Representative Publications
  • Panizzon, M.S., Hauger, R.L., Xian, H., Jacobson, K., Lyons, M.J., Franz, C.E., & Kremen, W.S. 2018. Interactive Effects of Testosterone and Cortisol on Hippocampal Volume and Episodic Memory in Middle-Aged Men. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 91, 115-122.

  • Sundermann, E.E., Panizzon, M.S., Chen, X. et al. Sex differences in Alzheimer’s-related Tau biomarkers and a mediating effect of testosterone. Biol Sex Differ 11, 33 (2020).

  • Panizzon, M.S., Bree, K., Hseih, T., Hauger, R., Xian, H., Jacobson, K.C., Lyons, M.J., & Franz, C.E. 2020. Genetic variation in the androgen receptor modifies the association between testosterone and vitality in middle-aged men. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 17, 2351-2361


William Kremen / Linda Mcevoy / Erin Sundermann