Alexa Pohl

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Simon Baron-Cohen

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Institutes

Autism Research Centre

Email

ap728@medschl.cam.ac.uk

Research Themes

Developmental Neuroscience

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Interests

Many psychiatric conditions may have origins in abnormal brain development in utero. It is hypothesized that autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) may be linked to higher levels of testosterone during a critical period of brain 'programming' that occurs during gestation. For my PhD, I am interested in exploring the causes - genetic, environmental, and physiological- that may lead to abnormal steroidogenesis at the maternal, placental and fetal levels.

Research Focus

Keywords

Autism

Androgens

Pre-natal Brain Development

Metabolism

Pregnancy

Clinical conditions

Autism

Hormonal disorders

Equipment

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Enzyme assays

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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    Publications

    2014

    Baron-Cohen S, Cassidy S, Auyeung B, Allison C, Achoukhi M, Robertson S, Pohl A, Lai MC (2014), “Attenuation of Typical Sex Differences in 800 Adults with Autism vs. 3,900 Controls.” PLoS One 9(7):e102251 Details

    Pohl A, Cassidy S, Auyeung B, Baron-Cohen S (2014), “Uncovering steroidopathy in women with autism: a latent class analysis.” Mol Autism 5:27 Details