Brittany J Bush

Brittany Bush (she/her) is a postdoctoral scholar in the Giardino Lab in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her work focuses on sex differences in neurocircuitry— specifically the amygdala and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST)— involved in sleep, addiction and mood disorders. In the future, she also plans to investigate the role of comorbidities (sleep disorders, reproductive disorders, and addiction) and socioeconomic factors in the development of neuropsychiatric disorders using human models. Brittany earned her BS in Biology from Savannah State University, as well as two master’s degrees, in Biomedical and Clinical research, and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, all from Morehouse School of Medicine. Brittany, with a colleague, founded Let’s Get STEMulated, LLC, an organization with a mission of increasing STEM exposure for minority high school students. She also serves as a mentor to several high school and college students. Brittany enjoys dancing, skating, traveling, participating in the arts, and being outdoors.