Welcome to the homepage of The Brain Body Stress (BBStress) Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.

Under the direction of Dr. Layla Banihashemi, the BBStress Lab examines how stress may change the brain and how these changes may influence the body's response to stress. Currently, the BBStress Lab is focused on how childhood experiences impact stress-related brain regions that control the body's response to stress. To address this, the lab uses a variety of neuroimaging techniques including diffusion spectrum imaging and functional MRI.