Student Profiles

Name: Flanigan, Meghan
Year you started at ISMMS: 2013
Program: PhD      MTA: NEU


Why you chose ISMMS?

I chose Mount Sinai because of it’s excellence in basic and clinical neuropsychiatry research. In particular, I was attracted by the number of labs focusing on the role of reward circuitry in neuropsychiatric disorders.

Lab: Dr. Scott Russo


My project focuses on the role of lateral habenula orexin (aka hypocretin) signaling in aggression and its rewarding components.

Undergrad institution and major: Pomona College, Neuroscience

What did you do between college and grad school?

I was an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Program post-baccalaureate fellow in the lab of Dr. Markus Heilig at NIH (NIAAA). I primarily studied the role of microRNAs in alcohol abuse and dependence in rats.

What do you like to do outside of school?

Outside of Mount Sinai I like to hike, cook, and hang out with my dog.

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