Position title: Graduate Student
Marissa is a PhD student in the Neuroscience Training Program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Saint Joseph’s University in 2017. Before starting her graduate degree, Marissa worked as a research assistant for the Lurie Family Foundations MEG Imaging Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She used MEG and MRI to study brain function and structure in children with developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Currently, Marissa’s research is focused on using MRI to understand infant brain development in typically developing infants and infants at risk for developmental disorders. In her spare time, Marissa likes to travel to new cities and try new foods. She also enjoys spending time with her pet gecko and collecting house plants.