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Meghan Rossi

Graduate Intern - Outreach & Communications

Meghan Rossi is a PhD student in the UCSD Neurosciences Graduate Program. After earning her bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and her master's degree in Brain Sciences at University College London, Meghan has joined Dr. Richard Daneman's lab for her thesis project. Here, she is focused on examining the effects of peripheral factors, including dietary intake and exercise, on the special properties of the blood vessels in the brain termed the "blood-brain barrier." In addition, she is interested in the role of blood-brain barrier circadian rhythm on Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis, as well as the potential role of the gut microbiome in modulating properties of the blood-brain barrier.
When I'm not in lab, you can find me at the pottery studio, hiking with my dog, or singing with the San Diego-based choral ensemble SACRA/PROFANA.