Principal Investigator

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Dr. Maral Tajerian is a Neurophysiologist with particular interest in Brain Plasticity. Following undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology , Dr. Tajerian received a Master’s degree from the department of Biology and a PhD degree from the department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University, Canada. She then completed a postdoctoral tenure at the School of Medicine at Stanford University, where she received the prestigious Ruth L. Kirschtein fellowship in pain research. She is currently appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Biology department at Queens College, City University of New York.

In addition to Laboratory research, Dr. Tajerian is passionate about teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate trainees. She is an advocate of science outreach and is the co-founder of Thwacke science-media consultancy.

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Trainees

Test Subjects

The Unsung Heroes of Research

We strive to treat our animal subjects humanely and to follow the 3Rs of animal research.