rofessor Martine Mirrione brings the experience of a research institution to Quinnipiac — with her focus on neuroscience, pharmacology, neuroimaging and behavior. She is currently examining the link between neuronal circuits and depression symptoms, and the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation therapy for treating depression in individuals.
Mirrione’s research has been published in national journals, including “Nature,” “The Journal of Neuroscience” and “Synapse.” She regularly speaks at conferences and has received many scholarships and awards for her work, including one from The National Science Foundation.
For Mirrione, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences, however, the lab is not a solitary place for individual pursuits, but one where she expands her role as an educator. She is most inspired — personally and professionally — when mentoring undergraduates on their own research projects, or guiding graduate students through their thesis projects.