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Meredith Schmehl CV

Postdoctoral Associate
311 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27710


I am a Postdoctoral Associate and recent Ph.D. graduate in the Department of Neurobiology, advised by Dr. Jennifer Groh. My research interests focus on how visual and auditory perceptions are integrated in the monkey brain. Before coming to Duke, I completed dual undergraduate degrees in Neurobiology and Cognitive Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, where I studied how mouse vision guides behavior.

Besides my research, I am actively involved in science communication and advocacy including outreach, writing, policy, and multimedia. As an undergraduate, I founded a chapter of Nu Rho Psi and led our chapter through over 30 annual hours of educational outreach in the community. For my leadership as the founding president of this group, I was recognized as the 2018 National Outstanding Member of the Year by the national organization. I also enjoy writing about science for the public and connecting science with policy to promote research funding and other public support of science. Finally, I served as the editor and music producer of the Gastronauts Podcast, a podcast about scientists who study how the gut talks to the brain.

I look forward to leveraging these experiences to pursue a career in science communication and advocacy, in which I can foster a greater appreciation for science and its importance in society.

Educational Background
Ph.D. in Neurobiology (Duke University, 2024)
B.S. in Neuroscience, Concentration in Neurobiology (Carnegie Mellon University, 2018)
B.S. in Psychology, Concentration in Cognitive Psychology (Carnegie Mellon University, 2018)

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Current Appointments & Affiliations

Postdoctoral Associate Neurobiology, Basic Science Departments