Georgia Mergner

Department
Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research
Phone
973-324-8428

Georgia is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Neuroscience with a cellular/molecular concentration. While there, she was a four year member of Trinity's Varsity Women's Lacrosse team, competing in two NCAA National Championships, a Final Four and earning a NESCAC championship title. She also completed multiple semesters of undergraduate research in the Chemistry Department, investigating the toxicity of ascorbic acid and therefore its effectiveness as a pro-oxidant in human neuroblastoma cell cultures. In her senior year, she served as a research assistant to Dr. Duarte Machado at the Hartford Hospital Movement Disorders Center, working with Parkinson's patients on an ongoing clinical trial. Now at Kessler, she works as a research assistant in the Traumatic Brain Injury and the Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Labs under Dr. Nancy Chiaravalotti on memory enhancement studies. In her spare time, she is a volunteer at Morristown Medical Center in the Emergency Department, and the Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates organization that supports victims of domestic violence in Montclair, NJ.

Education
BS - Neuroscience, Trinity College-Hartford, Connecticut.
Research Interests

Georgia's current research interests include memory enhancement and cognitive rehabilitation techniques in the TBI and SCI population.  In her future educational endeavors, she hopes to study neurodevelopment. 

Collaborating Studies

Stylistic Memory Enhancement for Improving New Learning and Memory (NLM)  in Moderate to Severe TBI: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Treating Cognitive Deficits in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): A Randomized Clinical Trial