Neuroscience Graduate Program - Student Profile


Megan Leyrer

Student Profile

Megan is a fifth-year PhD candidate studying vision and other light-processing pathways in the Berson Lab. Her current research aims to understand how neural circuitry in the retina encodes the light and visual information sent to the brain. Megan graduated from the University of Rochester in 2012 with a BS in Neuroscience and a minor in Psychology. At Brown University, she is active in community outreach through the Department of Neuroscience and Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWiSE). Outside of Brown, Megan enjoys training and spending time with her horse, JT.

Undergraduate Institution

University of Rochester

Research | Presentations & Posters | Publications | Accomplishments | Hobbies & Outside Interests

Research Description

Keywords: retinal circuits, neuroanatomy, connectomics

Presentations and Posters

Leyrer ML, Berg D, Briggman KL, & Berson DM. A genetically encoded marker for light- and electron-microscopic analysis of neuronal cell types. Program No. 186.12/LLL5. Neuroscience 2016 Abstracts. San Diego, CA. Society for Neuroscience, 2016. Online.

Leyrer ML, Berg D, Briggman KL, & Berson DM. A genetically encoded marker for light- and electron-microscopic analysis of neuronal cell types. Data Blitz. FASEB: Retinal Neurobiology and Visual Processing. July, 2016. Dillon, CO.

Publications

Ransdell JL, Temporal S, West NL, Leyrer ML, & Schulz DJ. (2013). Characterization of inward currents and channels underlying burst activity in motoneurons of crab cardiac ganglion. Journal of Neurophysiology, 110(1), 42–54. PMID: 23576706

Accomplishments

F-31 NRSA. PI: Leyrer - EY02769 (Mar 2016 - Aug 2018)
T-32 Interdisciplinary Vision Training Program. PI: Paradiso - EY018080
T-32 Interdisciplinary Predoctoral Neuroscience Training Program. PI: Lipscombe - MH020068

Hobbies and Outside Interests

Horseback riding (hunter/jumper), gardening, crafting, and playing board games!