Meg received a BA in Chemistry and Biology from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009 under Dr. Jose Barreto. She received a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 under Dr. Mark Wightman, studying adaptations in in vivo catecholamine signaling. Meg then completed postdoctoral training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine with Dr. Mary Kay Lobo in 2020, studying cell-type specific molecular mechanisms in stress and substance use. Meg is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, and in the Department of Pharmacology at Penn State College of Medicine.
Outside of the lab Meg enjoys traveling, playing music, creative vegetarian cooking, craft beer, and spending time with her cats Amstel and Juniper.
Logan received a B.S. in Neuroscience from Lebanon Valley College under Dr. Deanna Dodson. He has been in a variety of different works during his undergraduate studies including Rattus norvegicus trainability to tasks using clicker training, gene mapping and linkage of the X-chromosome in Drosophila melanogaster, and most recently serotonin transporters in canine, specifically Single-nucleotide polymorphism rs24602000 and it’s role in non-social fear responses. Logan joined the lab in November 2021.
Outside of the lab Logan enjoys playing board games with friends, hiking, biking, building computers, and streaming a variety of different videogames.
Alexandria (Allie) Ostman - PhD Student, Anatomy
Allie is a PhD student in the Anatomy program at Penn State College of Medicine. She is excited to be working on her thesis in the Fox lab.
Allie completed her B.S. at Bloomsburg University in 2018. She then worked for three years as a Research Technician in the Buchkovich Lab where she achieved two coauthor papers.
Before joining the Fox lab, Allie had an amazing opportunity to work on "Adenosine Receptor 3 Mediated Neuroprotection of Photoreceptors" in zebrafish with Dr. Stella.
PhD Student, Neuroscience
Annalisa is a PhD student in the Neuroscience program at Penn State College of Medicine. She received her B.A. in Cell Biology & Neuroscience from Rutgers University in 2022, where she worked for four years as a research assistant for Dr. Mark West studying the effects of fentanyl addiction on neuroimmune functioning.
Upon rotating in the Fox Lab in March 2023, she knew very early on that this would be the lab for her, and she is very excited to be completing her thesis work here. Outside the lab, Annalisa enjoys drawing, reading, and cooking.
Annalisa, Logan, Allie - Penn State white out event on campus
Jen, Annalisa, Logan, Allie, Nicole, ( Meg as photo taker)- Lab lunch
Meg, Taylor, Allie, Logan, Nicole - Holiday lab lunch
Annalisa, Nicole, Logan, Allie - Lab shenanigans
Taylor Seifert, Research Assistant, 2021-2022.
Karma "Bat" Fox
Maxxy "Cat" Fox