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Marissa E. Maheu, PhD

Marissa E. Maheu, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Research Fellow in Psychiatry


Marissa E. Maheu, PhD, completed her doctoral degree under the supervision of Naguib Mechawar, PhD, at McGill University where her work with the McGill Group for Suicide Studies focused on the relationship between structural neuroplasticity in emotional processing centers and suicide. As a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, Dr. Maheu employs behavioral, molecular, and transgenic approaches to characterize hyperplastic neurons in the amygdala and to study their role in the development and expression of fear.

Dr. Maheu is the recipient of two Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.


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Education & Training:

  • 2008 BSc in Psychology, University of Toronto
  • 2015 PhD in Neuroscience, McGill University
  • 2016-Present Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory, McLean Hospital




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 114