• About Michelle
About Michelle

About Michelle

Michelle I. Mighdoll is a Research Project Coordinator in the Molecular Neuropathology division. She works with Dr. Thomas Hyde to manage, dissect, and study the postmortem human brain collection at the Lieber Institute, in order to further understand how risk genes affect brain development and function. Her research includes studying GABA-mediated neurotransmission in normal neurodevelopment and in neuropsychiatric disorders through postmortem and clinical findings. Michelle attended The University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School with concentrations in Health Care Management and Legal Studies. Michelle joined the Institute in 2011 to explore her passion for the basic sciences, while she applies to medical school.