The Dager Lab

The Dager lab is primarily interested in how substance use affects cognitive abilities. Specifically, we are interested in how marijuana use can affect the structure and function of the brain in relation to cognitive performance. Our current interest explores the relationship between chronic marijuana use and memory function.

The Dager Lab Director

Alecia Dager Ph.D.

Director, Assistant Professor,
Yale University School of Medicine

Team Members

Chelsea Meagher

Research Assistant II

Chelsea graduated from University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Arts in Cognitive Science and a Minor in Neuroscience. Since joining the COBBRA Lab in 2017, she has worked on the “Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network for Intermediate Phenotypes” (“BSNIP-2”) consortium study in addition to the “Neurochemical and Functional Correlates of Memory in Emerging Adult Marijuana Users” study. She has her sight (pun intended) on applying to a Doctorate of Optometry program within the upcoming years. When not at Olin, Chelsea enjoys learning how to cook new things and being a plant mom.

Email: Chelsea.Meagher@hhchealth.org

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