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Megan Bourassa

Megan Bourassa, PhD

Associate Director, Nutrition Science

212-298-8647 | mbourassa@nyas.org

Dr. Megan Bourassa is the Associate Director for Nutrition Science. She has over 10 years of research experience on a wide range of topics including metabolism, biological chemistry and neuroscience. Most recently, Dr. Bourassa was a post-doctoral fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Burke Medical Research Institute, where she conducted research to determine the epigenetic effects of dietary metabolites and their impact on stroke recovery. While at Burke, she served as the administrative head of the Center for Nutrition and Brain Recovery, which seeks to translate bench-top nutrition-based science to patients recovering from brain injury. She holds a PhD in chemistry from Stony Brook University and worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory for her doctoral work studying the role of trace elements in neurodegenerative diseases. Her research has been funded by NSF and NIH training grants, as well as an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award post-doctoral fellowship.