Melissa Pangelinan

Melissa Pangelinan, Ph.D.

Research Focus

My current research examines the development of white matter and its relationship with the emergence of cognitive and behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence multimodal anatomical brain imaging (MRI, MT, and DTI).


Research Groups

  • 2014:



  • 2011–Present: Human Brain Mapping
  • 2011–Present: PLoS ONE
  • 2010–Present: Neuropsychologia

Distinctions and Awards

  • 2010: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31), Eunice K. Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NIH), 38,100
  • 2009: Graduate School Summer Fellowship, University of Maryland, 5,000
  • 2008: Graduate Research Initiative Project, Department of Kinesiology , 4,900

Research Projects


  • 2013–2018: Prenatal maternal stress and brain maturation during adolescence: Project Ice Storm
    Supervisor: Dr. Tomas Paus, Dr. Suzanne King
    Collaborators: Dr. Alain Brunet, Dr. Richard Hoge, Dr. David Laplante, and Dr. Jens Pruessner
    Institutions: Rotman Research Institute & McGill University

    Sponsors: CIHR, $456,305 (CAD)

    Research Grant

Curriculum Vitae


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