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Megan Neal
, OH
Working with Dr. Eric Blough

View Megan's webapge here: http://mupfc.marshall.edu/~neal59

Megan Leigh Neal is a 21 year old senior at Marshall University, originally from Shreve, OH. She is majoring in Biology and is planning on obtaining a DPT and pursuing a career in Physical therapy.  She serves as Women's Ministry Director for Revolution Ministries, Supreme Court Chief Justice for Marshall SGA, and is active in her local church. 

Megan is working as an undergraduate researcher in the Molecular Physiology Lab under Dr. Eric Blough, studying the affects of aging on cardiac tissue. She is examining the effects of antioxidants on cardiac muscle structure and function and is relating changes seen at the physiological level with alterations in cardiac protein and microRNA expression. It is anticipated that this work will lead to a better understanding of the molecular events that precede pharmacological based improvements in cardiac function.