Tolan Park Medical Building
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Dr. Marusak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University (WSU) School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Marusak received her PhD in Translational Neuroscience from WSU and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Christine Rabinak's Translational Neuropsychopharmacology lab in the WSU Department of Pharmacy Practice.
Dr. Marusak directs the WSU THINK Lab, which focuses on characterizing the impact of stress and trauma during childhood on brain development in children and adolescents, as well as, neurodevelopmental mechanisms leading to anxiety and other "fear-based" disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Specific areas of interest include:
Dr. Marusak was awarded postdoctoral fellowships from the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Cancer Society, and is currently funded by a K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Marusak is the co-PI on an R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the co-PI on a Veteran Marijuana Research Grant from the State of Michigan, Cannabis Regulatory Agency. She also holds an Adjunct position in the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development, serves as a faculty advisor to Science Policy Network-Detroit and Science Advisor for the nonprofit organization Kids Kicking Cancer, and is a Scientific Member of the Karmanos Cancer Institute and the WSU Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES).