Megan completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town in genetics and psychology in 2017. In 2018, she went on to earn on honors degree in Human Genetics, examining the genetics of bipolar disorder in a South African cohort. Megan is currently working on her master’s degree in the same division, investigating the genetic overlap between various psychiatric disorders and altered brain structures. She’s interested in neuropsychiatric genetics research conducted in South African and African populations and hopes to pursue this line of research. In five years’ time, she would like to have her own vegetable garden and be funded by a faculty position at a university in South Africa.
What I enjoy most about working in this field contributing to something important. Perhaps it’s in a small way, for now, but working on something that could one day really improve someone’s quality of life is such an amazing feeling.