Pain and Neuroinflammation Imaging Lab

Maggie Wargo, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

I graduated from Tufts University in May 2024 with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology and Biology with a minor in Studio Art. As an undergraduate, I worked in a few different labs. I started in social psychology, but slowly transitioned to a more cognitive approach. I joined the Schacter Lab to study errors in episodic memory, along with assisting in a side project about brain localization and specific detail components (who, what, where, etc.). After, I worked in Tufts’s TEAM Lab with a dual-appoint in Harvard’s Phelps Lab to study the effects of CBT exercises on socially anxious individuals with the help of fMRI and skin conductance biometrics. At the same time, I had completed my clinical psychology capstone at Tufts with the NeuroCognition of Language Lab, where I used EEG to help study the effects of negative self-relevant psycholinguistic stimuli on individuals’ surprisal/expectation ERPs (and how depression might possibly play into this dynamic).

I’ve joined the Loggia Lab to further solidify my interest in neuroimaging and expand more of my work with affected populations, such as those experiencing chronic pain. My goal is to become a more multidisciplinary researcher, combining my background in biology and psychology to understand the etiology and pathogenesis of pain better. I plan to work on multiple imaging projects and help in any way I can in lab.

Outside of work, I love to cook, crochet, and boulder.