Meike Gugel

Research Associate - Neuroscape


UCSF – Mission Bay
Sandler Neuroscience Center
MC 0444, 675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco, CA 94158




Meike received her BS in Neuroscience from the University of Cologne in Germany. During her undergraduate work, she joined the Gazzaley Lab (Neuroscape) as a research scholar between 2010-2012. She conducted her own small research study on the restorative effects of nature image breaks on multitasking performance, which was the basis for her Bachelor thesis. After graduating, she spent several years working as a Research Study Coordinator at Stanford University, managing a pediatric cancer study to investigate the effects of chemotherapy on the brain, using neuroimaging techniques and in-depth cognitive assessments.

After 5 years, she has returned to the lab, where she is now applying her enthusiasm for project management, participant interaction and neuroimaging to the coordination of research studies with a focus on cognitive training and meditation. Meike has always been passionate about exploring ways to improve one’s physical and mental well-being by using natural resources, such as mediation or contact with nature. Over the years, Neuroscape has opened doors for her to feed her curiosity.

Down the road, Meike is hoping to complete a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and become involved in the development of therapeutic interventions for children with trauma and neuropsychiatric disorders.

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