Department of Human Development and Family Science
Marrium is a first year Ph.D. student in Human Development at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on the development of attention and cognition throughout the lifespan and the role of environmental factors. She is also interested in tech-based cognitive interventions for individuals with ADHD.
Marrium received her B.S. in Applied Biosciences from National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan where she worked on various projects including the behavioral effects of SNRI antidepressants, metallic neurotoxicity, and nanoparticle applications as biotherapeutics. She was also involved in multiple community service projects including literacy promotion through microfunding educational expenses for out-of-school children and building a library in an orphanage as well as financial empowerment for widowed women through vocational skill training. All of these experiences led to her current interest in interdisciplinary neuropsychological research as well as its broader implications for policy and science communication initiatives.
- Executive Function
- Learning and Memory
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
- Cognitive Interventions
- B.S. in Applied Biosciences, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2018
- President’s Gold Medal at NUST, 2019
- Outstanding Performance at NUST Community Services Club, 2018
- NUST Merit Scholarship, 2014 – 2018
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