Margo Menkes, M.S.

Affiliate Graduate Student


Margo is a fifth year clinical science PhD candidate working with Drs. Melvin McInnis and Patricia Deldin. After graduating with her B.A. from Emory University in 2017, she spent two years as a staff research assistant with Dr. Stephan Heckers' lab at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Margo is broadly interested in neurocognition in mood disorders and psychosis, with a focus on using electrophysiological and cognitive testing methods to identify mechanisms of these disorders. She is an active member of the Prechter Bipolar Research Program’s Longitudinal Study of Bipolar Disorder. Margo is collaborating with the EmoTe lab to study the relationship between sleep, circadian rhythms, and neurocognition in bipolar disorder. In addition, in collaboration with the MiSCAN (PI: Tso) Lab, Margo is examining affective inhibition deficits in bipolar disorder using an emotion go/no-go task. Outside of research, Margo likes making baked goods and sharing them with friends.


  • 2020 International Society for Bipolar Disorders Best Poster Award
  • 2021 ERP Bootcamp Scholarship
  • 2021 Eisenberg Family Depression Center Star Award
  • 2022 Society for Research in Psychopathology Travel Award