Melanie is a student in the MD/PhD program at MUSC and the co-Creator of the MUSC Hangout Program, which she directs. Melanie is an gifted researcher and clinician. Her research interests include brain stimulation, brain imaging and developing animal models for Autism. Melanie serves as the Study Coordinator for the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Adults with Autism and Depression (TAD) study, and has been very active in MUSC’s Learning Enhancement through Neurostimulation (LENS) study. Her amazing skillset is critical to both the Project Rex Clinical and Research missions. In the Fall of 2017, she organized the very first Project Rex Hangout Halloween event, which was attended by over 30 youth with Autism!!!