Alyssa McNamara, Clinical Research Associate (MAPS PBC)

Alyssa McNamara earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience with a minor in bioinformatics in 2017 from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to joining the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), Alyssa worked as a research associate in the field of immuno-oncology, where she helped to research and develop therapeutics to treat ovarian cancer. Alyssa also worked in the field of neurodevelopment, where she studied transcription factors and mechanisms of action implicated in autism spectrum disorders. At MAPS PBC, Alyssa is currently serving as a Clinical Research Associate, supporting the Clinical Operations team. She is excited to join the dedicated and enthusiastic team at MAPS PBC. Alyssa joined MAPS PBC to help make an impact in the lives of people suffering around the world. She strives to help improve the standard of care for mental illness and neurological disorders. In Alyssa’s free time, she enjoys running and geocaching with her family.