Disease Mechanisms

Ritter, Kerstin

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Ritter, Kerstin (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin) Machine learning for neuroimaging-based disease decoding

Vaidya, Vidita

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Vaidya, Vidita (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) Neurocircuits regulating emotion

De Rubeis, Silvia

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De Rubeis, Silvia (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)  Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders

Motanis, Helen

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Motanis, Helen (University of California, Los Angeles) Alterations of cortical neural dynamics in Fragile x syndrome.

Coulson, Elizabeth

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Coulson, Elizabeth (University of Queensland) Loss of basal forebrain cholinergic neurons in Alzheimer’s disease and role of neurotrophins in the normal and pathological function of these neurons

Eggers, Erika

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Eggers, Erika (University of Arizona) Retinal circuitry modulation in response to changing light conditions and disease

Kastanenka, Ksenia  

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Kastanenka, Ksenia (Harvard Medical School) Role neural activity plays in onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease

Garrido, Marta

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Garrido, Marta (University of Melbourne) Brain’s circuitry underpinning the learning mechanisms that enable us to adapt to a novel environment and make predictions about future events

Olson, Elizabeth

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Olson, Elizabeth (McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School) Decision-making, reward processing, and executive functioning in trauma and stress-related disorders including PTSD

Metz, Gerlinde Alexandra

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Metz, Gerlinde Alexandra (University of Lethbridge) The influence of experience and environment on behavior and brain plasticity

Siclari, Francesca

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Siclari, Francesca (CHUV, Lausanne (Switzerland)) Sleep, dreams, consciousness, Sleep’s disorders

Tan, Kelly

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Tan, Kelly (University of Basel (Switzerland)) Mechanisms underlying cellular, synaptic and circuit function in the basal ganglia that control motor actions

Aits, Sonja

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Aits, Sonja (Lund University) Combining artificial intelligence and biomedicine to study cell death and lysosome in neurological diseases and cancer

Evans, Carys

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Evans, Carys (University College London) Interventions in pathology and healthy ageing

Aw, Sherry

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Aw, Sherry (Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore) Circuit and molecular mechanisms that underlie movement dysfunctions using Drosophila disease models

Prager-Khoutorsky, Masha

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Prager-Khoutorsky, Masha (McGill University) Neurobiology of hypothalamic circuits controlling body fluid homeostasis

Bardet, Sylvia M

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Bardet, Sylvia M (University of Limoges – CNRS) Cell biology and in vivo multiphoton microscopy and bioimaging applied to bio-electromagnetism

Sodhi, Monsheel 

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Sodhi, Monsheel (Loyola University Chicago) Molecular basis of psychiatric disorders that increase the risk of suicide

Cai, Denise

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Cai, Denise (Mount Sinai) Cellular and circuit mechanisms for how memories change across time and experience; development of open-source tools and neurotechnology

Goel, Anubhuti

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Goel, Anubhuti (UCLA) Investigating circuit alterations responsible for learning impairments in mouse models of autism

Arruda-Carvalho, Maithe

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Arruda-Carvalho, Maithe (University of Toronto Scarborough) Understanding how the maturation of sensitive brain circuits underlies the emergence of complex behaviour and sensitivity to stress in mice

Bagot, Rosemary

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Bagot, Rosemary (McGill University) Circuit and molecular mechanisms of altered brain function underlying depression

Murray, Jennifer

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Murray, Jennifer (University of Guelph) Behavioural and neural mechanisms underlying interoceptive and motivational processing in addiction

Bloom, Ona

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Bloom, Ona (Feinstein Institute Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell) Response to traumatic spinal cord injury in humans and animal models

Morgan, Jennifer

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Morgan, Jennifer (Marine Biological Laboratory) Synaptic mechanisms associated with neurodegenerative and regenerative processes

Chaudhri, Nadia

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Chaudhri, Nadia (Concordia University) The neural basis of addiction and learning

Muldoon, Sarah Feldt 

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Muldoon, Sarah Feldt (University at Buffalo – SUNY) Computational modeling and data analysis to understand the role of network organization in brain function

Marlin, Bianca Jones

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Marlin, Bianca Jones (Columbia University) Investigating transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and how traumatic experiences in parents affect the brain structure and behavior of their offspring

Bellone, Camilla

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Bellone, Camilla (University of Geneva) Neuronal circuits underlying social behaviour in physiological conditions and in psychiatric diseases

Knafo, Shira

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Knafo, Shira (The University of the Basque Country) Molecular and synaptic mechanisms underlying social behavior, learning and memory, cognitive malfunction and cognitive enhancement

Monteggia, Lisa

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Monteggia, Lisa (UT Southwestern) Synaptic mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders and treatments

Hurd, Yasmin

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Hurd, Yasmin (UCLA) Cannabinoids and addiction

London, Edythe

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London, Edythe (UCLA) Neuroimaging of exercise and addiction

Childress, Annarose

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Childress, Annarose (University of Pennsylvania) Neuroimaging of addiction

Volkow, Nora

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Volkow, Nora (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Neuroimaging of addiction, dopamine circuits

Andreae, Laura

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Andreae, Laura (King’s College London) Neuronal circuit and synapse formation during development

Carreira, Maria B

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Carreira, Maria B (INDICASAT AIP) Biology of Alzheimer’s disease using cellular and animal models

de la Prida, Liset

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de la Prida, Liset (Instituto Cajal CSIC) Hippocampal oscillations in health and disease

Gee, Dylan

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Gee, Dylan (Yale University) Amygdala-prefrontal circuitry in typical development, stress, and anxiety

Calakos, Nicole

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Calakos, Nicole (Duke University) Synaptic plasticity mechanisms for adaptive & maladaptive behavior involving the basal ganglia

Mitchell, Cassie

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Mitchell, Cassie (Georgia Institute of Technology). Investigating pathology dynamics in disorders such as spinal cord injury, ALS, and Alzheimer’s Disease

Parker, Krystal

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Parker, Krystal (University of Iowa) Cerebellar-frontal circuitry in cognition and mood

Gunduz, Aysegul

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Gunduz, Aysegul (University of Florida)  Neural correlates of behavior and information processing in electrocorticographic signals (ECoG) in humans

Kornysheva, Katja

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Kornysheva, Katja (Bangor University) Mechanisms of skilled motor perfomance

Sadri-Vakili, Ghazaleh

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Sadri-Vakili, Ghazaleh (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School) Understanding molecular mechanisms that lead to pathogenesis in neurological and psychiatric disorders

Miller, Courtney

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Miller, Courtney (Scripps Research Institute) Therapeutic development of novel treatments for memory disorders

Fowler, Christie 

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Fowler, Christie (UC Urvine) Neurobiological mechanisms underlying motivated behaviors and behavioral deficits associated with neuropsychiatric disorders

Morton, Jenny

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Morton, Jenny (Univ. of Cambridge) Genetic neurological disorders

 

Duffell, Lynsey

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Duffell, Lynsey (UCL) Novel neuromodulatory therapies for humans with Spinal Cord Injury and activity-based therapies to promote recovery of function

Schwarz, Lindsay

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Schwarz, Lindsay (St. Jude’s) Mechanisms regulating diverse functions of norepinephrine neurons

Stensola, Hanne

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Stensola, Hanne (Champalimaud, Lisbon) Entorhinal and hippocampal spatial cognition systems

Gillan, Claire

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Gillan, Claire (Trinity College Dublin) Underlying biological mechanisms of mental health

Gittis, Aryn

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Gittis, Aryn (Carnegie Mellon) Neural circuits of the basal ganglia

Fitzgerald, Melinda

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Fitzgerald, Melinda (University of Western Australia) Mechanisms and treatment of neurotrauma

Rico, Beatriz

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Rico, Beatriz (King’s College London) Neural circuit assembly and brain disorders

Rolls, Asya

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Rolls, Asya (Israel Institute of Technology) Neuronal basis of brain-immune interactions

Brennand, Kristen

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Brennand, Kristen (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) Stem cell models of Psychiatric disorders

Gu, Xiaosi

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Gu, Xiaosi (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) Modeling subjectivity in addiction and psychiatric disorders

Ungerledier, Leslie

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Ungerleider, Leslie (NIH) Neurocircuits for cognition

Ahmari, Susanne

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Ahmari, Susanne (U. Pittsburgh) Neural circuits underlying obsessive compulsive disorder

Picciotto, Marina

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Picciotto, Marina (Yale) The role of single molecules in both typical behaviors and those related to psychiatric illness

Lee, Virginia

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Lee, Virginia (U. Penn) disease proteins that form pathological inclusions in hereditary and sporadic neurodegenerative disease

Sklar, Pamela

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Sklar, Pamela (Mt. Sinai) Genetic causes of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Segal, Rosalind

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Segal, Rosalind (Harvard) How growth factor signaling pathways regulate brain development

Bagni, Claudia

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Bagni, Claudia (Univ. Rome & Univ. Leuven) Synaptic plasticity and cancer in the context of intellectual disabilities

Stevens, Beth

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Stevens, Beth (Harvard) Interactions between neurons and glia

Zoghbi, Huda

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Zoghbi, Huda (Baylor College of Medicine) Pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and Rett syndrome

Bastian, Amy

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Bastian, Amy (Kennedy Krieger/Johns Hopkins) Movement disorders following neurological damage in adults & children