Disease mechanisms

  • Ahmari, Susanne

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

  • Aits, Sonja

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

  • Andreae, Laura

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

  • Arruda-Carvalho, Maithe

    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

  • Aw, Sherry

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

  • Bagni, Claudia

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

  • Bagot, Rosemary

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

  • Bardet, Sylvia M

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

  • Bastian, Amy

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

  • Bellone, Camilla

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

  • Bloom, Ona

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

  • Brennand, Kristen

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

  • Cai, Denise

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

  • Calakos, Nicole

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

  • Carreira, Maria B

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

  • Chaudhri, Nadia

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

  • Childress, Annarose

    Childress, Annarose (University of Pennsylvania) Neuroimaging of addiction

  • Coulson, Elizabeth

    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

  • de la Prida, Liset

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

  • De Rubeis, Silvia

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

  • Duffell, Lynsey

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

  • Eggers, Erika

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

  • Evans, Carys

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

  • Fitzgerald, Melinda

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

  • Fowler, Christie 

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

  • Garrido, Marta

    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

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

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

  • Gittis, Aryn

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

  • Goel, Anubhuti

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

  • Gu, Xiaosi

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

  • Gunduz, Aysegul

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

  • Hurd, Yasmin

    Hurd, Yasmin (UCLA) Cannabinoids and addiction

  • Kaczorowski, Catherine

    Kaczorowski, Catherine (The Jackson Laboratory) Mechanisms of resilience to disease

  • Kastanenka, Ksenia  

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

  • Knafo, Shira

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

  • Kornysheva, Katja

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

  • Lee, Virginia

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

  • London, Edythe

    London, Edythe (UCLA) Neuroimaging of exercise and addiction

  • Marlin, Bianca Jones

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

  • Metz, Gerlinde Alexandra

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

  • Miller, Courtney

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

  • Mitchell, Cassie

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

  • Monteggia, Lisa

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

  • Morgan, Jennifer

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

  • Morton, Jenny

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


  • Motanis, Helen

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

  • Muldoon, Sarah Feldt 

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

  • Murray, Jennifer

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

  • Olson, Elizabeth

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

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

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

  • Prager-Khoutorsky, Masha

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

  • Rico, Beatriz

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

  • Ritter, Kerstin

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

  • Rolls, Asya

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

  • Sadri-Vakili, Ghazaleh
    Sadri-Vakili, Ghazaleh (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School) Understanding molecular mechanisms that lead to pathogenesis in neurological and psychiatric disorders
  • Schwarz, Lindsay
    Schwarz, Lindsay (St. Jude’s) Mechanisms regulating diverse functions of norepinephrine neurons
  • Segal, Rosalind

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

  • Siclari, Francesca

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

  • Singer, Annabelle
    Singer, Annabelle (Georgia Institute of Technology) Decoding memory in health and disease
  • Sklar, Pamela

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

  • Sodhi, Monsheel 

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

  • Stensola, Hanne

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

  • Stevens, Beth

    Stevens, Beth (Harvard) Interactions between neurons and glia

  • Tan, Kelly

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

  • Ungerledier, Leslie

    Ungerleider, Leslie (NIH) Neurocircuits for cognition

  • Vaidya, Vidita

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

  • Volkow, Nora

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

  • Zoghbi, Huda

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