Grants & Fellowships

NSF Fellowships
2015 Kelly Michaelis

Investigating the neural mechanisms of temporal binding during multisensory integration

2014 Vivianne Greenwood

Novel mechanism for exosome-mediated communication between neurons and oligodendrocytes

2013 Erika Raven

Iron and Adolescents: Do peripheral and brain iron concentrations impact cognition in early adolescents?

2013 Scott Miles

The neural basis for proficiency in music performance as compared to proficiency in second language acquisition: A simultaneous fMRI/ERP study.

2012 Laura Erickson

Audiovisual Integration training and the McGurk Effect


Justyna Mach

Reading and the bilingual brain: Does the age of second language acquisition affect the extent of neural substrate overlap?


Sonya Dumanis

Overlap betweenthe brain and the immune system:Understanding Alpha-synuclein's rolein Peripheral Immune Cells

2008 Clara Scholl

How seeing becomes achieving: What are the neural mechanisms underlying practice-induced changes in performance of a visual categorization task?

2003  Robin Wood  
2002 Laura Gehl  
NRSA Fellowships
Patrick Malone

Investigating the neural mechanisms of vibrotactile speech perception

Valerie Darcey

Influence of Omega-3 Intake on the Neural Bases of Adolescent Alcohol Initiation

Amanda DiBattista

Effect of ibuprofen and Alzheimer's risk genotype, APOE, on brain structure and function in mice

Carissa Winland

Neuroinflammatory effects on striatal Ca2+-permeable AMPA and kainate receptors

Mackenzie Fama

Using self-reported inner speech to guide treatment for anomia

Frank Fishburn

Neural basis of working memory and inhibitory control in ASD children using NIRS

Gustavo Rodriguez

Effects of APOE on neuronal network dynamics using multi-electrode arrays

Summer Rozzi

Mechanisms of Tat neurotoxicity: The role of mitochondria

William Hayward

Investigating subjective experience of inner speech in aphasia

Bridget Queenan

Homeostatic regulation of mossy fiber-CA3 synapses in mature hippocampal gain control

Sonya Dumanis

The Effects of APOE on Neuronal Networks

Rachel Wurzman

A role for ephrins-A2, -A3, & -A5 in excitatory synaptic development and function in the striatum

Lauren Orefice

The role of local BDNF synthesis in spine morphogenesis

Evan Gordon

Effect of COMT genotype on functional organization during working memory and rest

Elizabeth West

The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in goal-directed behavior

Monika Mellem

Brain oscillatory dynamics in lexical-semantic processing

Patrick Forcelli

Striatal sequelae of perinatal anticonvulsant drug treatment

Emily Waterhouse

The effect of SNPS in the Human BDNF 3'UTR on Energy Homeostasis

Danielle Evers

Regulation of NSF and AMPA receptor by serum inducible kinase

Sakura Minami

The role of Fyn in the pathogenic processes of Alzheimer's disease

Jeremy Purcell

An fMRI study of the neural substrates underlying both reading and spelling

Filip Vanevski

Regulation of Local BDNF Synthesis in Dendrites

Kristen Ade

Inhibitory Control of Medium Spiny Neurons

Ericka Burgos-Ruiz

Interaction of Attention and Emotion in Childhood ADHD

Laura Cocas

Genetic Interactions at the Cortical Striatal Border

Laurie Glezer

Investigating the neural code for single-word reading

Angela Holmes

The Control of Nonhuman Primate Motor and Emotional Behavior

Elizabeth Lacey

Factors Affecting Maintenance of New Learning in Aphasia

Amber Leaver

Functional neuroanatomy of auditory object perception

Robert Naumann

Neural Encoding of Communication Sounds in the Amygdala

Casandra Cartagena

Cyp46 regulation of cholesterol efflux and ABeta

Alexis Jeannotte

Alpha- & Gamma-Synuclein Modulation of the NET After Anti- depressants

Sunbin Song

Time of Day and Aging in Implicit/Explicit Learning

Judith Lytle

Functional Characteristics of NGPCs After SCI

Jill Weisberg

fMRI Studies of the Visual System in Deaf Individuals

Samantha Crowe

Excitotoxic Injury: A Role for DNA Repair

Maureen Cruz

Vago-vagal Reflexes: Role of CNS GABAB Receptors

Stuart Washington

Hemispheric Lateralization for Audiovocal Communication

Rachel Nosheny

Gp120-Mediated Cell Death in the Basal Ganglia

Sean Rogers

Semantic Loss in Alzheimer's and Semantic Dementia

Laurie Wellman

The amygdala's role in socioemotional behavior

Peter Turkeltaub

fMRI Studies of Cognitive Skill Acquisition in Children

Helen Yankovich

Aging and Implicit Learning of Dynamic Systems

Laila Zai

Cell Proliferation after Contusive Spinal Cord Injury

Selamawit Negash


Kimberly Ballard

Interactions of Opioids and Cytokines in a Stress Model

Rachelle Toman

Sphingosine 1 Phosphate Receptor and Neurite Retraction

Brandon Zielinski

Auditory-visual integration in speech perception

John Agnew

fMRI studies of motor skills in dyslexia

Cherie Marvel

Implicit learning of covariation in schizophrenia

Karin Japikse

Predoctoral Fellowship Program

Penelope Kuhn

Predoctoral Fellowship Program

Other Fellowships
2016  Erika Raven

Marshall Scholarship

2016  Shady El Damaty

NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship in STEM

2015  Mackenzie Fama

American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation - New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship

2015  Valerie Darcey

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation - Commission on Dietetic Registration Diversity Scholarship

2015  Rachael Harrington

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship - Noninvasive Stimulation of Intact Premotor Cortex Enhances Reaching Ability in Severely Impaired Patients after Stroke

2015  Scott Miles

COSMOS Fellowship - The neurocognition of learning a new musical system

2013  Frank Fishburn

Autism Speaks Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowship - Functional Connectivity during Working Memory in Children with ASD: A NIRS Study

2013  Sonya Dumanis

COSMOS Fellowship - Glutamine- A Potential New Biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease Risk

2012 Patricia Washington

COSMOS Fellowship - Reversing ApoE Genotype-Specific
Susceptibility to Alzheimer's Disease Pathology after Traumatic Brain Injury

2011 Patrick Forcelli

COSMOS Fellowship - Optogenetic Control of Seizures

2010 Lauren Ullrich

COSMOS Fellowship - Recognition memory in mild cognitive 

2009 Patricia Washington

COSMOS Fellowship - A novel autoimmune response following 
traumatic brain injury

2009 Patrick Forcelli

Epilepsy Society Fellowship

2008 Scott Paluszkiewicz

Canadian MRC Fellowship

EXCELLENCE IN THESIS RESEARCH (Georgetown university medical center)

Summer Rozzi


Amanda DiBattista


Laura Erickson


Evan Gordon