Neuroscience Posts

July 22nd, 2020

Dr. Michael Kilgard Continues Research On Therapies for Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

The Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation awarded Dr. Michael Kilgard of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, $815,374 for his research on Enhancing Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Patients with Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS). This project is an extension of a previously funded three-year project with Wings for Life which supported …read more

October 21st, 2019

NIH Funds Dr. Jonathan Ploski’s Research on Memories and Fear

The National Institute of Health awarded Dr. Jonathan Ploski of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences $1.5 million for his research on Pharmacologically Enhancing the Modification of Strong Modification Resistant Memories. Dr. Ploski’s research focuses on developing methods to therapeutically attenuate maladaptive emotional memories. Students in Dr. Ploski’s lab investigate methods to enhance the …read more

February 27th, 2019

R.O.A.D. to DC: Dr. Ruths

Dr. Justin Ruths first joined UT Dallas as an Assistant Professor in 2016 after working for five years as a faculty member at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).  With a central focus on control theory, Dr. Ruths divides his research efforts into two categories: security of cyber-physical systems and control of networks. …read more

January 23rd, 2018

Superheroes Among Us: Dr. Michael Burton Battles Pain

Upon meeting Dr. Michael Burton, assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, you immediately know you’re in the presence of someone special. On first glance, he’s a gentle giant with an easy-going laugh, and his humble, Clark Kent-like identity is only the surface layer of a multifaceted character. Like Kent who wields …read more

December 6th, 2016

Q&A: Neuroscience Expert Shares Addiction Research

Dr. Francesca Filbey has made a name for herself through her research on the cognitive neuroscience of addiction. A graduate of King’s College in London, Dr. Filbey is an associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) at UT Dallas and the Director of Cognitive Neuroscience of Addictive Behaviors at the Center …read more

September 27th, 2016

Advancing the Field: Dr. Dussor Tackles Migraine Research

Dr. Gregory Dussor’s career in migraine research isn’t built on hope. As a leader in migraine studies, and Associate Professor in Behavioral Brain Sciences at UT Dallas, his playbook is built with a desire to make the quality of life more fulfilling for others who suffer from this debilitating disease. As a 2008 recipient of the Future Leaders in Pain Research Award from the American Pain Society, Dr. Dussor’s dedication and effort created the exposure to propel his team to continue advancing the field of migraine education.

August 23rd, 2016

Q&A with AVS Chair, Process Engineer, & Neuroscientist

A doctoral student in the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at UT Dallas, Audrey Hammack’s research with Dr. Bruce Gnade is shedding light on neural networks in the brain. With an internship at Qorvo, her current project with microelectrode arrays (MEAs) aims to answer questions that can potentially assist patients with brain damage or …read more