School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Posts

August 30th, 2022

Dr. Millie Rincón-Cortés awarded over $600,000 from the NIH

Dr. Millie Rincón-Cortés has been awarded $642,500 from the National Institutes of Health for her research on Environmental Modulation of Maternal Behavior and Mesolimbic DA Function. This application will examine the impact of postpartum adversity on motivated maternal behaviors and mesolimbic dopamine function in the rat dam by employing an integrated approach.

July 26th, 2022

Dr. Sven Kroner awarded $1.9 million from the NIH

Dr. Sven Kroner has been awarded $1,966,165 from the National Institutes of Health for his research on how Vagus Nerve Stimulation Modulates Synaptic Plasticity in the Rat Prefrontal Cortex during the Extinction of Drug-seeking. The experiments in this project will use an animal model of cocaine-seeking to study maladaptive changes in synaptic plasticity that drive drug-seeking and they will determine …read more

July 19th, 2022

Dr. Christa McIntyre lands over $2 million from the NIH

Dr. Christa McIntyre has been awarded $2,164,934 from the National Institutes of Health for her research Vagus Nerve Stimulation Targets Fear Pathways to Enhance Extinction of Conditioned Fear. Dr. McIntyre proposes behavioral experiments designed to evaluate whether vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) produces more persistent and generalized extinction memories, which would provide important preclinical evidence that VNS could …read more

July 12th, 2022

Dr. Meghan Swanson earns $3.7 million from the NIH

Dr. Meghan Swanson has earned $3,723,932 from the National Institutes of Health for her research on Caregiver Speech and Brain-Behavior Development in Infants At-Risk for ASD. The overall goal of the proposed longitudinal study is to enable and inform presymptomatic infant interventions for autism by examining the relationships between infant vocalizations, caregiver speech, and brain-behavior development in infants at high familial risk …read more

May 31st, 2022

Dr. Kelly Jahn awarded over $360,000 from the NIH

Dr. Kelly Jahn has been awarded $368,700 from the National Institutes of Health for her research on Neural Signatures of Enhanced Central Auditory Gain in Hyperacusis. Dr. Jahn proposes a training plan to develop objective, non-invasive physiological biomarkers that can quantitatively dissociate complaints of enhanced loudness perception and sound-evoked distress in individuals with hyperacusis, and which have the …read more

May 17th, 2022

Dr. Sven Kroener awarded over $1.7 million from the NIH

Dr. Sven Kroener received $1,764,500 from the National Institutes of Health for his research on Synaptic Changes in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex in the Development of Compulsive Alcohol Drinking. The experiments in this project will use an animal model of alcohol self-administration to study maladaptive changes in synaptic plasticity in specific prefrontal cortical networks that …read more