Dr. Theodore J. Price received $523,710 from the University of Cincinnati for his research on Neuromodulatory Regulation of Synaptic Plasticity in Spinal Nociceptive Circuits. This project aims to continue and complete the work on Specific Aim 3 of Dr. Mark L. Baccei’s project in the Price lab to determine the neuromodulators that cause the priming of spinal nociceptive circuits …read more
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Posts
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.
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
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
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
Dr. Yune Lee has been awarded $200,000 from Digisonic for his research on Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Using a Novel 3D Sound Therapy. This project aims to explore how non-invasive 2D and 3D binaural beats would lead to enhanced cognitive and sensory functioning using state-of-the-art neuroimaging methods.
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
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
Dr. Candice Mills, Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, conducts research examining how children learn from others. Dr. Mills aims to characterize these developmental changes in children to advance ideas on how to best encourage thinking and learning abilities. A new line of work in her lab examines how …read more
Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez received $498,116 from the the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on Vagus Nerve Stimulation Targets Fear Pathways to Enhance Extinction of Conditioned Fear. Dr. McIntyre-Rodriguez uses exposure-based therapies to get rid of conditioned fears through repeated, unreinforced exposures to reminders of traumatic events. Her development of an effective adjunctive …read more