School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Posts

May 14th, 2021

NIH Grants Dr. Kristen Kennedy $420,750 for Exploratory Alzheimer’s Research

Dr. Kristen Kennedy received a $420,750 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on The Effects of Cognitive Map Building on the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Kennedy’s goal is to explore new research directions in mitigating Alzheimer’s disease development via spatial cognitive mapping. Dr. Kennedy hopes the project will shed …read more

March 23rd, 2021

Dr. Ted Price Receives Funding From UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Ted Price received $638,145 from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for his research on the Validation of Fibroblast-derived PI16 as a Novel Target for Pain Treatment. The project focuses on testing behavioral validation in mice as well as tibial and sural nerves from patients of lower leg amputations due to diabetic …read more

November 3rd, 2020

Dr. Benedict Kolber Lands NIH Grant to Study Amygdala Effects on Bladder Pain

Dr. Benedict Kolber, Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, received an $894,342 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on Impact of Amygdala Lateralization on Processing and Modulation of Bladder Pain. Dr. Kolber’s goal is to understand the extent to which areas in the brain are responsible …read more

October 16th, 2020

Dr. Lisa Goffman Snags $3 Million Grant From NIH For Child Development Research

Dr. Lisa Goffman is the Nelle C. Johnston Professor in Early Childhood Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. She was awarded $3,050,953 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research on A Developmental Framework For Linking Phonological And Morpho-syntactic Sequential Pattern Rules In Developmental Language Disorder. With her research, …read more

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

May 21st, 2020

Dr. Price Secures Research Funding From NIH

Dr. Ted Price was awarded nearly $800 thousand from the National Institute of Health (NIH) in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University to study extracellular mechanisms regulating synaptic functions and pain plasticity. His research aims to determine the mechanism mediating the EphB-NDMAR interaction, characterize molecules and other tools to disrupt this interaction, and determine whether preventing …read more

April 8th, 2020

NIH Awards Dr. Wig $2.9 Million To Continue Research on Socioeconomic Ties to Cognitive Decline

Dr. Gagandeep Wig, Associate Professor of Cognition and Neuroscience in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institute of Health (NIH). The award will allow Dr. Wig and his team to continue their research on identifying mediators between an individual’s …read more

March 4th, 2020

DARPA Funds Dr. Eric Kildebeck’s POLYMATH Research

Dr. Eric Kildebeck received a $1.6 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for his Polycraft Multi-user Anthropomorphic Testbed for Hybrid Systems (POLYMATH) project. The grant will examine using Polycraft World–a Minecraft modification that will enable multiple different Artificial Intelligence researchers to test algorithms in an open world. It will also observe …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

October 14th, 2019

Q&A with Seed Grant Winner, Dr. Bart Rypma

Dr. Bart Rypma was recently awarded the Major Extramural Grant Award (MEGA) for Development of Calibrated fMRI at the UT Dallas Center for BrainHealth Imaging Center. Dr. Rypma’s research is aimed at exploring the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms of human memory and how those mechanisms are affected by aging and disease. Dr. Rypma is a …read more