Neuroscience Posts

July 16th, 2021

Dr. Christa McIntyre Rodriguez Awarded Nearly $500,000 From NIH

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

July 9th, 2021

Dr. Rugg is Awarded Over $400,000 From NIH

Dr. Michael Rugg received $426,750 from the the National Institutes of Health for his research on the Effects of Age on Control of Recollected Content. Dr. Rugg studies the significance of age-related episodic memory decline in healthy older individuals and how it can impact their quality of life. His team at Functional NeuroImaging of Memory Laboratory investigates why …read more

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

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

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

June 13th, 2019

Q&A with 2019 Mitchell Max Award Recipient

Dr. Michael Burton is an Assistant Professor in the Systems Neuroscience Program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Dr. Burton the 2019 Mitchell Max Award for his research on Delayed Onset of Neuropathic Pain in Aged Males After Peripheral Nerve Injury. Dr. Burton took a …read more