Bruce Carlson, Biology – “Novel technologies for studying animal communication and its neural correlates”

Roselynne Chauvin, Neurology & Yo-El Ju, Neurology – “The impact of sleep efficiency on motor control circuit plasticity”

Javier de Lucas, Physical Therapy & Jacob McPherson, Physical Therapy, Anesthesiology – “Parvalbumin interneurons and retinoic acid signaling in spinal cord injury-related neuropathic pain”

Davide Gheza, Psychological & Brain Sciences – “Decoding the representational content of neural signals of multidimensional conflict”

Khairunisa Ibrahim, Anesthesiology – “Role of the medial septum-dorsal hippocampal pathway in opioid-seeking behavior”

Athanasia Metoki, Neurology & Nico Dosenbach, Neurology – “Pubertal influences on neurobiological mechanisms of depression in adolescence”

Kyle Parker, Anesthesiology – “Determining the role of midbrain nociceptinergic neural circuitry in neuropathic injury-induced loss of motivation”

Linda Richards, Neuroscience – “Information processing in corpus callosum dysgenesis”

Gaia Tavoni, Neuroscience – “Advancing theories of optimal coding in sensory systems”

Mitsukuni Yoshida, Anesthesiology – “Functional brain mapping to unravel the neuronal circuit underlying aging and longevity”


John Bilbily, Psychiatry – “Determining the effect of electroconvulsive therapy on global GABA interneurons populations” Abstract

Runnan Cao, Radiology – “Unraveling the neuronal circuits underlying face and object recognition” Abstract

Tom Franken, Neuroscience – “To determine how the brain identifies and discounts shadows to infer lightness”

Keith Hengen, Biology – “Disruptions in the operating system: A theory-driven approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder” Abstract

Daniel Kerschensteiner, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences – “Deciphering retinal function in humans: Exploring evolutionary and sex-based differences” Abstract

Alessandro Livi, Neuroscience – “Lights on the decision circuit: Two-photon imaging and optogenetic stimulation in mouse orbitofrontal cortex” Abstract

Brian Ruyle, Anesthesiology – “Investigation of peripheral mechanisms underlying opioid-induced respiratory depression” Abstract

Shuo Yang, Biomedical Engineering – “Depth-resolved fiber-optic neural interface: Unraveling the roles of superior colliculus layers in innate behaviors”

Shuyu (Iris) Zhu, Developmental Biology – “How does the brain process competing stimuli?” Abstract


Tyler Blazey, Radiology – “Functional brain imaging with hyperpolarized 13C MRI” Abstract

Amelia Christensen, Neuroscience – “Neural and behavioral foundations for the mechanistic study of psychedelics”

Jonathan Cooper, Pediatrics – “Interneuron network dysfunction and its contribution to epileptogenesis” Abstract

Jill Firszt & Jonathan Peelle, Otolaryngology – “Effects of single-sided deafness on the brain and behavioral outcomes in listeners with and without a cochlear implant” Abstract

Laura Hennefield, Psychiatry & Joan Luby, Child Psychiatry– “Is it age or is it adrenarche?: Puberty, hormones, and neural response to monetary and social reward in 7- and 8-year-old children” Abstract

Yanli (Jeff) Lin, Psychological and Brain Sciences – “Elucidating neural mechanisms of mindfulness: An intensive longitudinal sampling study” Abstract

Federica Lucantonio, Psychiatry – “Circuit and synaptic bases of allopregnanolone-mediated amelioration of anhedonia in chronically stressed mice” Abstract

Baranidharan Raman, Biomedical Engineering & Ian Duncan, Biology – “Investigating the spatiotemporal coding logic in an invertebrate olfactory system” Abstract

Matthew Singh, Electrical and Systems Engineering – “Individualized, model-based control of attentional networks using tES” Abstract

Tao Xie, Neurosurgery – “Dynamics and causal functions of amygdala-mediated fear extinction learning and recall in humans” Abstract

Wei Zhang, Radiology – “Inflammation and depression: Probing putative neural mechanisms” Abstract available upon request weiz@wustl.edu


Peter Brunner & Eric Leuthardt, Neurosurgery – “Neural mechanisms underlying transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation”

Ben Palanca, Anesthesiology – “Closed Loop Acoustic Stimulation during Sedation with Dexmedetomidine (CLASS-D)”

Zachariah Reagh & Wouter Kool, Psychological and Brain Sciences – “The construction and use of cognitive maps in goal-directed decision making”

Ismael Seáñez, Biomedical Engineering – “Neuromotor control and plasticity enabled by electrical spinal cord stimulation”

Aristeidis Sotiras, Janine Bijsterbosch, Radiology & Eric Lenze, Psychiatry – “Structure-function interactions in brain correlates of late life depression”


Edward Han, Neuroscience – “Hippocampal subnetworks encoding stable and dynamic information”

Mohammad Kafashan, Anesthesiology – “Sleep microstructure during electroconvulsive therapy: Synaptic plasticity in pathologic circuits?”

Laura McPherson, Physical Therapy – “Factors influencing the detection of accurate and reliable motor unit population recordings in human”

FY 2020

Denise Head, Psychological & Brain Sciences – “Sleep fragmentation and hippocampal-dependent spatial navigation processes in aging”

Tracey Hermanstyne, Developmental Biology – “Are daily rhythms in firing activity in SCN neurons required in regulating circadian rhythms?”

Chad Sylvester, Psychiatry – “Functional network dysfunction in individual children with anxiety disorders”

FY 2019

Ian Dobbins, Psychological & Brain Sciences – “Mapping the dynamics pupillometry onto functional brain networks during recognition”

Daniel Kerschensteiner, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences – “Organization and function of suppressed-by-contrast signals from the retina to the brain”

Jordan McCall, Anesthesiology – “Determining the impact of pain on locus coeruleus circuitry and motivated behaviors”

Jennifer Strahle, Neurosurgery – “Novel CSF flow imaging using gold nanoparticle-enhanced x-ray microtomography”

FY 2018

Geraldine Kress, Neurology – “Resetting the clock in Alzheimer’s Disease”

Timothy Holy, Neuroscience – “Vertical light sheet microscopy for deep-brain imaging”

Vitaly Klyachko, Cell Biology & Physiology – “Probing the role of GABA Receptors in abnormal circuit computations in fragile X syndrome”

FY 2017

Adam Bauer, Radiology  – “Mapping glucose utilization in a mouse model of beta amyloidosis”

ShiNung Ching, Electrical & Systems Engineering – “Neural dynamics of threshold-based processing in sensory networks”

Luigi Maccotta, Neurology – “Neural correlates of memory training in epilepsy: the method of Loci”

Karen O’Malley, Neuroscience – “Risk-taking behaviors in humanized mice expressing dopamine receptor (DRD4) variants”

FY 2016

Deanna Greene, Psychiatry – “Preliminary investigation of motor and cognitive inhibition in the brain in children with Tourette syndrome”

Srikanth Singamaneni, Mechanical Engineering – “Neuroplasmonics: Selective control of neural activity using plasmonic nanoantennae”