School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences


Researchers at the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences annually receive generous grants from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and various science labs. These funds are used to support important research that can potentially effect individuals throughout the world.





Basak DKR Targeted Cognitive Interventions in MCI Adults for an Active Mind
Burton NIH The Role of Cell-specific TLR-4 Signaling in Developing Chronic Pain
Campbell MGH Institute of Health Professions Speech Movement Classification for Diagnosing and Treating ALS
Campbell Vultintus LLC SBIR: Opti-Speech: A 3D Visual Feedback System for Speech Therapy
Chapman Texas Health and Human Services Commission Evidence-Based Training to Assist Texas Veterans and their Families
Chapman University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Enhancing Patient Ability to Understand and Utilize Complex Information Concerning Medication Self-Management
Dussor The University of Texas System Prolactin and Sex Dependence of Migraine
Filbey NIH/NIDA Genetic and Environmental Modulators to the Brain’s Response to Marijuana Cues
Filbey Oregon Health and Science University / NIH-NIAAA fMRI and Treatment Response with Binge Drinking Adolescents
Geers Wash Univ/NIH Effects of Early Acoustic Hearing in Pediactric Cochlear Implant Recipients
Hart University of Texas at Austin TARCC EAC
Hart Congressional Directed Medical Research Treatment of Memory Disorders in Gulf War Illness with High-Definition Transcranial Direct Cortical Stimulation
Hassler NIH PAR2 Mediated Nociception in a Mouse Migraine Model
Krawczyk Congressional Directed Medical Research Improving Cognitive and Functional Deficits after TBI Using Virtual Technology
Krawczyk CDMRP Brain Training to Enhance Frontal Lobe Reasoning in Soldiers with TBI
Kroener NIH (portion of grant w/ Dr. Du in Biology) Mitochondrial ATP Synthase Dysfuntion and Synaptic Stress in Alzheimer’s Disease
Lobarinas NIH Effect of Inner Hair Cell Loss and Afferent Damage on Functional Hearing
Maguire NSF How Poverty Impacts Brain and Language Development: Understanding the Vocabulary Gap
McIntyre NIH Mechanisms of Enhancement of Extinction of conditioned fear by vagus nerve stimulation
McIntyre MicroTransponder Inc. Patients
Mills NSF Collaborative research: How Recognizing Gaps in Explanations Influences Children’s Interest in Learning
Nelson Jerry M. Lewis, M.D. Mental Health Research Foundation (Formerly Timberlawn) Relations Between Parent-Child Conflict Styles and Children’s Biological and Behavioral Well-Being
O’Toole University of Maryland Sparse Heterogeneous Representation and Domain Adaptive Matching for Unconstrained Face Recognition
O’Toole NIST Designing a Test of Forensic Facial Identification Experts
O’Toole NI of Justice Design and Implementation of Forensic Facial Identification Experts Test
O’Toole NIST Biometric Identity Signals from Biological Motion
Owen UTHSC/NIH Disparities in Self-Regulation and School Readiness: Kindegarten Follow-Up (on campus expenses)
Owen University of Georgia Quality of Early Mother-Child Communication and Language Outcome in Low-Income Hispanic Children
Park NIH/NIA Supplement to MERIT: Neuroimaging of Dedifferentiation and Memory Across the Lifespan
Park NIH/JHU Normalized Functional MRI in Human Brain Disorders
Pinkham NIH Investigating a Neurobehavioral Mechanism of Paranoia
Prager Jerry M. Lewis, M.D. Mental Health Research Foundation (Formerly Timberlawn) Paving the Way to Improved Marital Well-Being
Price Cersci Therapeutics Inc. Novel AMPK Activators for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
Price/Dussor NIH Translation Control of Pain Plasticity
Price/Dussor NIH Protease Activated Receptor Type 2 Targeting for Migraine Pain
Rojas Jerry M. Lewis, M.D. Mental Health Research Foundation (Formerly Timberlawn) Tracking the Early Bilingual Language Growth of Spanish-speaking Children in Dallas: Impact of Exogenous and Endogenous Factors
Rojas University of Houston Identification of Reading and Language Disabilities in Spanish-Speaking English Learners
Rollins Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) Autism Grant Program — Innovative Treatment Models
Rugg UTSW Comparing Intracranial EEG, fMRI, and Gene Expression Profiles in Humans
Rugg NSF Effects of Age on Specificity and Control of Recollected Content
Rugg NIH Effects of Age and Resource Depletion on Post-retrieval Monitoring and Individual Differences in Memory Performance
Rypma National MS Society Hemodynamic Response Function Changes in Multiple Sclerosis
Sasson NIH Social Cognitive Profiles of Autism and Schizophrenia
Spence UTSW Age Difference in the Neurophysiology of fMRI Signal
Thibodeau NIH Smartphone-Based Open Research Platform for Hearing Improvement Studies
Thompson American Tinnitus Association Developing and Treating Tinnitus by Modulating Neuroplasticity in Hippocampus and Amygdala
Underwood NIH Social Aggression: Growth and Outcomes and Digital Communications
Vanneste Darrell K. Royal Research Fund Non-invasive Brain Stimulation to Improve Memory Retrieval in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Warner-Czyz USC/NIH Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation

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