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, Chandramallika SBIR-Posit Science Inc. Plasticity-based Adaptive Cognitive Remediation for Alzheimer’s Disease Phase II
Burton, Michael NIH K22 — The Role of Cell-specific TLR-4 Signaling in Developing Chronic Pain
Burton, Michael American pain Society-gift Research for Uncovering Cell-specific Mechanisms in Sex Differences in TLR4-dependent Pain
Chapman, Sandra TX Health and Human Svc – Evid Texas Veterans & Family Alliance Pilot Program
Chapman, Sandra UNC-Chapel Hill UNC — Enhancing Patient Ability to Understand and Utilize Complex Information Concerning Medication Self-Management
Chapman, Sandra Texas Health & Human Services Commission A Multi-Pronged Approach to Addressing Mental Health Needs of Texas Veterans
Du, Heng NIH Mitochondrial ATP Synthase Dysfunction and Synaptic Stress in Alzheimer’s Disease
Filbey, Francesca NIH/NIDA Genetic and Environmental Modulators to the Brain’s Response to Marijuana Cues
Filbey, Francesca Oregon Health and Science University / NIH-NIAAA fMRI and Treatment Response with Binge Drinking Adolescents
Filbey, Francesca NIH The Role of Motivation and Control in Cannabis Use Disorders: A Cross-Cultural Longitudinal Neuroimaging Study
Geers, Ann Washington University Effects of Early Acoustic Hearing in Pediactric Cochlear Implant Recipients
Goffman, Lisa NIH Sequential Pattern Learning in Children with Developmental Language Disorder
Hart, John Congressional Directed Medical Research Treatment of Memory Disorders in Gulf War Illness with High Definition Transcranial Direct Cortical Stimulation
Hart, John Rainwater Charitable Foundation Study the Mechanism and Sequence of Pathological Change of How TBI Leads to Dementia in NFL Players
Hart, John National Multiple Sclerosis Society Identifying and Characterizing Auditory Processing Disruptions in Multiple Sclerosis
Hassler, Shayne NIH-1F32 Research Fellowship Award-PAR2 Mediated Nociception in a Mouse Migraine Model
Kane, Heidi Jerry M. Lewis, M.D. Mental Health Research Foundation (Formerly Timberlawn) Gift Marriage, Sleep and Health
Kennedy, Kristen NIH-National Institute on Aging Dopaminergic and Neuroplastic Influences on Longitudinal Change in Cognitive and Brain Aging
Kilgard, Michael Wings for Life Promoting Recovery from Cervical Spinal Cord Injury by Pairing Rehabilitation with Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Kilgard, Michael International Rett Syndrome Foundation Research Grant Reversing Speech Sound Processing Deficits in Rett Syndrome
Kilgard, Michael NIH Vagus Nerve Stimulation Paired with Rehabilitative Training to Enhance Plasticity
Krawczyk, Daniel Congressional Directed Medical Research (CDMRP) Improving Cognitive and Functional Deficits after TBI Using Virtual Technology
Kroener, Sven NIH-1R21 Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Tool to Modulate Synaptic Plasticity During Extinction from Drug Seeking
Lobarinas, Edward NIH-1RO1 Effect of Inner Hair Cell Loss and Afferent Damage on Functional Hearing
Maguire, Mandy NSF How Poverty Impacts Brain and Language Development: Understanding the Vocabulary Gap
McIntyre Rodriguez, Christa Univ. of Iowa/NIH Neural Pathways Modulating Memory Consolidation
McIntyre Rodriguez, Christa MicroTransponder Inc. An Adjunct to Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Treating Refractory PTSD Patients
Mills, Candice NSF Collaborative research: How Recognizing Gaps in Explanations Influences Children’s Interest in Learning
O’Toole, Alice NIST Biometric Identity Signals from Biological Motion
O’Toole, Alice NIST Designing a Test of Forensic Facial Identification Experts
O’Toole, Alice NI of Justice Design and Implementation of Forensic Facial Identification Experts Test
O’Toole, Alice University of Maryland-Phase 3 Sparse Heterogeneous Representation and Domain Adaptive Matching for Unconstrained Face Recognition
O’Toole, Alice DOE: Subcontract Oak Ridge National Lab Automated Identity Masking: Advanced Experimental Design, Analysis, and Non-Facial Confounders
Owen, Margaret NIH/University of Georgia Quality of Early Mother-Child Communication and Language Outcome in Low-Income Hispanic Children
Owen, Margaret NIH/University of Georgia Self-Regulation Development and the Transition to Middle School
Park, Denise NIH Dallas Lifespan Brain Study-Wave 3: Neurodegeneration and Resilience in Cognition
Park, Denise NIH/NIA MERIT: Neuroimaging of Dedifferentiation and Memory Across the Lifespan
Park, Jiyoung University of Michigan/NIH/NIA Midlife Health in Japan and the U.S.
Pinkham, Amy NIH-R21 Investigating a Neurobehavioral Mechanism of Paranoia
Prager, Karen Jerry M. Lewis, M.D. Mental Health Research Foundation (Formerly Timberlawn) Paving the Way to Improved Marital Well-Being
Price, Ted NIH Translation Control of Pain Plasticity
Price, Ted NIH-RO1 Protease Activated Receptor Type 2 Targeting for Migraine Pain
Price, Ted SRA-Merck Sharp & Dohme SRA: In Situ Hybridization on Human DRG
Price, Ted CerSci Therapeutics Inc. MRA: Research Project 1: Screening of Sponsor’s Catalytic Peroxynitrite Neutralizer (CPNNs) Molecules for Efficacy with Respect to the Reduction of Pain in Mouse/Rat Models of Pain Hypersensitivity and Migraine
Qin, Shuo NSERC NSERC Postgraduate Schlorship-Doctoral (PGS D)
Rennaker, Robert Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Closed-loop Neuromodulation to Treat PTSD
Rennaker, Robert W. W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation Targeted Plasticity Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury
Rodrigue, Karen Alzheimers Association Links between Brain Iron and Beta-amyloid Deposition in Aging and MCI
Rojas, Raul 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, Raul University of Houston Identification of Reading and Language Disabilities in Spanish-Speaking English Learners
Rugg, Michael NIH-R01 Relationship Between Neural Correlates of Episodic Memory, Age, Memory Performance
Rugg, Michael NIH-1R21 Effects of Age and Resource Depletion on Post-retrieval Monitoring and Individual Differences in Memory Performance
Rugg, Michael NSF Effects of Age on Specificity and Control of Recollected Content
Rypma, Bart National Multiple Sclerosis Society The Effect of Neural-Vascular Coupling Changes on Cognitive Performance in Multiple Sclerosis
Sasson, Noah NIH-1R15 Social Cognitive Profiles of Autism and Schizophrenia
Spence, Jeffrey UTSW-subward BOLD and its Discontents:Age-differences in the Neurophysiology of fMRI Signal
Underwood, Marion NIH-2RO1 Social Aggression: Growth and Outcomes and Digital Communications
Vanneste, Sven Darrell K. Royal Research Fund Non-invasive Brain Stimulation to Improve Memory Retrieval in Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Vanneste, Sven Congressional Directed Medical Research Program Direct Current Stimulation for Pain Treatment of Gulf War Illness
Warner-Czyz, Andrea USC/NIH Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation
Wig, Gagan James McDonnell Foundation Complex Networks Approach for Understanding Age-related Cognitive Decline
Wig, Gagan NSF EAGER: Modifying Human Cognition using Targeted Non-invasive Stimulation of Large-scale Brain Networks

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