The University of Texas at Dallas 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.





Burton, Michael Rita Allen Foundation Novel Models to Assess Sufficiency of Single Cell Paradigms in CB1R-Analgesia
Burton, Michael Advanced Neuromodulation Systems Inc.-CO-PI with Joe Pancrazio SRA: High Content Pain Circuit Cell Culture System
Chapman, Sandra General Dynamics-Sub Validation of Cognitive Enhancement Techniques for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (VoCET-mTBI)
Dussor, Greg NIH Meningeal Prolactin Signaling and Female-Selective Migraine Mechanisms
Engineer, Crystal NIH R01-TxBDC Enhancing Speech Processing In a Rat Model of Autism Using Vagus Nerve Simulation
Engineer, Crystal Brain & Behavior Research Foundation *Enhancing Speech Processing In a Rat Model of Autism Using Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Filbey, Francesca NIH The Role of Motivation and Control in Cannabis Use Disorders: A Cross-Cultural Longitudinal Neuroimaging Study
Filbey, Francesca NIH Motor Learning Deficits in Cannabis Users
Filbey, Francesca UTSW-Subaward *Development of Pregnenolone as a Treatment for Depression
Filbey, Francesca Boys Town National Research Hospital-Subaward *The Cumulative Risk of Substance Exposure and Early Life Adversity on Child Health Development and Outcomes
Goffman, Lisa NIH Sequential Pattern Learning in Children with Developmental Language Disorder
Goffman, Lisa NIH-R01 A Developmental Framework For Linking Phonological And Morpho-syntactic Sequential Pattern Rules
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 US Army MRAA Multi-Site Confimatory Efficacy Treatment Trial of Combat-related PTSD
Hart, John Congressional Directed Medical Research *Treatment of Verbal Retrieval Deficits in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury with High Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
Kane, Heidi UTD-NRUF SEED: SPIRe: Families, Neighborhoods, and Sleep Among Hispanic/Latinx Parents: A Social-Ecological Approach
Katz, William UTD SEED: SPIRe: Developing and Testing Speech-simulation Capabilities for Opti-speech Software
Kennedy, Kristen NIH-National Institute on Aging Dopaminergic and Neuroplastic Influences on Longitudinal Change in Cognitive and Brain Aging
Kennedy, Kristen NIH-R21 *The Effects of Cognitive Map Building on the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease
Kennedy, Kristen Boston College *Age Differences in When – Not Whether – Sensory Regions are Recruited during Memory Retrieval
Kilgard, Michael – TxBDC Wings for Life Promoting Recovery from Cervical Spinal Cord Injury by Pairing Rehabilitation with Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Kilgard, Michael – TxBDC International Rett Syndrome Foundation Research Grant Reversing Speech Sound Processing Deficits in Rett Syndrome
Kilgard, Michael – TxBDC NIH Vagus Nerve Stimulation Paired with Rehabilitative Training to Enhance Plasticity
Kilgard, Michael – TxBDC DARPA Targeted Neuroplasticity Training to Accelerate Complex Skill Learning
Kilgard, Michael – TxBDC Wings for Life-TxBDC Enhancing Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury Patients with Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Kilgard, Michael – TxBDC Flint Rehab FitMi VNS: The First Automated Home Therapy System for Exercise-Paired Vagus Nerve Stimulation After Stroke
Kolber, Ben Duquesne University Pain and Neurodegenerative Undergraduate Research Experiences: Interacting with Community Partners to Build Specialized and Enhanced Neurologic Disease Programs for Undergraduates
Kolber, Ben NIH-R01 *Impact of Amygdala Lateralization on Processing and Modulation of Bladder Pain
Kolber, Ben Duquesne University *CNS Drug Discovery from the Ocean: Cyanobacterial Secondary Metabolites to Treat Comorbid Pain and Depression
Lee, Yune NIH-R21 *Investigating the Neural Mechanisms Underlying Language Recovery through Rhythm Therapy in Aphasia
Lee, Yune SBIR Flint Rehab *SBIR: Speech Hero: A Rhythm-based Speech Therapy App for Individuals with Aphasia
Le Prell, Colleen Washington University St. Louis Pharmaceutical Interventions for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss-Acute Exposure Treatment (PINIHL-AET)
Le Prell, Colleen 3M Company SRA: Audibility and Hazardous Noise Exposure: Workers Expresses Needs and the Impact of Hearing Protection
Le Prell, Colleen Henry M. Jackson Foundation Functional Impairments in Service Members with Normal Audiometric Thresholds
Lewter, Lakeisha NIH-F32 Fellowship *The Impact of Amygdala CGRP Receptors on the Development of Persistent Bladder Pain
Kroener, Sven Vulintus, LLC. SBIR: HabiTrak: Low-cost, Wireless Home Cage Health and Activity Monitoring
Lobarinas, Edward NIH-1RO1 Effect of Inner Hair Cell Loss and Afferent Damage on Functional Hearing
Maguire, Mandy UTD-NRUF *SEED: PREP: Addressing Dialect Differences in Word Learning from Auditory and Written Contexts
Maguire, Mandy UTD-NRUF SEED: Social: The Contributions of Language and Social Profiles in Developmental Disparities of Young Hispanic, Spanish-Speaking Children from Households Experiencing Low Income
Maguire, Mandy NSF *REU Site: Culturally Responsive Research in Developmental Science
McIntyre Rodriguez, Christa NIH-R56 *Vagus Nerve Stimulation Targets Fear Pathways to Enhance Etinction of Conditioned Fear
Mills, Candice NSF Collaborative Research: How Recognizing Gaps in Explanations Influences Children’s Interest in Learning
Mills, Candice NSF Innovating Developmental Science with an Online, Scalable Meta-Science Platform for Investigating Cognitive Development During Early Childhood
Motes, Michael UTSW Longitudinal Continuation of TARCC Hispanic Cohort
O’Toole, Alice NIH-R01 Human Face Representation in Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
O’Toole, Alice Oak Ridge National Lab Automated Identity Masking Experimental Design and Execution for Multi-Modal Sensor Analytics and Learning for Transportation Studies – 56% IDC
O’Toole, Alice National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Designing Tests for Forensic Facial Identification Experts: Identifying Faces of Different Races
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 SMU The Dallas Asthma Brain and Cognition Study
Pinkham, Amy NIH-R01 Introspective Accuracy, Bias, and Everyday Functioning in Severe Mental Illness
Pinkham, Amy NIH-subaward University of California San Diego Social Cognition and Suicide in Psychotic Disorders
Prager, Karen Jerry M. Lewis, M.D. Mental Health Research Foundation (Formerly Timberlawn) Paving the Way to Improved Marital Well-Being
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 NIH-R01 Sex-specific Regulation of Local Translation and Chronic Pain Mechanisms in Females
Price, Ted NIH-R01 Translation Control of Pain Plasticity
Price, Ted UTD Licensing Accelerator Pilot Award-NIH Protease Actived Receptor Type 2 Targeting for Migraine Pain
Price, Ted UTD-NRUF SEED: SCI award:Center for Advanced Pain Studies
Price, Ted Thomas Jefferson University – Subaward Extracellular Mechanism Regulating Synaptic Function and Pain Plasticity
Price, Ted Thomas Jefferson University – Subaward Novel Mechanisms Regulating Protein Interaction and Pain
Price, Ted MD Anderson Cancer Center Anatomic, Physiologic and Transcriptomic Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain in Human DRG
Price, Ted MD Anderson Cancer Center-Subaward *Validation of Fibroblast-derived PI16 as a Novel Target for Pain Treatment
Price, Ted MD Anderson Cancer Center-Subaward *Nrf2 Activation for Addiction-Free Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
Price, Ted UTSW-subaward *Mechanisms of Cough in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Transmission
Price, Ted Grunenthal GmbH *SRA: Advancement of Translational Pain Research Through the Transcriptomic Analysis of the Dorsal Root Ganglia Using Cutting Edge Sequencing Technologies
Price, Ted Grunenthal GmbH *IPA SRA: Testing Agreement: Insights Into the Function of PRDM12 Through Ranscriptomic Analysis of Human Neuronal Cultures Derived From DRG After Knowck-Down of PRDM12 Using ASOs
Price, Ted 4E Therapeutics SBIR: Development and Optimization of MNK Inhibitors for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
Price, Ted Hoba Therapeutics ApS IPA SRA: Testing Agreement: Profiling of human Meteorin (HB-086) activity in human DRGs
Rennaker, Robert — TxBDC NIH-R01 Enhancing Recovery after Chronic Bilateral Cervical Spinal Cord Injury with Targeted Plasticity Therapy
Rennaker, Robert — TxBDC Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Closed-loop Neuromodulation to Treat PTSD
Rodrigue, Karen NIH Mechanisms and Predictors of Brain Aging in Healthy Aging, Preclinical AD 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 Momentous Institute-MOU Research on Bilingual Language Development and Academic Achievement in Early Childhood Program at Momentous School
Rojas, Raul University of Georgia-Sub *The Role of Fathering in the Language Development of Young, Low-Income African American and Latino Children
Rollins, Pam THECB FY21 Autism grant Program-Innovative Treatment Models
Rugg, Michael NIH-R01 Relationship Between Neural Correlates of Episodic Memory, Age, Memory Performance
Rugg, Michael NSF Effects of Age on Specificity and Control of Recollected Content
Rugg, Michael UTSW-Subaward *Using Deep Brain Stimulation of the Parietal Cortex to Investigate the Electrophysiology of Human Episodic Memory
Rugg, Michael University of Notre Dame-Subaward *Investigating the Mechanisms and Functional Consequences of Age-Related Neural Dedifferentiation
Rugg, Michael University of Arizona-Subaward *Precision and Binding as Two Dimensions of Medial Temporal Lobe Amnesia
Rugg, Michael NIH-R21 *Effects of Age on Control of Recollected Content
Rugg, Michael UTSW-Subaward Aging and Disease Course: Contributions to Lifespan Neurobiology of Schizophrenia
Rypma, Bart UTD-Major Extramural Grant Award (MEGA) Development of Calibrated fMRI at the UTD Brain Health Imaging Center
Rypma, Bart NIH Resting State Brain Connectivity Conference
Rypma, Bart UTD-NRUF *SEED: Workshop: Resting-State Brain Connectivity Conference at UT-Dallas in 2021
Seaman, Kendra NSF Psychological Mechanisms of Skewed Decision Making Across Adulthood
Shembel, Adrianna UTD-NRUF SEED: SPIRe: Motion Capture Metric Development for the Study of Vocal Muscle Strain
Small, Steven NIH Society for the Neurobiology of Language Annual Meeting
Small, Steven NSF An Open Science Platform for the Neurobiology of Language Community
Spence, Jeffrey UTSW-subward BOLD and its Discontents:Age-differences in the Neurophysiology of fMRI Signal
Swanson, Meghan NIH-R00 Early Social Communication Environment and Brain Development in Infants at Risk for Autism
Thibodeau, Linda NIH-R01-coPI *Smartphone-Based Open Research Platform for Hearing Improvement Studies
Wig, Gagan James McDonnell Foundation Autism Grant Program
Wig, Gagan NIH-R01 Socioeconomic Mediators of Adult Brain Network Resilience and Vulnerability to Cognitive Decline
Zuppichini, Mark NIH-F31 Neurophysiologic and Connectivity Changes Associated with Slowed Processing Speed and Working Memory Impairments in Multiple Sclerosis

*Awarded between September 2020 and August 2021

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