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 Advanced Neuromodulation Systems Inc.-CO-PI with Joe Pancrazio SRA: High Content Pain Circuit Cell Culture System
Burton, Michael UTD-NRUF SPIRe: Neuroimmune Circuits in Pain and Sepsis
Burton, Michael NIH-R21 The Role of Cell-specific TLR4 in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Burton, Michael NIH-R35 Mechanisms Involved in Postoperative Recovery: A Focus on Pain, Delirium, and Neuroinflammation
Chapman, Sandra General Dynamics-Sub Validation of Cognitive Enhancement Techniques for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (VoCET-mTBI)
Chapman, Sandra UTSW Enhancement of Cognitive Brain Performance in Service Members – Active Duty and Veterans – Cooperative IAC w/UTSW
Chapman, Sandra HRSA Community Project Funding/Congressionally Directed Spending-Construction
Dussor, Greg NIH Meningeal Prolactin Signaling and Female-Selective Migraine Mechanisms
Dussor, Greg 1910 Genetics-SUB STTR Phase I: Development of Selective Calpain-1 Inhibitors for Chronic Pain
Dussor, Greg Marine Biological Lab-Sub Site-Directed RNA Editing of Nav1.7 as a Novel Analgesic
Engineer, Crystal NIH R01-TxBDC Enhancing Speech Processing In a Rat Model of Autism Using Vagus Nerve Simulation
Engineer, Crystal Eagles Autism Foundation-TxBDC Restoring Auditory Processing in a Rat Model of Rett Syndrome
Filbey, Francesca NIH-R01 The Role of Motivation and Control in Cannabis Use Disorders: A Cross-Cultural Longitudinal Neuroimaging Study
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
Jahn, Kelly NIH Neural Signatures of Enhanced Central Auditory Gain in Hyperacusis
Kane, Heidi UTD-NRUF SEED: SPIRe: Families, Neighborhoods, and Sleep Among Hispanic/Latinx Parents: A Social-Ecological Approach
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
Kent, Jerillyn Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Elucidating the Role of Abnormal Motor Resonance in Social Cognition Deficits in Schizophrenia
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 NIH-R01 *Impact of Amygdala Lateralization on Processing and Modulation of Bladder Pain
Kolber, Ben Communities Foundation of Texas The University of Texas Foundation Grant Agreement, Enhance Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Experiences at UTD (ENSURE)
Kroener, Sven Vulintus, LLC. SBIR: HabiTrak: Low-cost, Wireless Home Cage Health and Activity Monitoring
Kroener, Sven NIH-R01 Synaptic Changes in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex in the Development of Compulsive Alcohol Drinking
Kroener, Sven NIH-R01 Vagus Nerve Stimulation Modulates Synaptic Plasticity in the Rt Prefrontal Cortex During the Extinction of Drug-Seeking
Lee, Yune NIH-R21 *Investigating the Neural Mechanisms Underlying Language Recovery through Rhythm Therapy in Aphasia
Lee, Yune Digisonic IPA SRA: Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Using a Novel 3D Sound Therapy
Lee, Yune Neurocience Innovation Foundation Gift-SLAM Lab
Lee, Yune University of Texas Foundation TheraBeat: Sound Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients
Lenert, Melissa NIH-F99 Identification of Sex Differences in Monocytes and Metabolism in the Maintenance of Chronic Muscle Pain
Le Prell, Colleen Washington University St. Louis Pharmaceutical Interventions for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss-Acute Exposure Treatment (PINIHL-AET)
Le Prell, Colleen Henry M. Jackson Foundation Functional Impairments in Service Members with Normal Audiometric Thresholds
Le Prell, Colleen American Academy of Audiology Use of In-Ear Dosimetry to Understand Musician’s Unique Sound Exposure (MUSE)
Lewter, Lakeisha NIH-F32 Fellowship *The Impact of Amygdala CGRP Receptors on the Development of Persistent Bladder Pain
Lewter, Lakeisha Burroughs Wellcome Fund The Contribution of the Left and Right Amygdala on the Development of Chronic Bladder Pain
Lobarinas, Edward NIH-1RO1 Effect of Inner Hair Cell Loss and Afferent Damage on Functional Hearing
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
McIntyre, Rodriguez, Christa NIH-R01 Vagus Nerve Stimulation Targets Fear Pathways to Enhance Etinction of Conditioned Fear
Mills, Candice NSF Innovating Developmental Science with an Online, Scalable Meta-Science Platform for Investigating Cognitive Development During Early Childhood
Mills, Candice Duke University-Subaward The Development of Intellectual Humility
Mills, Candice George Mason University-Subaward When Honesty is Discourages: Understanding Culturally-Endorsed Parental Lies
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
O’Toole, Alice John Hopkins Univ-Subaward Robust Person Recognition Under Extreme Acquisition Conditions
O’Toole, Alice National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Developing a Test of Forensic Face Examiners for Demographically Diverse Faces
Owen, Margaret NIH/University of Georgia Self-Regulation Development and the Transition to Middle School
Park, Denise SMU The Dallas Asthma Brain and Cognition Study
Park, Jiyoung UTD-NRUF Seed: Social: When Our feelings Leak Out to Influence Others: Cultural Modulation of Affect Contagion
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
Pinkham, Amy Schizophrenia Intl Research Society 2022 SIRS Research Harmonisation Group Award (RHA)
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-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
Price, Ted University of Washington-Subaward Identifying Novel Therapeutic Targets for Chronic Neck Pain: RNA-Sequencing in Human Painful Atlanto-Axial Arthropathy
Price, Ted Allergan Inc. IPA SRA: Evaluation of Novel Recombinant Molecules in Primary Human DRGs
Price, Ted Bellus Helath Cough Inc. SRA: P2RX2 and P2RX3 Expression in Human Gustatory Neurons
Price, Ted Doloromics SRA: Human DRG Target Validation
Price, Ted NIH-U19 Human Nociceptor and Spinal Cord Molecular Signature Center
Price, Ted NIH-R01-Supplement Diversity Supplement-Project 6793
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
Rincón-Cortés, Millie NIH-K01 Environmental Modulation of Maternal Behavior and Mesolimbic DA Function
Rodrigue, Karen NIH Mechanisms and Predictors of Brain Aging in Healthy Aging, Preclinical AD and MCI
Rollins, Pam THECB FY21 Autism grant Program-Innovative Treatment Models
Rollins, Pam THECB FY22 Autism grant Program-Innovative Treatment Models
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
Rugg, Michael UTSW-Subaward Behavioral and Pharmacological Manipulation of Time Cell Activity in the Human Mesial Temporal Lobe
Rypma, Bart UTD-NRUF *SEED: Workshop: Resting-State Brain Connectivity Conference at UT-Dallas in 2021
Sasson, Noah University of Edinburgh Collaborative Agreement: Investing Information and Skill Transfer in Neurodiverse Groups Using Diffusion Chain Mehtodology: A Reolication Study
Seaman, Kendra NSF Psychological Mechanisms of Skewed Decision Making Across Adulthood
Seaman, Kendra NIH-R24 Research Network on Decision Neuroscience and Aging
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
Swanson, Meghan NIH-R00 Early Social Communication Environment and Brain Development in Infants at Risk for Autism
Swanson, Meghan NIH-R01 Caregiver Speech and Brain-Behavior Development in Infants At-Risk for ASD
Thibodeau, Linda NIH-R01-coPI *Smartphone-Based Open Research Platform for Hearing Improvement Studies
Thorn, Catherine UTD-NRUF SPIRe: Inferring Effective Connectivity of Sparsely Sampled Neuronal Networks
Thorn, Catherine NIH-R01 Noradrenergic Mechanisms of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Mediated Stroke Rehabilitation
Thorn, Catherine NIH-R21 Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Control of the Mesolimbic Dopamine System
Warren, Stacie Stanford University-Subaward Integrative Computational Models of Latent, Behavioral, and Neural Constructs in Children: A Longitudinal Developmental Big-Data Approach
Wig, Gagan James McDonnell Foundation Autism Grant Program
Wig, Gagan NIH-R01 Socioeconomic Mediators of Adult Brain Network Resilience and Vulnerability to Cognitive Decline

*Awarded between September 2020 and August 2021

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