2018 Awards

Ali Guler, PhD

A novel anti-obesity target: Dopamine signaling in the central circadian pacemaker 

Ali Guler, PhD – Department of Biology, Michael Scott, PhD– Department of Pharmacology

C. Daniel Meliza, PhD

A novel model for dyslexia and other language-processing disorders

C. Daniel Meliza, PhD – Department of Psychology, Christopher Deppmann, PhD – Department of Biology, Mark Beenhakker, PhD – Department of Pharmacology

Joshua Easter, MD

Concussion induced inflammation: A clinical and mechanistic study

Joshua Easter, MD – Department of Emergency Medicine, Donna Broshek, PhD – Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences, Howard Goodkin, MD, PhD - Department of Neurology, John Lukens, PhD - Department of Neuroscience, Kiel Neumann, PhD – Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Matthew Panzer, PhD – Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Jacob Resch, PhD – Department of Kinesiology, James Stone, MD, PhD – Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Benjamin Purow , MD

Cross-linking antibody tetramers (CATs) to localize and activate immune cell subsets for cancer therapy  

Benjamin Purow , MD – Department of Neurology (Neuro-Oncology), Tajie Harris, PhD – Department of Neuroscience

Sarah Kucenas, PhD

Facilitating axon regeneration by boosting glial-mediated phagocytosis

Sarah Kucenas, PhD – Department of Biology, Kodi Ravichandran, PhD – Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

James Morris, PhD

Individual variability in the oxytocinergic system and the development of human sociality

James Morris, PhD – Department of Psychology, Angeline Lillard, PhD– Department of Psychology, Jessica Connelly, PhD– Department of Psychology

Bijoy Kundu, PhD

Investigation of Recurrent Brain Cancer using Dynamic FDG PET Imaging

Bijoy Kundu, PhD – Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, David Schiff, MD – Department of Neurology (Neuro-Oncology), Patrice Rehm, MD– Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Thomas Muttikkal, MD– Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Julius Zhu, PhD

Genetically Encoded Dopamine Sensors

Julius Zhu, PhD – Department of Pharmacology, Wendy Lynch, PhD– Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences

Nassima Ait-Daoud, MD

Optimizing treamtent for Alcohol Use Disorder using Targeted Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Nassima Ait-Daoud, MD, David Hamilton, MD, Amit Shane, PhD, Karen Ingersoll, PhD - Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences

William Petri, MD, PhD

Role of Epigenetics on Early Child Development in Bangladesh

William Petri, MD, PhD – Department of Medicine (Infectious Disease), David Auble, PhD – Department of  Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

Anindya Dutta, PhD

Short non-coding RNAs in autism-related disorders

Anindya Dutta, PhD – Department of  Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, John Lukens, PhD – Department of Neuroscience