UVA Brain and Data Science Project Sprint 2021 Awardees

The UVA Brain Institute and the UVA School of Data Science funded pilot research projects in the UVA Brain and Data Science Project Sprint 2021 to seed cutting-edge neuroscience with advances in data science. The projects feature research in neurodevelopment, Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological syndromes. Selected projects will carry out proposed work over an 8 week period, and successful teams will also have the opportunity for invitation to participate as key components in a future extramural funding opportunity.

Tanya Evans, PhD

Brain Synchrony & Social Engagement in Autism

Tanya Evans, PhD,& School of Education

Steven Boker, PhD,& School of Arts & Sciences

Tomas Fletcher, PhD

Enabling In Vivo Identification of Brain Stem Anatomy with Unprecedented Detail using Deep Learning Image Quality Transfer from the Human Connectome Project

Tomas Fletcher, PhD, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Jeff Chang-Chia Liu, PhD, School of Medicine

Jeff Elias, MD, School of Medicine

Soumen Paul, PhD,

Micro PET study to detect competition between elevated endogenous adenosine levels induced by ethanol and the binding of the adenosine A1 receptor ligand [11C]-FR194921

Soumen Paul, PhD, School of Medicine

Kiel Neumann, PhD, School of Medicine

Wendy J. Lynch, PhD, School of Medicine

Meghan Puglia, PhD

Brain Signal Entropy as a Biomarker of Atypical Neurodevelopment Following Preterm Birth: A Cross-sectional, Cross-species Pilot Study

Meghan Puglia, PhD, School of Medicine

Adema Ribic, PhD, School of Arts and Sciences

Aidong Zhang, PhD

Multimodal Machine Learning for Alzheimer’s Disease

Aidong Zhang, PhD, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Carol Manning, PhD, School of Medicine

Anelyssa D’Abreu, PhD, School of Medicine

J. Julius Zhu, PhD

High-resolution and High-throughput Neurotransmission Analysis Algorithms

J. Julius Zhu, PhD, School of Medicine

B. Jill Venton, PhD, School of Arts and Sciences

Miaomiao Zhang, PhD, School of Engineering and Applied Science