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Stanford Neurosciences Institute awards second round of Seed Grants

Seed Grants, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Sep 13 2017

By Nathan Collins

The Stanford Neurosciences Institute has awarded its second round of Seed Grants to six interdisciplinary teams of researchers working to solve problems in neuroscience.

Those six grants will go to small teams of researchers who come from different departments or approach their topics using distinct methods or points of view. This round's crop includes work on cognitive aging, treatments for obsessive compulsive disorder, the molecular mechanisms underlying estrogen and testosterone, computational physics models of neurons, chronic pain, and brain stimulation using ultrasound.

Each grant provides a small amount of funding that allows researchers to launch new collaborations and pilot risky, but potentially high-reward projects. This year, the grants will go to fifteen faculty members representing nine departments in the Schools of Engineering, Medicine, and Humanities and Sciences.

Funded grants

Identification of sex hormone interacting proteins

Nirao Shah, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurobiology
Justin Du Bois, Chemistry

A novel sigma-1 receptor PET radioligand as a probe of ketamine’s rapid therapeutic action in disorders of human brain and behavior: Pilot study

Carolyn Rodriguez, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Frederick Chin, Radiology
David Lyons
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Alan SchatzbergPsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Pamela Flood, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Remote and localized neural activation using sonomagnetic stimulation

Amin Arbabian, Electrical Engineering
Stephen Baccus, Neurobiology

Enabling faster and more responsive voltage imaging through computational biophysics

Michael Lin, Neurobiology, Bioengineering
Ron Dror, Computer Science

TrkA-ing the chronic pain

Bianxiao Cui, Chemistry
Gregory ScherrerAnesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

The impact of early medial temporal lobe Tau in human cognitive aging

Elizabeth Mormino, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Anthony Wagner, Psychology


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