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