By Nathan Collins
The Stanford Neurosciences Institute recently awarded its second round of seed grants to six interdisciplinary teams of researchers.
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 recipients include researchers working 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 funding that allows researchers to launch new collaborations and pilot risky but potentially high-reward projects. This year, the grants will go to 15 faculty members representing 10 departments in 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