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Funded Research Projects

NeuroHealth | Seed Grant
This interdisciplinary collaboration across psychiatry and radiology will develop and validate a new method to study the mechanisms underlying ketamine’s biochemical action and its effects on dissociation and treatment effectiveness.
NeuroEngineering | Seed Grant
Lead Researcher(s): Ron Dror, Michael Lin
A computational biophysicist and a protein engineer will team up to improve voltage-sensing fluorescent proteins, proteins that can report electrical activity by changing their production of light. The goal is to visualize the electrical activity in neurons in real time.
NeuroDiscovery | Seed Grant
Lead Researcher(s): Nirao Shah, Justin Du Bois
We are interested in elucidating the multiple roles that sex hormones play in development of the nervous system and in regulating brain functions that influence gender identity, puberty, and reproduction.
NeuroEngineering | Seed Grant
Lead Researcher(s): Amin Arbabian, Stephen A. Baccus
This proposal aims to develop a new modality of noninvasive neural stimulation, sonomagnetic stimulation, that can generate an electrical current focused in a small volume deep in neural tissue, a goal not possible with any existing method of neurostimulation.
NeuroHealth | Seed Grant
Lead Researcher(s): Elizabeth Mormino, Anthony Wagner
By measuring the aggregation of Tau protein in healthy older adults as well as those with Alzheimer's disease dementia using positron emission tomography imaging combined with high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging, this team hopes to predict who is at most risk for dementia in the future.
NeuroDiscovery | Seed Grant
Lead Researcher(s): Bianxiao Cui
A faculty team bridging chemistry and pain research will use optogenetics to understand an important signaling pathway involved in chronic pain.
NeuroEngineering | SIGF - Graduate Fellowship
Lead Researcher(s): Kevin Feigelis
In the course of everyday functioning, animals (including humans) are constantly faced with real-world environments in which they are required to shift unpredictably between multiple, sometimes unfamiliar, tasks. But how brains support this rapid adaptation of decision making schema, and how they...
NeuroDiscovery | Big Idea
We propose to connect diverse faculty to deepen interdisciplinary understanding of the neural mechanisms supporting addictive choice by combining conceptual, experimental, and clinical approaches that bridge historically disparate fields of inquiry.
NeuroHealth | Big Idea
The Stanford Brain Rejuvenation Project is an initiative by leading aging researchers, neuroscientists, chemists, and engineers to understand the basis of brain aging and rejuvenation and how they relate to neurodegeneration.
NeuroEngineering | Big Idea
Lead Researcher(s): Nicholas Melosh, E.J. Chichilnisky
Our goal is to develop the next generation of neural interfaces that match the resolution and performance of the biological circuitry. We will focus on two signature efforts to spearhead the necessary advances: high-density wire bundles for electrical recording and stimulation, and analog and...

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