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2016-17 DIBS Research Incubator Awards Announced

June 21, 2016

 

Eight interdisciplinary research teams at Duke have been selected to receive the 2016-2017 Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) Research Incubator Awards (five new awards and three continuation awards).

The DIBS Research Incubator Awards program is designed to encourage innovative approaches to problems of brain function that transcend the boundaries of traditional disciplines. The award provides seed funding for collaborative research projects that will lead to a better understanding of brain function and translate into innovative solutions for health and society.

 

2016-2017 New Awards

 

  • Repeated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) modulation of insula-based functional connectivity

Investigators: Merideth Addicott (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences), Greg Appelbaum (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences), Timothy Strauman (Psychology & Neuroscience), Bruce Luber (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)


  • Bioelectronic Medicine and Cholinergic Regulation of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction

Investigators: Niccolò Terrando (Anesthesiology), Warren Grill (Biomedical Engineering), Christina Williams (Psychology & Neuroscience), Chay Kuo (Cell Biology), Miles Berger (Anesthesiology)

 

  • Neurogenesis and Behavioral Recovery in Animal Models of Huntington’s Disease

Investigators: Richard Mooney (Neurobiology), Cagla Eroglu (Cell Biology), Debra Silver (Molecular Genetics & Microbiology)

 

  • The nature of disgust: An interdisciplinary inquiry

Investigators: Kevin LaBar (Psychology & Neuroscience), Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Philosophy), Nancy Zucker (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)


  • Building a Fiber-Integrated Microscope System for Two-Color Optogenetic Probing of Ensemble Activity in Freely Behaving Animal

Investigators: Yiyang Gong (Biomedical Engineering), Fan Wang (Neurobiology)

 

 

2016-2017 Continuation Awards

 

  • Optimized Temporal Patterns of Spinal Cord Stimulation to Treat Chronic Pain

Investigators: Warren Grill (Biomedical Engineering), Ru-Rong Ji (Anesthesiology), Nandan Lad (Surgery)


  • The Power of Imagination

Investigators: Felipe De Brigard (Philosophy), Kevin LaBar (Psychology & Neuroscience), M. Zachary Rosenthal (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)


  • Pediatric neurotrauma

Investigators: Cameron R. ‘Dale’ Bass (Biomedical Engineering), Mohamed Abou-Donia (Pharmacology & Cancer Biology), Carolyn Pizoli (Pediatrics), Carrie Muh (Surgery), Bruce Capehart (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences), Mustafa Bashir (Radiology)

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