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2016 Grant Recipients

Allen, Nicola J., Salk Institute for Biological Studies, "Astrocyte Control of Neuronal Synapse Formation and Maturation." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Anthony, Todd Erryl, Harvard University, "Activity-Dependent Dissection of Stress Resilience Circuitry." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Bloodgood, Brenda L., University of California, San Diego, "Learning Through Inhibition." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Choi, Gloria B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Modulating Odor-Driven Learned Behaviors." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Christian, Catherine A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Astrocytic Modulation of Synaptic Inhibition." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Chubykin, Alexander A., Purdue University, "Synaptic and Circuit Mechanisms of Reward Timing in the Mouse Visual Cortex." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Cohen, Jeremiah Y., Johns Hopkins University, "Structure and Function of Serotonin Neural Circuits." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Colgin, Laura Lee, University of Texas, Austin, "Do Grid Cells Replay Waking Activity Patterns During Sleep?" Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Crickmore, Michael A., Harvard University, "Mating Drive as a Model for Dopaminergic Regulation of Behavior." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Davison, Ian G., Boston University, "Circuit Mechanisms for Learned Pattern Recognition in Piriform Cortex." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Diaz, Elva D., University of California, Davis, "Activity-Dependent Palmitoylation Regulates SynDIG1 Function." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Dickman, Dion Kai, University of Southern California, "Translational Profiling of Homeostatic Adaptations Required for Sleep and Synaptic Plasticity." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Dietrich, Marcelo O., Yale University, "Dissecting Interoceptive Circuits Critical for Cognitive Outputs." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Dragoi, George , Yale University, "Neuronal Ensembles Underlying Internal Representations." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Feliciano, David M., Clemson University, "Extracellular Vesicles Coordinate Corticogenesis." Three Year Research Grant totaling $210,000.

Frank, Carl Andrew , University of Iowa, "Signaling Mechanisms Underlying Homeostatic Plasticity." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Fuccillo, Marc V., University of Pennsylvania, "Exploring Neural Circuits for Efficient Action Selection." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Gaudry, Quentin , University of Maryland, College Park, "Receptive Fields and Physiological Function of Modulatory Neurons in Olfaction." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Gilmartin, Marieke R., Marquette University, "Optogenetic Investigation of Prefrontal Cortical Regulation of Memory Formation." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Giocomo, Lisa M., Stanford University, "Cellular Mechanisms Organizing Medial Entrohinal Circuits." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Haas, Julie S., Lehigh University, "Exploring the Mechanisms and Functions of Electrical Synaptic Plasticity in the Mammalian Brain." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Han, Young-Goo , St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, "Shh Signaling in the Regulation of oRGs and Gyrification." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Hires, Samuel Andrew, University of Southern California, "Reverse-Engineering the Sense of Touch in Cortical Circuits." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Hong, Weizhe , University of California, Los Angeles, "Neural Mechanism for Social Behavior in the Medial Amygdala." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Hull, Court , Duke University, "Representation of Time in the Cerebellar Cortex." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Jadhav, Shantanu P., Brandeis University, "Dissecting the Role of Network Activity Patterns in Cognition." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Jaworski, Alexander , Brown University, "Neuronal Wiring by the Robo3 Guidance Receptor and its Ligand NELL2." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Kiani, Roozbeh , New York University, New York, "The Role of Corticocortical Interactions in Neural Computation of Certainty." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Kim, In-Jung , Yale University, "The Role of GABAergic Internuerons in Development of Retinal Circuits." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Kirn, John , Wesleyan University, "Functional Attributes of Adult Formed Vocal Control Neurons." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Kohwi, Minoree , Columbia University, "Origins of Neural Diversity." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Lammel, Stephan , University of California, Berkeley, "Neural Circuits for Maladaptive Behaviors in the Lateral Habenula." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Lim, Byungkook , University of California, San Diego, "Dissecting Basal Ganglia Circuitry Underlying Stress-Induced Depression." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Liston, Conor , Cornell University, New York, "Prefrontal Cortical Circuit Mechanisms of Working Memory" Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Maffei, Arianna , State University of New York, Stony Brook, "Dynamics of Integration of Thalamocortical and Intracortical Inputs in Mouse Primary Visual Cortex." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Margolis, David J., Rutgers University, Piscataway, "Neocortical Microcircuits for Map Plasticity and Learning." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Mathur, Brian N., University of Maryland, Baltimore, "The Role of Cinguloclaustral Circuitry in Attention." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Morozov, Alexei , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, "Reorganization of the Prefrontal-Amygdala Circuit Upon Observational Fear." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Nielsen, Kristina J., Johns Hopkins University, "Which Tuning Dimensions Define Columns in the Ventral Pathway?" Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Noudoost, Behrad , Montana State University, "Prefrontal Contributions to Synchronous and Correlated Activity Within Visual Cortex." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Olson, David Paul , University of Michigan, "Functional Assessment of Melanocortin-3 Receptor Expressing Neurons in Feeding and Energy Homeostasis." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Oviedo, Hysell V., City University of New York, New York, "Structure and Function of Unique Connectivity Motifs in Auditory Cortex." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Polack, Pierre-Olivier , Rutgers University, Newark, "Modulation of Visual Cortical Processing by Attention." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Rogulja, Dragana , Harvard University, "Analysis of Genes and Neural Circuits That Regulate Sleep in Drosophila." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Rosenberg, Ari , University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Elucidating the Neural Circuit of 3D Visual Perception." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Saalmann, Yuri B., University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Thalamo-Cortical Dynamics in Cognitive Control." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Schmidt, Eric F., Rockefeller University, New York, "The Role of Adult Subplate Neurons in Cortical Function." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Shcheglovitov, Oleksandr , University of Utah, "The Principles of Synaptic Communication in Human Neurons." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Smear, Matthew Charles, University of Oregon, "Neural Mechanisms of Stereo Olfaction." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Smith, Kyle S., Dartmouth College, Hanover, "Pinpointing Brain Pathways for Adaptive Goal Seeking Behavior." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Song, Juan , University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Neural Circuits Regulating Synapse Dynamics of Adult-Born Neurons." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Steele, Andrew , California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, "Disentangling Dopaminergic Circuitry Underlying Circadian Entrainment in Mice." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Taniguchi, Hiroki , Max Planck Florida Institute, "Functional and Structural Connectivity of Chandelier Cells in Cortex." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Tomaszycki, Michelle , Lafayette College, "Song Quality Alters Nonapeptides in Vocal and Auditory Circuits." Two Year Research Grant totaling $144,000.

Tomchik, Seth M., Scripps Research Institute, Florida, "Mechanisms of Dopamine/cAMP-Dependent Memory Allocation." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Tritsch, Nicolas , New York University, New York, "Synaptic Mechanisms Underlying Preemptive Actions." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Wright, Kevin M., Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, "Mechanisms Underlying Somatosensory Circuit Development." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Xie, Baotong , Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, "Regulation and Function of microRNA in the Cell Fate Specification of Photoreceptors." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Xu, Weifeng , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Activity-Dependent Translation of Neurogranin in Neural Plasticity." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Xue, Mingshan , Baylor College of Medicine, "Mechanisms Regulating Cortical Excitation-Inhibition Relationship." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

Zito, Karen , University of California, Davis, "Activity-Dependent Mechanisms of Structural Refinement in the Hippocampus." Three Year Research Grant totaling $225,000.

 
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