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BBI Seed Grant Symposium
Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
McKeldin Library Room 6137, Special Events Room
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Bijan Dabell

SAVE THE DATE: BBI Seed Grant Symposium

Learn more about the work and accomplishments of our BBI Seed Grant Awardees from FY16 and FY17. There will be an opportunity to connect with faculty, students and external members of the BBI community.

FY16 Awardees:
Understanding the effect of age and duration of deafness on speech recognition in Cochlear Implant users. Samira Anderson (Hearing and Speech, BSOS, NACS), Matthew Goupell (Hearing and Speech, BSOS, NACS), and Katrina MacLeod (Biology, CMNS, NACS)

A novel use of catanioinic vesicles to modulate nervous system function and behavior. Philip DeShong (Chemistry & Biochemistry, CMNS), Erica Glasper (Psychology, BSOS, NACS), Jens Herberholz (Psychology, BSOS, NACS), and Farrah Madison (Psychology, BSOS)

Development of an ultra-fast 2 photon microscope by beam multiplexing: GRID Imaging. Patrick Kanold (Biology, CMNS, ISR, NACS, and ENGR), Ramani Duraiswami (Computer Science, CMNS), Nail Gumerov (UMIACS, CMNS), and Wolfgang Losert (Physics, CMNS and IREAP)

Investigating the Maryland Way. Sheri Parks (American Studies, ARHU)

The retina as a novel biomarker for schizophrenia. Joshua Singer (Biology, CMNS, NACS), Bongtae Han (Mechanical Engineering, ENGR), and Elizabeth Quinlan (Biology, CMNS, NACS)

Wireless Measurement of Neuronal Currents Using Spin-Torque Nano-Oscillators. Edo Waks (Electrical and Computer Engineering and IREAP, ENGR and CMNS), Benjamin Shapiro (Bioengineering and ISR, ENGR), Ricardo Araneda (Biology, CMNS, NACS), and Jens Herberholz (Psychology, BSOS, NACS)

FY17 Awardees:
Dance and EEG: Neural correlates of expressive movement. Pamela Abshire (ECE/ISR, ENGR), Karen Bradley (Dance, ARHU), Adrianne Fang (Theatre, ARHU), Brad Hatfield (Kinesiology, SPH), Jonathan Simon (ECE/ISR/BIO, ENGR)

Biobehavioral links among social anxiety, risk-taking, and substance use. Andres De Los Reyes (PSYC, BSOS), Sarah Racz (PSYC/FIRE, BSOS), and Erica Glasper (PSYC, BSOS)

Identifying candidate genes associated with sensorineural hearing loss in a novel vertebrate model. Robert Dooling (Psychology, BSOS), Karen Carleton (Biology, CMNS), Farrah Madison (Psychology, BSOS)

Characterizing biological changes associated with shift in reproductive strategy. Heidi Fisher (Biology, CMNS) and Erica Glasper (Psychology, BSOS)

New representations in neuronal ensembles during initial language acquisition. Jonathan Fritz (ISR, ENGR) and Bill Idsardi (Linguistics, ARHU)

Unraveling the neurogenetic architecture of human preference in mosquitoes. Megan Fritz (Entomology, CMNS), Carlos Machado (Biology, CMNS), and Quentin Gaudry (Biology, CMNS)

Computing with trajectories: Novel methods for understanding spatiotemporal function MRI data. Luiz Pessoa (Psychology, MNC, BSOS) and Joseph Jájá (ECE/UMIACS, ENGR)

Impact of meditation experience on the brain-body connection: Behavioral, physiological, and neural measures of stress-resilience. Robin Puett (SPH) and Stephanie Kuchinsky (MNC/CASL)

Control of cross-modal sensory plasticity by intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells. Joshua Singer (Biology, CMNS) and Patrick Kanold (Biology, CMNS)

More info coming soon.





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