NIMH BRAINS R01
Title: Targeting Cortical Dynamics: Rational Design of Individualized Brain Stimulation
Total award: $2.24 Mio
Duration: 5 years
Our grant funds interdisciplinary research on individualized, non-invasive brain stimulation to modulate cortical state dynamics and cognition. The research combines computer simulations, animal experiments, and human studies. By studying the fundamental principles that guide cortical state dynamics, we will be able to develop mechanism-based, individualized brain stimulation therapeutics that aim to alleviate debilitating cognitive symptoms of severe psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia.
About the BRAINS R01 (citation from RFA):
The Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) award is intended to support the research and research career development of outstanding scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH. This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders.