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Max Kurz
Howard Gendelman
Christopher Kratochvil 
Deepak Madhavan
R. Lee Mosley
Howard Fox
Uriel Sandkovsky
Susan Swindells
Martin Wetzel
Matthew White  


Neurophysiological markers of HAND and the impact of aging: Evidence from MEG
PI: Wilson TW.
Source: NIH/NIMH (R01)
This award uses MEG, functional MRI, structural MRI, and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to evaluate the neural mechanisms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), which affect between 40-75% of all HIV-infected patients. A longitudinal component of the study will evaluate how HIV-infection differentially modulates the decline in cognitive and neural function that is associated with normal healthy aging.

Motor Planning in Children with Cerebral Palsy
PI: Kurz, MJ;  Co-I: Wilson, TW.
Source: NIH/NICHD (R21)
This award uses MEG imaging and DTI to investigate abnormal neural oscillatory activity in the primary motor cortices of children with cerebral palsy during movement.  Participants complete several tasks during MEG that require different motor planning operations, based on the complexity of the movement.

Neurophysiology of Frontal and Motor Cortices
PI: Wilson TW.
Source: Kinman-Oldfield Award for Neurodegenerative Research
This award provides funding for MEG/MRI studies of motor and cognitive control experiments.

Attention Bias Modification Treatment for Warzone-Related PTSD: A Randomized Clinical Trial and Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Study
PI: Badura Brack, A; Co-I: Wilson, TW.
Source: At Ease, USA  (nonprofit organization)
This award provides funding to conduct a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of an emerging cognitive behavioral treatment, attention bias modification treatment (ABMT), for combat related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition to the RCT, this award funds MEG recordings of veterans with PTSD and combat-exposed veterans without PTSD.

Chronic HIV Infection and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center
PI: Fox, HS; Co-I: Wilson, TW.
Source: NIH/NIMH (P30)
This is a Center grant to provide Administrative and Core Support for scientists investigating neuroAIDS.

Center for the Neural Basis of Motor Development & Rehabilitation
PI: Stuberg, W;  Co-I: Wilson, TW.
Source: Hattie B. Munroe Foundation
This award provides startup money for a brain imaging center that is dedicated to comparative neuroplasticity research using different rehabilitation methods in children with developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy and childhood apraxia. Dr. Wilson oversees the imaging aspects of the project.

Techniques used in the laboratory
Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
Diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI)
Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS)
Structural/functional magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI and fMRI)
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)
Electroencephalography (EEG)
Intracranial recordings (electrocorticography, or ECoG)
Psychophysics/Behavioral Methods


david_arpin  David Arpin
UNMC Graduate Fellow
Katie_Becker Katherine M. Becker
Research Assistant
 Beth_Heinrichs-Graham Beth Heinrichs-Graham, MA
Presidential Graduate Fellow
Nichole Knott Nichole Knott, R.EEG.T.
MEG Specialist

Tim McDermott
Research Assistant


Amy Proskovec
Graduate Research Associate

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