2018-2019 Research Excellence Awardees
June 13, 2019
Part of the FABBS mission is to promote the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior, and to communicate the importance of its research to the public. Now in its second year, the FABBS Research Excellence Awards program honors undergraduate and graduate students within our affiliate member departments and divisions who have conducted research of superior scientific quality with broad societal impact. In addition to describing the methods and results of the research, nominations must also include an impact statement with the (potential) relevance of the research for policy decisions (e.g., implications of the research for social and policy issues, and/or efforts to communicate the science to non-academic constituencies).
After careful review from our selection committe, we are proud to announce our Research Excellence Awardees for 2018-2019:
- Wesley Corey, Indiana University, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
“A Critical Evaluation of Terpenoid Signaling at Cannabinoid CB1 Receptors in a Neuronal Model”
- Samantha Goldberg, University of Michigan, Department of
“Hippocampal Activity in Extinction Recall Related to Stress Exposure”
- Charles Lynch, Georgetown University, Department of
“Precision Mapping and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of Cortical Hubs in Individuals”
- William E. Pelham, III, Arizona State University, Department of
“Depression in Mothers and Behavior Problems in Children: From Association to Causation”
- Sophia Vinci-Booher, Indiana University, Department of
Psychological and Brain Sciences
“Brain Development from Sensorimotor Experiences: Handwriting and Letter Perception”
- Michelle Zaso, Syracuse University, Department of
“Interplay of perceived friend environments with genetics on trajectories of alcohol use across adolescence”
The selection committee was pleased with the strength of the pool this year, and applauds the research done by awardees. FABBS is honored to feature and promote these young scientists’ promising work and is excited to see their ongoing contributions to the field.
The call for nominations for the 2019-2020 awards will be sent out in the fall. Students from FABBS affiliate members are eligible for nomination.