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Funding Update - December, 2018


  • Dr. Robert Sears (Emotional Brain Institute) received a NARSAD Young Investigator award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for a grant titled “The Orexin System as a Master Modulator of Proactive Coping Behavior.”
  • Dr. Ralph Nixon (Center for Dementia Research) received a grant from the CHDI Foundation titled “In Vivo Evaluation and Therapeutic Modulation of Neuronal Autophagy Flux in HD Mouse Models: Validation of a Transgenic Reporter for In Vivo Neuronal Macroautophagy.”

NKI Researchers Remain Highly Cited

As they did last year, two NKI investigators appear on the 2018 Clarivate Analytics list of Highly Cited Researchers. F. Xavier Castellanos, MD, and Michael Milham, MD, PhD, are both recognized for their contributions in the field of Neuroscience & Behavior. Designation as a Highly Cited Researcher indicates authorship of multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

Dr. Castellanos has been a Research Psychiatrist at NKI since 2006. He is also an endowed Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Professor of Radiology and Neuroscience at the NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Milham is the Director of NKI’s Center for Biomedical Imaging and Neuromodulation. He also directs research programs at the Child Mind Institute.