Annual Meeting Poster Awards

Poster Awards were established in 2016 by the Board of Directors as a way to help recognize exceptional work presented by those in the early stages of their careers - students (graduate and undergraduate), residents, trainees, and postdoc fellows.

Posters are judged by members of the Board of Directors, AMP, Chairs of the SIG Sessions, and other leaders in various fields of neurology. The top-scoring posters are awarded $250 each.

2023 Poster Award Recipients

Pouya Bastani, MD

Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Poster Title: Feasibility and Usability of a Smartphone Eye-Tracking Application (“Eyephone”) for Self-Recording of Eye Movements in ALS Patients

Adomas Bunevicius, MD, PhD

Institution: Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Poster Title: Greater Albumin Concentration in Serum May Be Protective against Stroke: The Northern Manhattan Study



Francesco Gavazzi, MD, PhD

Institution: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Poster Title: The Natural History of Variable Subtypes in Pediatric-Onset TUBB4A-Related Disorders

Alexander Gill, MD, PhD

Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Poster Title: The Innate Immune Regulator Nlrx1 Limits Inflammatory Neurodegeneration in the Visual Pathway in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis

Michael Gilligan, MB, BCh, BAO

Institution: Mayo Clinic
Poster Title: Autoimmune Brainstem Encephalitis: Serological and Clinical Associations, and Predictors of Outcome

Brandon Holmes, MD, PhD

Institution: UCSF
Poster Title: Amyloid Beta Fibrils Induce Microglial Biosynthesis of Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans Leading to Increased Tau Phagocytosis and Seeding

George Kannarkat, MD, PhD

Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Poster Title: Plasma-Derived Alpha-Synuclein Strains Distinguish Parkinson’s Disease from Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Erum Khan, MBBS

Institution: B.J.Medical College
Poster Title: Pregnancy Outcomes among Multiple Sclerosis Patients on Disease Modifying Drugs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Arnav Khera, BS

Institution: VA Puget Sound
Poster Title: Understanding How GBA Mutations Influence Parkinson’s Disease Progression

Sattar Khoshkhoo, MD

Institution: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Poster Title: Somatic Variants Activating Ras-MAPK Signaling Cause a Spectrum of Focal Lesions Associated with Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Hannah Loo, BS

Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Poster Title: Cortical Microglia Heterogeneity in Remyelination and Aging

Jackson Mace, BS

Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Poster Title: Inhibition of Multifunctional MIF Protein Prevents Inflammatory- and Parthanatic- Mediated Neurodegeneration in the Context of Multiple Sclerosis

Georgia Minakaki, MSc, PhD

Institution: Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Poster Title: A Genome-Wide CRISPR Interference Screen Reveals Genetic Modifiers of Lysosomal Glucocerebrosidase Activity

Elissa Ritt, DHSc

Institution: Argenx
Poster Title: Long-Term Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Subcutaneous Efgartigimod PH20 in Patients with Generalized Myasthenia Gravis: Interim Results of the ADAPT-SC+ Study

Farinaz Safavi, MD, PhD

Institution: NIAID, NIH
Poster Title: Experimental Confirmation of PI3KR1 Gene Mutation as a Cause of ALS-Like Syndrome Associated with Primary Immunodeficiency

Styliani Sapantzi, Undergraduate Student 

Institution: Brown University
Poster Title: Activity-Dependent Ectopic Action Potentials in Regular Spiking Neurons of the Mouse Neocortex

Banafsheh Shakibajahromi, MD, MPH

Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Poster Title: Association of Cerebral Blood Flow with Microstructural Injury in Periventricular and Whole Brain White Matter

Yunshuo Tang, MD, PhD

Institution: Washington University in Saint Louis
Poster Title: Estrogen-Induced IL-1β Mediates Retinal Ganglion Cell Loss in Murine Optic Glioma

Sienna Wu, BSA

Institution: UTHealth
Poster Title: The Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Encephalitis

Ce Zhang, PhD

Institution: Yale University School of Medicine
Poster Title: Human Cerebral Organoids with PIDD1 Mutations Implicate AKT-mTOR Pathway Hypoactivity in Lissencephaly

2022 Poster Tour Award Recipients

  • Scott Barbuto, MD, PhD
  • Gregory Day, MD, MSc
  • Lila Faulhaber, BS
  • Emily Ferenczi, BM, BCh, PhD
  • Emma Gootee, BS, MS
  • Hendrik Greve, PhD
  • Sasha Gupta, MD
  • Andrea Harriott, MD, PhD
  • Shunsuke Koga, MD, PhD
  • Myoung-Hwa Lee, PhD
  • Jay Lusk, BSc
  • Abby Olsen, MD, PhD
  • Haydeh Payami, PhD
  • Davut Pehlivan, MD
  • Srikant Rangaraju, MD, MS
  • Anupama Rani, PhD
  • Alessandro Salvalaggio, MD
  • Paul Sampognaro, MD
  • Elizabeth Seng, PhD
  • Selina Yogeshwar, BSc, MSc

2021 Poster Tour Award Recipients

  • Bonnie Breining, PhD
  • Ryan Coburn, MD
  • Michael Glendinning, BA
  • Vivian Ko, BS
  • Hyunyong Koh, MD, PhD
  • Naveen Kondru, DVM, PhD
  • Fatemeh Mohammadpour Touserkani, MD
  • Suzanne Odom, MD
  • Kunal Shroff, BS
  • Melissa Stockbridge, PhD

2020 Poster Award Recipients

  • Marina Buciuc, MD, MS
  • Gabriela Gomez, BS
  • Andrew Kayser, MD, PhD
  • Jun-ichi Kira, MD, PhD
  • Chun Chieh Lin, PhD, MBA
  • Scott Newsome, DO
  • Eric Schoenfeld, BA
  • Cecilia Zivelonghi, MD

2019 Poster Award Winners

Sunday Poster Award Winners
  • Emily Acton, BS
  • Ravi Chopra, BA
  • Lubov Ezerskiy, BA
  • Helen Hwang, MD, PhD
  • Kayla Nygaard, PhD Student
  • Tirth Patel, BS
  • Zachary Rosenthal, BS
  • Anil Wadhwani, PhD
  • Zezhong Ye, PhD
  • Mitsukuni Yoshida, BS
Monday Poster Award Winners
  • Margaret Blattner, MD, PhD
  • Omar Butt, MD, PhD
  • Marc Casale, BS
  • Umber Dube, BSc
  • Yuri Pavlov, MSc
  • Sai Polineni, MPH
  • Deep Pujara, MBBS, MPH
  • Ryan Schubert, MD
  • Stephanie Schultz, BS
  • Michelle Wegscheid, BS

2018 Poster Award Winners

Sunday Poster Award Winners
  • Wyatt Bensken, BS
  • David Coughlin, MD
  • Angela Deutschlander, MD
  • Adam Dickey, MD, PhD
  • Manmeet Kaur, MD
  • Abby Olsen, MD, PhD
  • Luis Paixao, MD, MSc
  • Mikayla Roof
  • Raquel Valdes Angues, PhD, MScGH
  • Taiki Yabumoto, MD
Monday Poster Award Winners
  • Asher Albertson, MD, PhD
  • Ahmed Bahrani, MS
  • Jordan Clay, MD
  • Sophie Duong, MD
  • Jeffrey Ehmsen, MD, PhD, MPH
  • Emily Hokett, BA
  • Carolin Koriath, MD
  • Payam Mohassel, MD
  • Wataru Shiraishi, MD
  • Keenan Walker, PhD

2017 Poster Award Winners

  • Saud Alhusaini, MD, PhD
  • Mona Bahouth, MD
  • Bridgette Billioux, MD
  • Dongming Cai, MD, PhD
  • Louis Dang, MD, PhD
  • Ryan Darby, MD
  • Leah Dickstein, MD
  • Stefanie Geisler, MD
  • Sarosh Irani
  • Sam Kampondeni, MMED
  • Alana Kirby, MD, PhD
  • Eric Landsness, MD, PhD
  • Miranda Lim, MD, PhD
  • Brendan Lucey, MD
  • Erik Musiek, MD, PhD
  • Kalen Petersen, BS
  • Samantha Roman, MD
  • Kyle Rossi, MD
  • Zachary Wallen

2016 Poster Award Winners

Sunday Poster Award Winners
  • Mona Bahouth, MD
  • Ravi Chopra, MD, PhD
  • Francesca Cignarella, PhD
  • Aman Deep, MD             
  • Lauren Heusinkveld       
  • Atulya Iyengar, PhD
  • Peter Kosa, PhD
  • Jennifer Orthmann-Murphy, MD, PhD
  • Kathleen Poston, MD, MS
  • Andrea  Schneider, MD, PhD
Monday Poster Award Winners
  • Christopher Cashman, MD, PhD
  • Justin Chandler, MD
  • Jesse Cohen, MD
  • Sarah Crisp, MB BChir PhD             
  • Benjamin George           
  • Michael Levy, MD, PhD
  • Brendan Lucey, MD
  • Eugenia Martinez-Hernandez, MD, PhD
  • Claudia Santos, Bachelor
  • Nathan Staff, MD, PhD