Annual Meeting Travel Awards

Each year the ANA selects the top-ranked abstracts submitted by fellows, residents, and early-career faculty to receive a travel award to attend the Annual Meeting and present their work. The amount of the travel award is based on the number of miles the recipient lives from the location of the Annual Meeting. 

2023 Travel Awardees

Scott Adney, M.D., Ph.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine | Inducible Genetically-Encoded Voltage Indicator for Non-Invasive Functional Analysis of Human Stem Cell-Derived Neurons

Gelareh Ahmadi, MD, PhD, FRACP, Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins | 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose-Positron Emission Tomography Findings in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder and Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody Associated Disease

Defne Amado, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neurology | Improved Survival, Strength, Weight, and Neuroinflammation in a Mouse Model of Sporadic ALS after Novel AAV-Mediated Delivery of RNAi Targeting Atxn2

Asra Askari, MD, University of Michigan | Variability between Patient and Caregiver QUIP-RS Scores before and after Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease

János Barbero, MD/PhD Candidate, The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research | Nicotinamide Riboside Supplementation for Early Parkinson's Disease: Clinical Benefit Correlates with a Distinct Resting State Network

Aaron Barbour, PhD, University of Pennsylvania | Seizures Exacerbate Cognitive Deficits and Excitatory: Inhibitory Imbalance in Alzheimer’s Disease

Pouya Bastani, MD, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine | Feasibility and Usability of a Smartphone Eye-Tracking Application (“Eyephone”) for Self-Recording of Eye Movements in ALS Patients

Ece Bayram, MD, PhD, University of California San Diego | Sex Differences for Clinical Correlates of Lewy Body Pathology, Alzheimer Disease Pathology and Substantia Nigra Neuron Loss in Lewy Body Dementia

Sarika Bharil, BS, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health | Improving Communication Barriers among Patients with Limited English Proficiency and Neurological Illness

Samuele Bonomi, MD, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine | Differential ATN Networks of Cerebrospinal Fluid and Neuroimaging Biomarkers and Their Prediction of Cognition between Self-Reported Black and Non-Hispanic White Individuals

Adomas Bunevicius, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons | Greater Albumin Concentration in Serum May Be Protective against Stroke: The Northern Manhattan Study

Jennie Burns, BS, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Tandem Gait Step-Width Increases More Rapidly In More Severely Affected Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

Jordan Case, Bachelor of Science, Nemours Children's Health | Sex Differences and Microglial Response in a Novel Mouse Model of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hassan Chaudhry, MD, Medical University of Lublin | Statewide Burdens of Parkinson's Disease across the United States between 1990-2019: A Systematic and Comparative Benchmarking Study

Xu-Qiao Chen, Ph.D., University of California San Diego, Department of Neurosciences | Investigating the Impact of γ-Secretase Modulator BPN15606 on a Mouse Model of Down Syndrome

Lorraine Chishimba, MB.ChB, MMED, University Teaching Hospital | Validation of the Modified Rankin Scale for Stroke Clinical Research in Zambia

Ching-Chieh Chou, PhD, Stanford University | Transdifferentiation: A Novel Tool for Disease Modeling and Translational Applications in Alzheimer's Disease

Jesse Cohen, MD, University of Pennsylvania | T1 MRI Reveals Differential Hippocampal Atrophy in Lewy Body Disorders with and without Alzheimer's Copathology

David Coughlin, MD MTR, University of California San Diego | Brain Tau and α-Synuclein Seeding Activity Correlates with Pathological Disease Stage and Precedes Neurofibrillary Tangle and Lewy Body Formation

Annika Daya, MPH, Penn State College of Medicine | Journey from Junior Resident to Senior Resident: Neurology Residents’ Perspective of Meaningful Transformative Experiences

Elif Dogan, MD, Umass Chan Medical School | Loss of Sarm1 Attenuates Functional Deficit Severity and Pathological pTDP-43 and pTau Accumulation in a Murine Repetitive Traumatic Brain Injury Model

Susana Dominguez-Penuela, MD, Johns Hopkins University | Acute Neurological Inflammatory Diseases in Colombia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Center Observational Study

Stephen Fitzsimons, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | Analysis of the Plasma Proteome in Early CADASIL Reveals Dysregulations in Angiogenesis

Virginia Gao, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell and Columbia | Early Changes in α-Synuclein Membrane-Binding in the Central and Enteric Nervous System in Parkinson’s Disease

Francesco Gavazzi, MD PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Gross Motor Function in Pediatric Onset TUBB4A-Related Leukodystrophy: GMFM-88 Performance and Validation of GMFC-MLD Use

George Ghaly, BA, New York Medical College | Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Neurology Workforce: The Pipeline from 2011 to 2022

Alexander Gill, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine | The Innate Immune Regulator Nlrx1 Limits Inflammatory Neurodegeneration in the Visual Pathway in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis

Michael Gilligan, MB BCh BAO, Mayo Clinic | Autoimmune Brainstem Encephalitis: Serological and Clinical Associations, and Predictors of Outcome

Hendrik Greve, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine | ANA Futures: Evaluation of the ANA Junior and Early Career Committee 2022 Longitudinal Mentoring Scheme for Medical Students and Neurology Residents

Michael Guo, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania | Polygenic Burden of Expanded Short Tandem Repeats Promotes Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Sara Heide, BS, New York Medical College | Beyond the Injury: The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction

Katherine Hunzinger, PhD, University of Pennsylvania-Perelman School of Medicine | Associations of Head Injury with Risk of Injurious Falls: Results from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study

Methasit Jaisa-aad, MD, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital | Neuropathological Validation of Monoamine Oxidase-B (MAO-B) as PET Imaging Biomarker of Reactive Astrogliosis in Alzheimer’s Disease

Sung Ji, MD, PhD, University of Washington, Department of Neurology | COVID-19 Disrupts Sleep Architecture by Reducing N3 Stage Sleep

Dan Tong Jia, MD, Northwestern University | Implementation of an Interactive Neuroradiology Curriculum for Neurology Residents: Interim Results

George Kannarkat, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania | Plasma-Derived Alpha-Synuclein Strains Distinguish Parkinson’s Disease from Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Erum Khan, MBBS, B.J.Medical College | Pregnancy Outcomes among Multiple Sclerosis Patients on Disease Modifying Drugs: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Arnav Khera, BS, VA Puget Sound | Understanding How GBA Mutations Influence Parkinson’s Disease Progression

Sattar Khoshkhoo, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital | Somatic Variants Activating Ras-MAPK Signaling Cause a Spectrum of Focal Lesions Associated with Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Alexa King, MD, Northwestern | Patient Knowledge of Epilepsy and Seizure Safety in Lusaka, Zambia

Shaun Kohli, Sc.B, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai | A Structured-Textual Machine Learning Model to Classify Penumbra-Core Mismatch among Patients Presenting with Acute Ischemic Stroke from Large-Vessel Occlusion

Brittany Krzyzanowski, PhD, Barrow Neurological Institute | Cropland Density and Risk of Parkinson Disease in Medicare Beneficiaries

Keng Lam, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center | Barriers to Publishing Scholarship: A Cross-Sectional Study on Physician Residents and Fellows in Neurology

Clare Lambert, MD, Yale New Haven Hospital | Defining the Age of Young Ischemic Stroke Using a Data Driven Approach

Seolah Lee, MD, Department of Neurology, Seoul National University Hospital | Therapeutic Range of Topiramate: A Lower Dose of Topiramate is Enough for an Anti-Seizure Effect & Identification of Mycoplasma Hominis Infection in Neurosurgical Wound by 16S Ribosomal RNA Nanopore Metagenomic Sequencing Study

Elise Lemanski, BS, University of Delaware | Transcriptional Changes in Microglia in a Noninvasive Mouse Model of Neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Yedda Li, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital | Misdiagnosis of Early-Onset Dementia and Dementia-Plus Syndromes & Advanced Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy: Hope for a Vulnerable Cohort

Xiaoyang Li, MD, Mayo Clinic | Hemicord White Matter Enhancement and the Croissant Sign in Spondylotic Myelopathies

Feilin Liu, MD, Mayo Clinic | Poly-GA Pathology Affects Oxidative Stress Response Pathways in an AAV-Based Organotypic Brain Slice Model of C9-ALS/FTD

Hannah Loo, PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania | Cortical Microglia Heterogeneity in Remyelination and Aging

Hannah Lu, BSA, University of Texas Medical Branch | Evidence-Based Implementation of Free Phenytoin and Free Valproate Therapeutic Drug Monitoring to Reduce Costs and Improve Patient Care at the University of Texas Medical Branch & New Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis after Moderna COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination

Jackson Mace, B.S., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine | Inhibition of Multifunctional MIF Protein Prevents Inflammatory- and Parthanatic- Mediated Neurodegeneration in the Context of Multiple Sclerosis

Abhimanyu Mahajan, MD, MHS, Rush University Medical Center | Neuroanatomical Origin of Anxiety in Cervical Dystonia: Are the Basal Ganglia the Culprit?

Georgios Mangioris, MD, Mayo Clinic | Neurological Autoimmunity in Patients with Non-Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumors: Clinical Manifestations and Neural Autoantibody Profiles

Nivethitha Manohar, MPH, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Science Center | Experience and Outcomes of an Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Pilot Program for People with Multiple Sclerosis

Adys Mendizabal, MD, MS, UCLA | Racial and Ethnic Differences in Suicidal Ideation in North American Patients with Huntington’s Disease: Analysis Using the Enroll-HD Dataset

Vanessa Merker, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital | Receipt of Guideline Concordant-Care for Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) in the United States: A National Survey of NF1 Patients and Caregivers

Sebastian Michels, MD, University of California, Irvine | Alternative Polyadenylation in the Pathogenesis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Georgia Minakaki, PhD, Ken and Ruth Davee Department of Neurology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine | A Genome-Wide CRISPR Interference Screen Reveals Genetic Modifiers of Lysosomal Glucocerebrosidase Activity

Kathryn Moss, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine | Schmidt-Lanterman Incisure and Adherens Junction Defects in CMT1A and HNPP Myelin

Sasha Mukhija, MD, Harvard Medical School | Smell Recovery in Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID (PASC) - Drug Repurposing of Baricitinib

Manasa Mula, BS, Drexel University | Effect of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Treatment on Hippocampal Volume in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Peyton Murin, MD, Saint Louis University | Using Unsupervised Machine Learning to Identify Phenotypic Clusters of Small Fiber Neuropathy

Ruth Nelson, BS (2023), Emory University | Age-Dependent Changes in Perineuronal Nets and Associated Parvalbumin Interneurons in the 5xFAD Amyloidosis Mouse Model

Mohamed Noureldein, PhD, University of Michigan | Dysfunction of the Neuroglial Lactate Shuttle in Metabolic Syndrome Contributing to Cognitive and Memory Impairment & Metabolic Syndrome-Associated Microbiota Disrupts Fatty Acid Receptors Leading to Peripheral Neuropathy

Priscilla Opare-Addo, MD, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital | Serum Neuregulin as a Predictive Biomarker of Severity and In-Patient Outcomes among Young Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients in Ghana

Osman Ozel, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital | Unusual CNS Manifestations of COVID-19: A Case Series

Michele Persico, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Elucidating the Retromer-Mediated Neuroprotective Mechanisms in Parkinson’s Disease & Guanidine Hydrazone (2a): A Novel Disease-Modifying Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

Enchao Qiu, M.D. & Ph.D, Jefferson Headache Center | Altered Functional Connectivity of the Thalamus and Salience Network in Patients with Cluster Headache

Aiswarya Raj, MBBS, Aster MIMS | Susceptibility Vessel Sign as a Predictor of Intracranial Large Vessel Occlusion - A Retrospective, Single Centre Study

Keamogetswe Rakolle, BS, St. George's University Keith B. Taylor | From Resident to Chair: Gender Disparities in Child Neurology Pipeline & Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Child Neurology Workforce: Disparities in Child Neurology Residency Programs from 2011 to 2022

Sahily Reyes-Esteves, MD, PhD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | Sex Differences in Treatment Effect in Neuroprotectant Trials for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Alyson Rich, MD, Penn State College of Medicine | Trends of Deep Brain Stimulation Utilization in Parkinson’s Disease: 2002 - 2021

Samantha Roman, MD, Johns Hopkins University Department of Neurology | Botulinum Toxin Could Be Helpful as an Adjunct Therapy in Stiff Person Syndrome

Michela Rosso, MD, University of Pennsylvania | Cardiac Troponin Patterns and Insula Involvement in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Abdurrahman Roussi, BS, Wake Forest School of Medicine | A Rare Case Report of CHANTER Syndrome

Clio Rubinos, MD, MS, University of North Carolina | Current Practice for Continuous EEG Monitoring in the Critically Ill Patient: A Latin American Survey

Styliani Sapantzi, Undergraduate Student, Brown University | Activity-Dependent Ectopic Action Potentials in Regular Spiking Neurons of the Mouse Neocortex

Sunetra Sase, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Therapeutic Suppression of Tubulin alpha 4a Rescues HABC Leukodystrophy in Mice

Nicholas Sasso, MAT, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine | Baroreflex Dysfunction after Neck Irradiation and Chemotherapy for Tonsillar Cancer

Daniel Seog, BA, Northwestern University Feinberg School Medicine | Alterations in Basal Ganglia Connectivity in Individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia

Kajol Shah, B.Sc., Texas A&M University College of Medicine ENMED | Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Post-Stroke Upper Extremity Home Rehabilitation Clinical Trials

Banafsheh Shakibajahromi, MD/MPH, University of Pennsylvania | Association of Cerebral Blood Flow with Microstructural Injury in Periventricular and Whole Brain White Matter

Ting Shen, PhD, Frontotemporal Degeneration Center, Department of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania | Shared and Disparate Transcriptomic Signatures Associated with Cortical Atrophy Change in Genetic Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Degeneration

Naoyuki Shiraishi, MD, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine | Anti-RGMa Antibody Restores the Neuronal Actin Barrier against Disease-Implicated Protein and Prevents Neurodegeneration in an Animal Model of ALS

Anna Shvartsur, MD, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Psychiatry Residency Program | Are Psychotic-Spectrum Disorders with Comorbid Anxiety and Depression Predisposing Factors for Parkinson’s Disease

Kathryn Sine, BS, Department of Neurology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University | Differential Diagnoses for Patients Presenting to a Multi-Disciplinary Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Clinic

Riya Solanky, BS, Drexel University College of Medicine | Actigraphy-Determined Physical Activity in Older Adults with MCI and Sleep Apnea: Correlation with Self-Reported Sleepiness

Bahadar Srichawla, DO, MS, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School | Is Catheter Ablation Associated with Favorable Cognitive Function over Time? An Analysis from the SAGE-AF Observational Cohort Study

Melissa Stockbridge, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine | A Randomized Controlled Trial of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Subacute Aphasia

Dale Tager, MD MBA, Emory University School of Medicine | The Effect of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) on Cognitive, Psychiatric and Quality of Life Outcomes in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Aboud Tahanis, M.D., Center for Neuroregeneration, Houston Methodist Research Institute | Human Astrocyte Lipid Trafficking Dysregulation in Parkinson’s Disease

Daniel Talmasov, MD, Columbia University | Predicting Emotional and Behavioral Complications of Hemorrhagic Stroke

Yunshuo Tang, MD, PhD, Washington University in Saint Louis | Estrogen-Induced IL-1β Mediates Retinal Ganglion Cell Loss in Murine Optic Glioma

Han Tong, MBBS, PhD, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center | Brain Insulin Signaling is Associated with Late-Life Cognitive Decline

Rani Priyanka Vasireddy, MBBS, MHA, University of Kentucky | Work Smarter Not Harder- Improving Overall Efficiency on Stroke Service through Epic Handoff Tool

Nisa Vorasoot, MD, Mayo Clinic | Utility of Protein Microarrays for Detection of Classified & Novel Antibodies in Autoimmune Neurological Disease

Xinyuan Wang, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School | Developing a Scalable HiPSC-Based Model for Characterizing Genetic Modifiers of Synucleinopathies

Katherine Webster, NP, University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Neurology | Community-Driven Brain Health Workshop Series in Historically Marginalized Communities: A Novel Approach to Brain Health Promotion and Education

Elizabeth Xu, Student, University of Pennsylvania | The Natural History of Neurolymphomatosis

John Younce, M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Quantifying the Value of Multimodal MRI in Outcomes Prediction for STN DBS in PD

Ce Zhang, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine | Human Cerebral Organoids with PIDD1 Mutations Implicate AKT-mTOR Pathway Hypoactivity in Lissencephaly

Leah Zuroff, MD, MS, University of Pennsylvania | Misdiagnosis of Atypical Presentations of Multiple Sclerosis: Lessons from the Penn White Matter Disorders Adult Neurogenetics Clinic

2022 Travel Awardees

Laura Adang, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Measurement of Gross Motor Function in Aicardi Goutieres Syndrome (AGS)

Yaman Ahmed, Medical Student, Jordan University of Science and Technology | Gray Matter Alteration in Cancer Survivors After Chemotherapy: An ALE Meta-Analysis of Voxel-Based Morphometry Studies

Huda Alalami, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center | Case Report of an Older Glioblastoma Patient Surviving More Than 12 Years After Treatment with Cilengitide in Addition to Standard Therapy

Rifat Alam, MS, MBBS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Interpersonal Skills in Kindergarten Predict Executive Function in Fifth Grade among Monolingual Latinx Children

Jamal Alanni, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine | Corneal Confocal Microscopy: A Surrogate Marker for Neurodegeneration in Autism

Anusheel, MD, Shanti Gopal Hospital | Relationship Between Cerebrovascular Diseases and Vasculitis: A Cross-Sectional National Inpatient Study

Fahham Asghar, MBBS, The University of Toledo | Cognition in Persons with Epilepsy: Differences Based on Disease Type and Therapy

Maite Azcorra, BS, Northwestern University| Functional Characterization of Genetically Defined Subtypes of Nigrostriatal Dopamine Neurons During Movement and Rewards

Negin Badihian, MD, Mayo Clinic | Outcomes of Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Multiple System Atrophy

Shervin Badihian, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine | Remote Expert Diagnosis by Video-Oculography is More Accurate Than In-Person ED Diagnosis in Acute Vertigo and Dizziness—Preliminary Results of the AVERT Trial

Pankhuri Banerjee, MD, MBBS, University of Texas, Galveston | Testosterone Overtreatment and Intracranial Hypertension in a Young Man

Samantha Banks, MD, Mayo Clinic | Ophthalmologic Involvement in Adults with Histiocytic Disorders: Clinical Presentation and Treatment Outcomes

Aaron Barbour, PhD, University of Pennsylvania | Seizures Enhance Excitatory-Inhibitory Imbalance in 5XFAD Mice and Exacerbate Tau Spread

Sarah Berman, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh | Spinal Cord Ischemia Following Peripheral Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (PVA-ECMO)

Bhagyashri Bhende, MBBS, Albert Einstein Medical Center | All That’s “White Matter Disease” is Not Multiple Sclerosis!

Abhilasha Boruah, BA, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine | Development of a Multicultural Long COVID-19 Neuropsychological Outcomes Protocol

Sunjeet Brar, MD, Aureus University School of Medicine | Bradyphagia as an Enantiopathy to Burning Mouth Syndrome

Alexander Brown, MD, University of Texas | Hepatic Metastasis Seven Years After Resection of Thymoma with Macroscopic Capsular Invasion

Maryellen Campbell, BA, Florida Atlantic University | Utilizing Efgartigimod on Refractive Pembrolizumab-Induced Myasthenia Gravis-Like Syndrome: A Case Report

Arenn Faye Carlos, MD, Mayo Clinic | Tau-PET and Multimodal Imaging in Clinically Atypical Multiple System Atrophy Masquerading as Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Samuel Carrell, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania | Disease-Responsive Gene Therapy for the Treatment of Myotonic Dystrophy

Corina Catiul, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Comparison of Polysomnography with Actigraphy and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index in Assessing Sleep in Parkinson’s Disease

Sidhanth Chandra, BS, Northwestern University | The Effect of Antibiotic-Mediated Gut Microbiome Alteration on Astrocyte Morphology in the APPPS1-21 Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Xu-Qiao Chen, PhD, University of California, San Diego | A Subset of Synaptic Proteins Are Reduced in the Cortex of Down Syndrome Patients Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Implications for Synaptic Dysfunction and Biomarker Development

Yongsheng Chen, PhD, Wayne State University | In Vivo Quantitative MRI To Assess Nerve Pathology In An HNPP Mouse Model

Ruth Chia, PhD, National Institute on Aging/NIH | Extending the Clinical Spectrum of Huntingtin Repeat Expansion Disorders: Frontotemporal Dementia and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Mashina Chomba, MBChb, MMED, University of Zambia | Pathways to Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in Zambia

Jason Chua, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University | Defining the Neuronal Physiology and Pathobiology of WIPI4 in β-Propeller Protein-Associated Neurodegeneration

Peter Clark, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles | Inhibiting Deoxycytidine Kinase Significantly Improves Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Mouse Models

John Cook, BA, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine | Depressed Neurocognitive Function with Comprehensive Neuropsychiatric Evaluation Among Long-Haul COVID Patients

Sromona Das, PhD, University of Pennsylvania | ApolipoproteinA1 Has a Protective Role in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease

Gregory Day, MD, Msc, MSCI, Mayo Clinic | Determining Etiologic Diagnoses in Rapidly Progressive Dementia: A Clinical Study

Chetna Dengri, MBBS, Cleveland Clinic Florida | Miller Fisher Syndrome in the Last Three Decades: A Systematic Review

Zaenab Dhari, MD, Trinity Health of New England and Quinnipiac University Frank Netter School of Medicine | Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) Plasma Level is Reduced in a Clinically Stable Cohort of Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS)

Joseph Dodson, BS, Rush Medical College | Stroke Awareness and Impact of COVID-19 on Lifestyle Factors in the Homeless Population of Chicago

Stephanie Eid, PhD, University of Michigan | The Genome, Epigenome, and Schwann Cell Transcriptome Implicate the Immune System as a Mediator of Neuropathy in Both Patients and Murine Models

Claudia Espinosa-Garcia, PhD, Emory University | Microglial and Hippocampal Transcriptomic Profiling Reveals a Role for Complement C3 in Delayed Neurodegenerative Mechanisms Following Status Epilepticus

Baochan Fan, High School Student, Hamilton High School | Nanoencapsulation of Levodopa and Carbidopa for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

Christopher Favilla, MD, University of Pennsylvania | Validating Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy for Dynamic Cerebral Autoregulation

Emily Ferenczi, BM, BCh, PhD, Harvard University | Properties and Function of a Closed Loop Pallidocortical Circuit

Anita Fletcher, MD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) | B Cell Depleting Therapies and the Risk of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy: Observations from the NIH Natural History Study

Mario Flores-Torres, MD, Harvard University | Association of Long-Term Intake of B Vitamins, Choline, and Betaine with Subjective Cognitive Decline in a Sample of US Women and Men

Julio Furlan, MD, LLB, MBA, MSc, PhD, FRCPC, FAAN, KITE Research Institute, University Health Network; University of Toronto | CPAP Therapy for Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders (SRBDs) Improves Sleep Quality, Daytime Alertness, Fatigue, and Mental Health in People with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Marta Garcia-Montojo, PhD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) | Antibody Response to HML-2 May Be Protective in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Aayushi Garg, MD, University of Iowa | Early Readmissions After Hospitalization for Neurosarcoidosis

Rodolfo Gatto, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurology | Comparative Analysis Between Regional Antemortem [18F] Flortaucipir Uptake and Neuropathologically Determined Tau Burden in Alzheimer’s Disease

Kat Gemperli, BA, Washington University in Saint Louis  | Reverse Translating Dystonia Assessment Following Neonatal Brain Injury Across Species: From Men to Mice

Joseph Geraghty, BS, University of Illinois College of Medicine | Neuropathological Changes in Hippocampal Microglia, Astrocytes, and Neurons in a Mouse Model of Sickle Cell Disease

Shadi Ghourchian, MD, Northwestern University | Associations of TDP43 with VPS35’s Protective Effects in Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

Anshika Goenka, PhD, Northwestern University | Oncogenic Long Non-Coding RNA LINC02283 Enhances PDGF Receptor A Mediated Signaling and Drives Glioblastoma Tumorigenesis

Ezekiel Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center | Bilateral Parsonage Turner Syndrome in a Patient with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Emma Gootee, MS, Johns Hopkins University | Risk of Recurrent Stroke is Increased When Incident Stroke Etiology is Unknown

Hendrik Greve, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine | Ozone Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Disease: An Emerging Role for HMGB1 in the Lung-Brain Axis

Scott Grossman, MD, New York University | Rapid Picture and Number Naming App for Concussion Assessment in a Division 1 Football Cohort

Danielle Guez-Barber, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Male Mice Have Larger Lesions and More Variable Macrophage Response Than Females 3 Days After P10 Hypoxia-Ischemia

Rajesh Gupta, MD, University of Texas, Houston | A Refractory Case of Tolosa Hunt Syndrome Requiring Multiple Infliximab Infusions

Sasha Gupta, MD, University of California, San Francisco | CAR-T Cell Mediated B Cell Depletion in Central Nervous System Autoimmunity

Kapil Gururangan, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | Point-of-Care Electroencephalography Enables Rapid Management of Nonconvulsive Seizures in the Emergency Department

Peter Hadar, MD, MS, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania | The Ictal Relationship Between Structural and Functional Entropy in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Daniel Harrison, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital | Scope of Practice and Self-Efficacy of New Neurology Advance Practice Clinicians: A Prospective Pilot Study

William Hayward, MD, PhD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke | Procedural Motor Learning in Long COVID

Nils Henninger, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School | Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is an Exogenous Trigger for Neurodegeneration in Transgenic Mice Expressing Human C9orf72 Hexanucleotide Repeat Expansions

Hanalise Huff, MD, MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health | Neurologic and Neurocognitive Sequelae Following COVID-19 in Lima, Peru

Chiseko Ikenaga, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University | Efficacy of Rapamycin in a Xenograft Model of Inclusion Body Myositis

Makoto Ishii, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine | Plasma Resistin Levels in the Preclinical Stage of Alzheimer's Disease

Yoonhyuk Jang, MD, Seoul National University Hospital | Nanopore 16S Sequencing Enhances the Detection of Bacterial Meningitis After Neurosurgery

Dan Tong Jia, MD, Northwestern University | Case Report: Challenges and Triumphs in a Case of Chronic Lymphocytic Inflammation with Pontine Perivascular Enhancement Responsive to Steroids

Skyler Kanegi, BA, University of Texas, San Antonio | Transcriptomic Analysis of Dural Plasticity Sex Differences in Sleep Disruption-Induced Migraine

Peter Kang, MD, MSCI, Washington University in Saint Louis | Tissue MR Signal Heterogeneity Follows Disease Severity and Reflects Underlying Ischemia in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease

Deanna Saylor, MD, MHS, Johns Hopkins University | Assessment of the Perceived Benefit and Barriers of a Virtual Neuroscience Course for Practitioners in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Manpreet Kaur, MBBS, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences & Research | Cerebrovascular Diseases and Retinal Artery Occlusion: Hospital-Based Risk Factor Study

Shaweta Khosa, MD, University of California, Los Angeles | CNS Tuberculoma Mimicking Malignancy in a Patient from Africa

Seondeuk Kim, MD, Seoul National University Hospital | Detection of Various Novel Variants in Korean Familial Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Patients

Shunsuke Koga, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic | Multiple Coexisting Pathologies Were Associated with Rapid Cognitive Decline in Dementia with Lewy Bodies: An Autopsy Study of 62 Prospectively Followed Patients

Zimple Kurlawala, MD, PhD, MPH, University of Louisville | Curli-Producing E. coli Enhances the Disease Phenotype in a hSOD1-G93A Mouse Model of ALS

Dimitrios Ladakis, MD, Johns Hopkins University | Mitochondrial Measures in Neuronally-Enriched Extracellular Vesicles Predict Brain and Retinal Atrophy in Multiple Sclerosis

Myoung-Hwa Lee, PhD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Neurovascular Injury with Complement Activation and Inflammation in COVID-19

Victor Lim, BS, Georgia Institute of Technology | Text Topic Modeling Application for Expedited Neurology Meta-Analysis

Jay Lusk, BSc, Duke University | Low Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status is Associated with Increased 30-Day Mortality and Readmission Rates for Patients with Common Neurological Disorders

Cindy Ly, MD, PhD, Washington University in Saint Louis | In Vivo Protein Kinetics of Superoxide Dismutase-1 in Familial and Sporadic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Diana Madrid, MS, Wake Forest University School of Medicine | Lower Extremity Muscle Fat Fraction is Associated with Motor Performance in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2

Jessica Magid-Bernstein, MD, PhD, Yale School of Medicine | Proinflammatory Cytokines within the Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients with Intraventricular Hemorrhage Are Associated with Outcomes

Marina Martinez Sanchez, Medicine, Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Dr Negrin | A Cluster of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in Spain

Cynthia McMahan, BS, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) | Retinal Thickness Correlates with Whole Thalamus and Thalamic Nuclei Volumes in a Cohort with HIV

Adys Mendizabal, MD, MS, University of California, Los Angeles | Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Huntington’s Disease and Sociodemographic Characteristics: Data from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Vanessa Merker, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital | Access to Specialized Neurofibromatosis Clinics in the United States: A National Survey of Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) Patients and Caregivers

Yair Mina, MD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) | A Multi-Institutional Collaboration for Deep Phenotyping of Undiagnosed Neuroinflammatory and Neuroinfectious Diseases

Cassie Mitchell, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology | Multimodal Machine Learning to Identify Risk of Progression in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease

Maria Dominique Mortel, MD, Johns Hopkins University | More Than Meets the Eye: A Closer Look at Demyelinating Diseases in Zambia

Sergio Muñiz-Castrillo, MD, PhD, Stanford University | Genetics of Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis

Cody Nathan, MD, Northwestern University | Pilomotor Seizures Arising from the Ipsilateral Frontal Lobe Confirmed by Stereoelectroencephalography

Mohamed Noureldein, PhD, University of Michigan | Metabolic Syndrome Produces Insulin Resistance in the Brain and Impairs Oligodendrocyte Metabolic Support of Neurons: A Novel Mechanism for Dementia

Aparna Nutakki, BA, Rush Medical College | Sex-Specific Differences in Stroke Epidemiology in Zambia

Daniel Oh, MD, University of Southern California | Trends in Stroke Mortality by Race/Ethnicity and Sex in the U.S. 2000-2019

Derrick Okine, BA, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) | Association Between Cerebral Small Vessel Disease, Blood Brain Barrier Disruption, and Outcome After Stroke

Maya Pandit, MPH, New York Medical College | Race/Ethnicity Disparities Among Migraine Clinical Trials Between 1995-2021: An Assessment of Race/Ethnicity Reporting and Prevalence of Participants Across Race/Ethnicity Categories

Darshan Pandya, MD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) | TDP-43 Regulates Splicing of Human Endogenous Retrovirus-K Envelope Gene: Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Jashank Parwani, MBBS, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College | Understanding the Prognosis of Extreme Delta Brush Pattern in Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

Nicholas Pasternack, MSc, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Identification of a Transcriptionally Distinct ALS Subpopulation with Retrovirally-Mediated Disease

Haydeh Payami, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Uncovering Wide-Spread Dysbiosis at Species-Level Resolution Implicates the Gut Microbiome in Multiple Parkinson Disease Pathologies

Kian Pazira, BA, Vanderbilt University | Eleven-Year Medication Use and Costs from the Deep Brain Stimulation in Early-Stage Parkinson's Disease Pilot Clinical Trial

John Peters, MD, Yale School of Medicine | Experience from the MedNet: Online Neurology Physician Social Network

Ashley Raman, Projected BS, Johns Hopkins University | Prevalence of Stimulus Centered Neglect and Viewer Centered Neglect in Left and Right Hemisphere Stroke Patients

Anupama Rani, PhD, Barrow Neurological Institute | Multifaceted Outcome Benefit of Glibenclamide After Murine Traumatic Brain Injury Across Sex

Nidhi Ravishankar, MD, Norton Childrens Hospital, Department of Pediatric Neurology | Anti-Seizure Prophylaxis in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

Lisa Richey, BA, Johns Hopkins University | Associations of Prior Head Injury with Mild Behavioral Impairment Domain Symptoms

Nicole Rosendale, MD, University of California, San Francisco | Exploring Stroke Risk Factors and Outcomes in Sexual and Gender Minority People

Sara Saez-Atienzar, PhD Genetic Modifiers Determine the Symptom Onset Age Among ALS/FTD Patients Carrying the C9orf72 Repeat Expansion

Nil Saez Calveras, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center | Profiling Tau Pathology in Essential Tremor

Alessandro Salvalaggio, MD, PhD, University of Padova | White Matter Density Predicts Overall Survival in Glioblastoma: A New Connectivity Framework for Brain Tumors

Emily Schorr, MD, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University | Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Biomarkers: Plasma Neurofilament Light Chain and Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Levels are Elevated and Correlated

Hiroaki Sekiya, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic | Distribution of α-Synuclein Oligomers in Brains of Parkinson’s Disease Patients with LRRK2 Mutations

Alberto Serrano-Pozo, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital | APOE is Independently Associated with the Heterogeneity of Cognitive Decline Rate in the Normal Aging-Early Alzheimer’s Disease Continuum

Banafsheh Shakibajahromi, MD, MPH, University of Pennsylvania | Anticoagulation Under-Utilization in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Disproportionately Causes Stroke with Large Vessel Occlusion

Ruchi Shukla, PhD, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences | Blood-CSF-Barrier Permeability in Tuberculous Meningitis and Its Association with Clinical, MRI and Inflammatory Cytokines

Kelly Sloane, MD, University of Pennsylvania | Always Look on the Bright Side: Associations of Optimism with Functional Outcomes After Stroke

Samiksha Srivastava, MD, Wayne State University | Comparing Autoimmunity in Patients with MS and Epilepsy versus MS Patients without Epilepsy

Isha Srivastava, MD, PhD, Stanford University | A Novel Mouse Model of Cerebral Demyelination in X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy Highlights NLRP3 Activation in Lesion Pathogenesis

Rebecca Stafford, BA, Boston University Medical Center | Serial Assessment of Aspects Regions as a Stronger Predictor of Outcomes

Dale Tager, BSc, Emory University | The Effect of Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) on Cognitive, Psychiatric and Quality of Life Outcomes in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Richa Tripathi, MD, West Virginia University | Project Title: Monitoring and Preventing Neuroleptic Use in Parkinsonian Population in an Inpatient Setup - Quality Control Measure

Vesna van Midden, MD, University Medical Centre Ljubljana | Asymmetry of Frontal Sleep Spindle Power in Parkinson's Disease with and without REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Rani Priyanka Vasireddy, MBBS, MHA, University of Kentucky | A Case Series of Children with Choreo-Athetoid Movements Diagnosed with Anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate Receptor Encephalitis

Mary Vo, MD, PharmaD, Weill Cornell Medicine | Adult Onset Niemann-Pick Disease Type C Masquerading as Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Kellen Winden, MD, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital | EGR1 Dysregulation in Neurons with mTOR Hyperactivation

Jens Witsch, MD, University of Pennsylvania | Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Biomarker Titers and Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Selina Yogeshwar, BSc, MSc, Stanford University | Rank Wise Effect of HLA-DQ5 Explains Risk for the Development of Anti-IgLON5 Disease

Takanori Yokota, MD, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Department of Neurology | Blood-Brain-Barrier (BBB) Penetrating DNA/RNA Heteroduplex Oligonucleotide Regulating CNS Genes by Systemic Administration

Zheming Yu, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center | Quantitative Striatal [<sup>123</sup>I] Ioflupane Uptake in Tremor versus Postural Instability and Gait Difficulty Syndrome without Presynaptic Dopaminergic Deficiency

Ifrah Zawar, MD, University of Virginia | Inter-Ictally Negative Drug Resistant Epilepsies: Localization and Characteristics

David Zhao, BS, Johns Hopkins University | Acute Brain Injury Due to Asymmetric Cerebral Desaturation is Time Dependent in Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Monitored by Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Jing Zhou, PhD, University of California, San Francisco | Mechanism Underlying Persistent Behavior Deficits in Mouse Models of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis


There were no travel awards due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ANA2021 was held as a virtual meeting.


There were no travel awards due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ANA2020 was held as a virtual meeting.

2019 Travel Awardees

Emily Acton, B.S., Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania | Prescribing Hormonal Contraceptives to Women on Antiepileptic Drugs: Assessing Compendia Reporting of Drug-Drug Interactions

Luke Adams, B.A., Johns Hopkins University | Dissociable Deficits in Morphosyntactic Production in Post-Stroke Aphasia and Primary Progressive Aphasia

Mohammad Aladwan, Doctorate, University of Massachusetts Lowel | Exosomal Proteome Changes Induced by Human Tau Expression are Modulated by the Presence of the Microtubule-Binding Domain and Alternatively Spliced Exons 2-3 in SH-SY5Y Neuroblastoma Cells

Asher Albertson, MD, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine | Selective Deterioration of Network Connectivity in Aging Mice

Enrique Alvarez, MD/Ph.D., University of Colorado | Cytokine Changes Induced by antiCD20 Infusions: A Comparison of Rituximab versus Ocrelizumab

Konstantinos Avgerinos, MD, MSc, National Institute on Aging |  Medium Chain Triglycerides Induce Ketosis and Improve Cognition in Alzheimer’S Disease. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Human Studies

Maurie Balch, Ph.D., Washington University | A Yeast Model for Investigating αB-Crystallin Function

Christopher Bartley, M.D. / Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) | Ankyrin G Autoantibodies in a Well-Controlled HIV Patient with Steroid-Responsive Meningioencephalitis

Camilo Bermudez, B.S.E., Vanderbilt University | Automated Dentate Nucleus Segmentation and Its Clinical Application in Movement Disorders

Margaret Blattner, MD, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis | Sleep Spindle Activity Correlates with Cognition in Patients with Early Alzheimer Disease

Carmen Boessen, Bachelor of Science, University of Missouri | Charcot Marie Tooth Disease Type 2A with a Novel K1F1B Mutation

Marina Buciuc, MD, MS, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic | Differences between TDP-43 Types in Subjects with Alzheimer's Spectrum Pathology

Omar Butt, MD, Ph.D., Washington University in Saint Louis | Early Network Dysfunction in APOE ε4 Carriers without Biomarker Evidence of Alzheimer’s Disease is Related to Subclinical Tau Changes

Linda Cai, MPH, B.A., University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences | Complex Visual and Tactile Hallucinations: Atypical Presentation of Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Claudia Cantoni, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis - School of Medicine | Protective Effects of Mir-223 in Cuprizone-Induced Demyelination in the Mouse Corpus Callosum

Marc Casale, Bachelor of Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | A Comparison of Simultaneous Scalp and Stereo Electroencephalographic Seizure Recordings

Xu-Qiao Chen, Ph.D., UCSD/Neuroscience | Dysregulation of the Endosomal/Lysosomal Pathway in a Mouse Model of Down Syndrome

Jason Chisholm, MD, University of Kentucky | Correlation of Intracranial Elastance with Venous Sinus Stenosis in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Ravi Chopra, B.A., University of Michigan | Regional Differences in Purkinje Neuron Degeneration Reveal a Region-Specific Dysregulated Ion Channel Module in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1

Gregory Day, MD, MSc, Washington University in St. Louis | Tau PET Imaging in LGI1 Encephalitis

Angela Deutschlander, MD, Mayo Clinic Florida | Microtubule Associated Protein Tau H1 Subhaplotypes and the H2 Haplotype and Their Associations with Clinical Features in Parkinson's Disease

Amar Dhand, MD, DPhil, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School | Social Networks of Retired NFL Football Players and Neuropsychiatric Outcomes

Dhruva Dhavale, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis | Regional Distribution of Fibrillar Alpha-Synuclein, Amyloid-beta and Tau in Lewy Body Dementia

Kalen Dionne, MD, Ph.D., Washington University | Bypassing the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) with Intranasally Delivered Nanoparticles

Umber Dube, B.Sc, Washington University School of Medicine | Brain Circular RNAs are Significantly Associated with Alzheimer Disease

Jeffrey Ehmsen, MD, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine | Gadd45a is a Protective Modifier of Neurogenic Skeletal Muscle Atrophy

Nader El Seblani, MD, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Neurosurgery | Investigating Cell Therapy with Deep Brain Stimulation as an Approach to Alter the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

Colin Ellis, MD, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine  | Genetic Testing in Adults with Epilepsy Reveals a Heterogeneous Landscape and a SuB.S.tantial Diagnostic Yield

Lubov Ezerskiy, B.A., Washington University in St. Louis | An Increase in 4R Tau Levels in Astrocytes Leads to Dysregulation of Function

Giuseppe Faraco, MD, Ph.D., Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute - Weill Cornell Medicine | Dietary Salt Induces Cognitive Impairment by Promoting Tau Pathology

Brandon Farmer, B.S., University of Kentucky | Indirect Calorimetry as a Novel Method to Study APOE’s Role in Cerebral Metabolism and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Salman Farooq, MBB.S., Aga Khan University Hospital | New Oral Anticoagulants versus Warfarin for Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: A Multi-Center, Observational Study

Fabia Filipello,  Ph.D., Washington University | The MS4A Gene Cluster is a Key Modulator of Soluble TREM2 and Alzheimer Disease Risk

Andrew Findlay, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Department of Neurology, Hope Center for Neurological Diseases | Lithium Chloride Corrects Weakness and Myopathology in a Preclinical Model of LGMD1D

Rachel French, Ph.D., Saint Louis University | Detection of TAR DNA-Binding Protein 43 (TDP-43) Oligomers as Initial Intermediates Species during Aggregate Formation

Mehraveh Garjani, MD, Norhwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine | Ceramide Synthesis Pathway Regulates the Sensitivity of Developing C. elegans to Hypoxia

Joel Geerling, MD, Ph.D., University of Iowa | Parabrachial-Cortical Connectivity

Alexander Gill, MD, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania | Heme Oxygenase-1 Promoter (GT)<sub>n</sub> Polymorphism Predicts Risk for Neurocognitive Impairment in HIV-Infected Individuals with Higher-Risk Genotypes in African-Americans

Zachary Grese, B.A., Saint Louis University School of Medicine | The RNA-Binding Domains of TDP-43 are Crucial for Aggregation, Which Can Be Modulated by Specific RNAs

Henrike Grosshans, MS, Department of Neurology, Yale School of Medicine | Primary Melanotic Tumors of the Nervous System

Jorge Jesus Guerra, MD, Washington University School of Medicine Department of Neurology | Longitudinal Changes in Soluble Tau, P-tau and Brain Atrophy Diverge with Disease Progression in Alzheimer Disease

Mallory Hacker, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University Medical Center | A Novel Bedside Tool for Spasticity Referral

Ali Hamedani, MD, MHS, University of Pennsylvania | Self-Reported Vision and Hallucinations in Older Adults: Results from Two Longitudinal Aging Cohort Studies

Ali Hamedani, MD, MHS, University of Pennsylvania | Blindness and Visual Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease: Prevalence and Association with Hip Fracture and Neuropsychiatric Outcomes among U.S. Medicare Beneficiaries

L. Hickman, B.A., Washington University in St. Louis | Anesthetic Regimen Impacts Duration of Post-Ictal Generalized Electroencephalographic Suppression Following Electroconvulsive Therapy-Induced Seizures

L. Hickman, B.A., Washington University in St. Louis | Central-Positive EEG Complexes during Electroconvulsive Therapy-Induced Seizures Exhibit Consistent Temporal Dynamics and Spatial Characteristics

Karin Hochrainer, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medicine | Post-Ischemic Ubiquitination Targets Postsynaptic Kinases in Excitatory Neurons

Bo Hu, Ph.D., Wayne State University School of Medicine | Consequences of Sac3/fig4 Deficiency to Phosphoinositides in Fibroblasts of Patients with CMT4J

Hope Hua, B.S.,University of Miami: Miller School of Medicine | Low Utilization of Anticoagulants among Elderly Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Seen in the Emergency Department

Daniel Huddleston, MD, Emory University | Machine Learning Classification of Parkinson's Disease with Neuromelanin-Sensitive MRI and Clinical Features

Helen Hwang, MD, Ph.D., Washington University | A Single Molecule Assay for Detection and Characterization of Alpha-Synuclein Oligomers

Sarah Irvin, Bachelor of Science, West Virginia University | Acute Diagnosis of Wilson's Disease in a Teenage Patient

Makoto Ishii, MD, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medicine | Hypothalamic Atrophy and Third Ventricular Enlargement in the Preclinical Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease

Monica Javidnia, Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center | Autoimmune Disorders among Parkinson Disease PPMI Subjects

Marina Khodanovich, Ph.D., Tomsk State University | Macromolecular Proton Fraction (MPF) Mapping as a Marker of Recovery Processes in the Model of Ischemic Stroke in Rats

Eva Klinman, MD, Ph.D., Washington University in St Louis | Elevated CDK5 Activity Leads to Dysregulation of Axonal Transport in Neurons

Shunsuke Koga, MD, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic | Clinicopathologic Features and Antemortem Diagnoses of Multiple System Atrophy: Review of 169 Autopsy-Confirmed Patients with MSA

Geraldine Kress, Ph.D., Washington University | Circadian Modulation of Hippocampal Function during Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis

Sara LaHue, MD, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco | Differences in Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Brain Abscesses Due to Nocardia versus Pyogenic Bacteria

Deepti Lall, Ph.D, Center of Neural Science and Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | C9orf72 Deficiency Alters Innate Immune Response and Promotes Amyloid Clearance but Also Induces Synapse Loss

Eric Landsness, MD, Ph.D., Washington University | Local Slow Wave Sleep and Post-Stroke Brain Repair

Erin Langton, MD, Washington University in St. Louis | Safety and Efficacy of Nusinersen in Adult and Adolescent Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A Retrospective Case Series

Tiffany Lee, B.A., Oregon Health and Science University | Multisensory Synchrony in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

Stephanie Liang, B.A., Boston University School of Medicine | SAPS II Scores Underestimate In-Hospital Death in Cardiac Arrest Patients from Drug Overdose: A Single-Institution Retrospective Analysis

Miranda Lim, MD, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, with and without Comorbid Traumatic Brain Injury, Increases the Odds of Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder in Veterans

Miranda Lim, MD, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University | Early Life Sleep Disruption Alters the Balance of Neural Excitation:Inhibition and Impairs Social Behavior in Prairie Voles

Maren Loe, B.S., Washington University in St. Louis | Spatially Widespread Macroperiodic Oscillations Revealed through Bilevel Spectral Analysis of the EEG of Young Children

Johnny Chuieng-Lu, M.D., Washington University in St. Louis | VEGF-A Receptor Inhibitor Impedes Reinnervation at the End Target Muscle after Nerve Injury

Xinguo Lu, Ph.D., Washington University in St Louis | Neurosteroids, GABAA Receptors, and Neuronal Synchrony

Manish Kumar Madasu, Ph.D., Washington University in St Louis | Activation of Kappa Opioid Receptors Potentiates Cold Sensation

Megan Mantica, MD, University of Pittsburgh | Case Series of Checkpoint-Inhibitor Associated Meningoencephalomyelitis and Polyradiculitis

Daniela Mattos, PT, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine | Contralesional White Matter Integrity May Predict Response to Upper Limb Task-Specific Training in Chronic Stroke

Rajarshi Mazumder, MD, MPH, UCLA | Neurophysiological Profiles of Children with Nodding Syndrome and Their Sibling

Erin Meier, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University | Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Measures of Leukoaraiosis in Primary Progressive Aphasia

Daniela Menichella, MD., Ph.D., Northwestern University | Nociceptor Excitability Underlies Axon Loss in Diabetic Neuropathy: A New Disease Modifying Target

Jacqueline Meystedt, B.A. (in progress), Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Spasticity is Associated with Activities of Daily Living Dependency in the Nursing Home Setting

Erik Musiek, MD, Ph.D., Washington Univ. School of Medicine | Chi3l1/YKL-40 is a Modulator of Glial Activation and Amyloid Plaque Deposition in Alzheimer Disease Which is Controlled by the Circadian Clock

Neil Nadkarni, MD, Department of Neurology, McGaw Northwestern Memorial Hospital | Longitudinal Deep-Brain Imaging in Mouse Using Visible-Light Optical Coherence Tomography to Study Ischemic Stroke

Hemanth Nelvagal, MBB.S., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine | Early Spinal Cord Vulnerability in CLN1 Disease

Aaron Noles, MD,University of Maryland Medical Center | Comparing Thrombectomy Outcomes for Acute Stroke amongst Elderly and Younger Patients

Derek Notch, MD, Saint Louis University | Edaravone: Extended Outcomes and Response to Treatment by Phenotype

Kayla Nygaard, Ph.D. student, Washington University School of Medicine | Investigating the Role of Oxytocin in Behavioral Phenotypes of a Complete Deletion Mouse Model of Williams Syndrome

Sangwook Oh, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania | Antigen-Specific B Cell Depletion for Myasthenia Gravis with Chimeric Autoantibody Receptor (CAAR) T Cells

Abby Olsen, MD, Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital | Using Drosophila to Identify Novel Glial Modifiers of Neuronal Alpha-Synuclein Toxicity

Charlene Ong, MD, MPHS, Boston University | Quantitative Pupillometry and Radiographic Midbrain Compression by Cerebral Edema

Sabrina Paganoni, MD, Ph.D., Healey Center for ALS at Mass General/Harvard Medical School | A Platform Trial for ALS: Leveraging Innovative Trial Designs to Accelerate Drug Development

Tirth Patel, B.S., Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Neurology, Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center | Dural Lymphatics Regulate Clearance of Extracellular Tau from the CNS

Urvish Patel, MD, MPH, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | Opioid Epidemic and Headache Disorders

Kristina Patterson, MD, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania | Mechanisms of IgG4 Autoantibodies to Neurofascins in Autoimmune Demyelinating Neuropathies

Yuri Pavlov, MSc, Ural Federal University | Sleep in Patients with Severe Disorders of Consciousness: Behavioral and Physiological Perspective

Yuri Pavlov, MSc, Ural Federal University | Wakefulness Rather Than Sleep Supports Fear Memory Consolidation

Yuri Pavlov, MSc, Ural Federal University | A Comprehensive Approach to the Brain Responses in Minimal Conscious State Patients

Elizabeth Perelstein, MD, Washington University in St. Louis | A Proposed Methodology for Describing Neurology Inpatient Readmissions

Sai Polineni, MPH,  Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine | Evaluating the Influence of Pre-Hospital Characteristics of Traumatic Brain Injury on Race-Ethnic Differences in Mortality

Subrata Pradhan, Ph.D, The University of Texas Medical Branch | Mutant Huntingtin Synchronously Impairs Mitochondrial DNA Repair and Transcription

Deep Pujara, MBB.S., MPH, University of Texas McGovern Medical School | Evaluation of Stroke Care Metrics in Safety Net Hospitals across United States

Akshaya Ramesh, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco | CSF B Cells in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis are Driven towards an Antigen-Experienced, Inflammatory Fate

Supriya Ramesha, M.B.B.S., Emory University | Kv1.3-Positive Brain Macrophages are Distinct Pro-Inflammatory Microglia Involved in Glutamatergic Synaptic Pruning in AD

Srikant Rangaraju, MD MS,Emory University | Quantitative Proteomics of Mouse CSF Identifies Novel Human-Relevant Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology

Tracy Rappai, B.S.c, Washington University in St. Louis | Identifying Factors That Predict Lumbar Puncture Complications and Promote Participation in Longitudinal Research Requiring Serial CSF Sampling

Christopher Ray, MD, Washington University in St. Louis | Cortical Thickness Signature of Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Christopher Rich, B.S.E, Emory University | Stereoelectroencephalography-Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (SEEGgLITT) for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Associated with Encephaloceles

Cory Riecken, MS, University of Missouri | Effects of Stress on Functional Connectivity during Problem Solving

Tina Roostaei, MD, MPH, Columbia University Medical Center | Insights from Gene Expression Profiling of Six Immune Cell-Type-States in Multiple Sclerosis

Sarah Rosen, Ph.D., Washington University | Sexually Dimorphic Immune Responses during West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease

Zachary Rosenthal, B.S., Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine | Local Perturbations in Cortical Excitability Propagate Differentially through Large-Scale Functional Networks

Andrew Sauerbeck, Ph.D., Washington University | AirySynapse—A Simple, Robust Super-Resolution Imaging Technique to Quantify Synaptic Loci

Ryan Schubert, MD, UCSF | Multimodal Investigation of the Etiology for Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Stephanie Schultz, B.S., Washington University School of Medicine | Association between Serum Neurofilament Light and Established White Matter Neuroimaging Markers in Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer Disease

Rishi Sharma, Ph.D., HSTMV Hospital/University of Missouri-School of Medicine |  Melanin Concentrating Hormone Contributes to Gender Differences Observed in Sleep Homeostasis

Shahar Shelly, M.D, Mayo Clinic | Neurochondrin Neurological Autoimmunity

Shannon Sheppard, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins | Cues to Improve Emotional Prosody after Right Frontal Strokes

Yang Shi, Ph.D, Washington University in St.Louis | Overexpression of Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor Markedly Reduces Tau Phosphorylation and Attenuates Tau-Mediated Neurodegeneration via APOE-Mediated Mechanisms

Afsaneh Shirani, MD, Washington University School of Medicine | Radiological Progression on Contrast and Non-Contrast MRI in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: Findings from MS PATHS

Jonathan Sikora, High School Diploma, Johns Hopkins University Department of Neurology |  Patterns of Decline in Spoken Word Recognition and Object Knowledge in Primary Progressive Aphasia

Kelsey Smith, M.D., Mayo Clinic | EEG Pattern in Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

Macy Sprunger, B.S., Washington University in STL | Countering C9ORF72 Dipeptide Repeat Protein Toxicity Implicated in ALS/FTD

Roshan Srinivasan, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago | Role of Serotonin Signaling on Synaptic Plasticity in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Min-Yu Sun, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis | Characteristics of δ-Subunit Containing GABAA IPSCs in Mouse Dentate Granule Neurons

Rawan Tarawneh, MD, Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University | Differences in Hippocampal Brain Connectivity between <i>APOE4</i> Carriers and Non-Carriers among Healthy Older Adults

Loc Thang,  MD, Ph.D., Washington University in Saint Louis | Social Isolation Stress Blunts TRPV1 Activation in Mouse Sensory Neurons

Philip Tipton, MD, Mayo Clinic | Multiple System Atrophy Patients with Hyposmia Do Not Have Increased Olfactory Bulb Synuclein Pathology or Dopaminergic Deficiency Compared to Those without Hyposmia

Adaku Uzo-Okereke, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis - Barnes Jewish Hospital | FDG-PET Hypometabolism Changes after Intracranial Grid and Strip Placement

Anil Wadhwani, Ph.D., Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine | APOE Increases Cell Death and P-Tau Release in Stem-Cell Derived Neurons

Yan Wang, MD, Washington University in St. Louis | Rate of Progression in CT-Defined Edema is Associated with Increased Likelihood of Intervention in Acute Cerebellar Infarction

Michelle Wegscheid, B.S., Washington University School of Medicine | Human iPSC-Derived Cerebral Organoids Establish Mutational Specificity in NF1

Robert White, MD, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine | Functional Networks Effects of Levodopa in Drug-Naïve Parkinson Disease

Andrew Wilson, MD, MS, MBA, Greater Los Angeles VA / UCLA | Examining Medication Adherence in a Multidisciplinary Parkinson’s Disease Clinic

Julie Wisch, Ph.D., Washington University | Sex-Linked Tau Differences Do Not Appear in CSF

Mattia Wruble, B.A., University of Virginia | The Aging Face of Multiple Sclerosis: A Comparative Analysis of Young-Onset versus Late-Onset Multiple Sclerosis

Biao Xiang, M.S., Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis | Evaluation of Myelin Damage in Multiple Sclerosis with SMART MRI

Alexander Yahanda, MS, Washington University School of Medicine | Impact of 2D versus 3D Image Distortion Correction on Stereotactic Surgical Navigation Auto-Merge Image Fusion Reliability for Images Acquired with a Movable Intraoperative MRI

Shaul Yahil, B.S., B.A., Washington University in St. Louis | Altered Hippocampal LTP and Cognitive Dysfunction in Developmental Delay, Epilepsy, and Neonatal Diabetes (DEND)

Tritia Yamasaki, MD Ph.D., University of Kentucky | Red Blood Cell-Derived alpha-Synuclein Aggregationin Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple System Atrophy

Chengran Yang, MS, Washington University in St. Louis | Discovery of Biomarkers and Identification of Protein QTLs for Alzheimer’s Disease

Zezhong Ye, Ph.D., Department of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine | Diffusion Histology Imaging to Improves Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Detection and Classification

Mitsukuni Yoshida, B.S., Washington University in St.Louis | Extracellular Vesicle-Mediated Systemic Delivery of eNAMPT Delays Aging and Extends Lifespan through the Enhancement of Hypothalamic Function

John Younce, M.D., Washington University in St Louis | Multimodal PET and fcMRI Reveals Regional Modulation by STN DB.S. Correlating to Motor Outcomes