Deborah Barany, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Georgia, 2018 – 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University, 2016 – 2018
PhD, Dynamical Neuroscience, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2016
MA, Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013
BA, Neuroscience; Mathematics, Hamilton College, 2011
Honors / Awards / Achievements
Best poster award, Emory postdoctoral research symposium, 2017
Runner-up, Grad Slam 3-minute research talk competition, UCSB, 2014
Student Travel Award, American Psychological Association, 2013
Senior Prize in Neuroscience, Hamilton College, 2011
Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, 2011
Member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Psi Chi Honor Society, 2011Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2010
Barany, D. A., Revill, K. P., Caliban, A., Vernon, I., Shukla, A., Sathian, K., & Buetefisch, C. M. (2020). Primary motor cortical activity during unimanual movements with increasing demand on precision. Journal of Neurophysiology. doi: 10.1152/jn.00546.2019
Latchoumane, C.V.,* Barany, D.A.,* Karumbaiah, L., & Singh, T. (2020). Neurostimulation and reach-to-grasp function recovery following acquired brain injury: insight from pre-clinical rodent models and human applications. Frontiers in Neurology, 11, 835. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00835.
Barany, D. A., Gómez-Granados, A., Schrayer, M., Cutts, S. A., & Singh, T. (2020). Perceptual decisions about object shape bias visuomotor coordination during rapid interception movements. Journal of Neurophysiology, 123(6):2235-2248. doi: 10.1152/jn.00098.2020
Marneweck, M., Barany, D.A., Santello, M. & Grafton, S.T. (2018). Neural representations of sensorimotor memory- and digit position-based load force adjustments before the onset of dexterous object manipulation. The Journal of Neuroscience, 38(20), 4724-4737.
Barany, D.A., Shapiro, A.D., & Lee, T.G. (2015). Multivariate fMRI approaches to flexible sensorimotor maps in parietal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(34), 11763-11765.
Barany, D.A., Della-Maggiore, V., Viswanathan, S., Cieslak, M., & Grafton, S. T. (2014). Feature interactions enable decoding of sensorimotor transformations for goal-directed movement. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(20), 6860-6873.
Vaughan, J., Barany, D.A., & Rios, T. (2012). The cost of moving with the left hand. Experimental Brain Research, 220(1), 11-22.Vaughan, J., Barany, D.A., Sali, A.W., Jax, S.A., & Rosenbaum, D.A. (2010). Extending Fitts’ Law to three-dimensional obstacle-avoidance movements: Support for the posture-based motion planning model. Experimental Brain Research, 207(1-2), 133-138.
American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018 – 2020
NIH Georgia StrokeNet Fellow for Emory University, 2017
NIH T32 Postdoctoral Training Grant, Translational Research in Neurology, Emory University, 2016
Affiliates Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research, 2014
Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2011-2014
Elihu Root Fellowship for Graduate Study, Hamilton College, 2011
M1 small group facilitator and Large Group Instructor for M1 Brain & Behavior
Scholarship & Research
Neural mechanisms of goal-directed movement
Non-invasive brain stimulation