Deborah Barany, PhD

Deborah Barany, PhD

Deborah Barany, PhD
Deborah Barany, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine


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

Selected Publications

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.
*equal contribution

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.

Grant Support

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

Educational Activities

M1 small group facilitator and Large Group Instructor for M1 Brain & Behavior

Scholarship & Research

Neural mechanisms of goal-directed movement
Motor control
Functional neuroimaging
Non-invasive brain stimulation

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