Natalie Trzcinski

Natalie Trzcinski, Ph.D.

Health Program Specialist

Dr. Natalie Trzcinski joined the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Division of Translational Research (DTR) in 2017 and serves as a Health Program Specialist supporting the Small Business and Blueprint Neurotheraputics Network (BPN) programs. She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, where she researched mechanisms of electrocommunication and electroreception in weakly electric fish. She obtained her PhD in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, studying neural mechanisms of somatosensory selective attention and experience dependent plasticity at the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute under the direction of Drs. Steven Hsiao and Charles Edward Connor. This research was supported by a F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from NINDS. She then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Systems Research at University of Maryland (UMD), where she developed neurophysiology methods for extracellular chronic recording in auditory cortices and studied neural mechanisms of auditory attention and plasticity. Her postdoctoral fellowship was awarded by the Center for the Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at UMD and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Throughout her career, she has worked on interdisciplinary topics and groups, collaborating on projects with computer scientists, medical doctors, engineers, and biologists.