Megan Frankowski, Ph.D.

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Division of Translational Research
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Movement and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

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Dr. Megan Frankowski is a Program Officer in the Division of Translational Research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). She oversees a portfolio of grants and cooperative agreements funded through the trans-NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative®.  Projects within her portfolio are late stage translational efforts focused on advancing implantable neurotechnologies along the development, optimization, and regulatory pipeline through first in human feasibility studies. Prior to joining the NINDS, Dr. Frankowski was a postdoctoral researcher at Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Neurosurgery where her work focused on using neuroimaging techniques including functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion weighted imaging combined with simulated electrical field modeling to understand individual differences in the efficacy of deep brain stimulation for neuropsychiatric disorders. Her doctoral research investigated electrocortical and hemodynamic brain activity during emotional and rewarding scene perception in both healthy participants and nicotine users. Dr. Frankowski received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Emory University in 2005 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology – Affective Neuroscience from the University of Georgia in 2018.