Megan Frankowski, Ph.D.

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Program Director
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Division of Translational Research
Cluster, Section, or Program
Translational Neural Devices (TND)
Areas of Interest

Translational Neural Devices, BRAIN Initiative, HEAL Initiative, Movement and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

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Dr. Megan Frankowski is a Program Director in the Division of Translational Research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Megan is also a team lead for the Neuromodulation and Recording Technologies Team in the trans-NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative. In her role as Program Director, she oversees a portfolio of grants and cooperative agreements funded through the BRAIN-Initiative. Projects within her portfolio are late-stage translational efforts focused on advancing implantable neurostimulation and recording technologies for use in neuropsychiatric disorders and movement disorders. Prior to joining NINDS, Megan received a Bachelors in psychology from Emory University, a PhD in affective neuroscience from the University of Georgia, and post-doctoral training from Baylor College of Medicine. Her prior work focused on investigating brain circuitry mediating normal and abnormal mood states using neuroimaging methods (fMRI, DTI, EEG) and deep brain stimulation.