The CNC is thrilled to congratulate Anna Jafarpour, postdoctoral fellow with CNC faculty member Beth Buffalo, on receiving a BRAIN Initiative Pathway to Independence K99/R00 Award. The award will fund Anna as she completes her postdoctoral work and begins the transition to an independent faculty position. She is a part of the first class of researchers awarded BRAIN Initiative-specific K99 awards.

Anna completed her PhD at the University College London in 2014. In her postdoctoral role with the Buffalo lab, she has studied the neural circuits involved with perception and memory of naturalistic flow of events. With her K99 award, Anna will work with patients with hippocampal lesions, using direct EEG recordings from the brain, advanced analytical techniques, computational modeling, and behavioral data to determine the neural dynamics for efficient encoding of sequences of events that predict successful memory formation