Facebook pixel
Go to home page

Doctoral Student Studying Multiple Sclerosis Earns NIH Fellowship

Mark Zuppichini with his presentation

UTD Today

Stephen Fontenot


Mark Zuppichini, a doctoral student at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship, a two-year $82,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant supports Zuppichini's research into how connectivity changes in the brains of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) affect cognitive function, and provides him with experience in independent research. Zuppichini, who in the cognition and neuroscience PhD program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, will use functional MRI techniques to measure neuronal, glial and vascular activity in the brain of study participants while completing cognitive tasks. The fellowship will allow him to conduct dissertation research and receive mentored research training.Read full story on UTD Today

Share this article


Center for BrainHealth Researchers Develop New Technology for Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis and Treatment

Collaboration between the Center for BrainHealth and UT Southwestern produces a new approach to Multiple Sclerosis diagnostics.