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Edward G. Freedman, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 273-1892

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Biography

Research

As part of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab (CNL) at the University of Rochester, my research focuses on understanding the neural underpinnings of sensory processing, cognitive control of behavior, and the interactions of motor control and executive functions across the human lifespan. We have ongoing projects in the Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit investigating differences in sensory processing in opioid-exposed neonates, and at the other end of the lifespan, studies using our novel Mobile Brain/Body Imaging techniques to uncover hidden cognitive decline in aging and degenerative disease like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The CNL also has a large group working on understanding sensory perception in children and adults who have a diagnosis of Autism, We have projects on sensory processing in children who have rare lysosomal storage disorders (Rett Syndrome and Batten Disease are example). We also have a project investigating visual attention differences in children and adults who are deaf, and we have a project investigating the impact on executive functions of a combined cocaine addiction and HIV+ serostatus.

Fundamentally, my research interests focus on understanding the brain, how neural mechanisms control behavior and how these functions are altered in developmental disorders, due to environmental exposures, and in aging.

Credentials

Education

1986
BS | Brown University
Biology

1992
MS | Cornell University
Neurobiology

1996
PhD | Univ of Pennsylvania
Neuroscience

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

1997 - 1999
Post-doctoral Fellow, Univ. of Washington, Seattle WA

1996 - 1997
Post-doctoral Fellow, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA.

Awards

2002
NSF CAREER Award

2001
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

1997
Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience, (The Grass Foundation/The Society for Neuroscience).

1997
Saul Winegrad, M.D. Award for outstanding dissertation (Neuroscience) - Biomedical Graduate Studies,
Location: Univ. of Pennsylvania.

1996
Louis B. Flexner Award for outstanding dissertation research - Institute of Neurological Sciences,
Location: Univ. of Pennsylvania

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Publications

Journal Articles

6/7/2021
Chaarani B, Hahn S, Allgaier N, Adise S, Owens MM, Juliano AC, Yuan DK, Loso H, Ivanciu A, Albaugh MD, Dumas J, Mackey S, Laurent J, Ivanova M, Hagler DJ, Cornejo MD, Hatton S, Agrawal A, Aguinaldo L, Ahonen L, Aklin W, Anokhin AP, Arroyo J, Avenevoli S, Babcock D, Bagot K, Baker FC, Banich MT, Barch DM, Bartsch H, Baskin-Sommers A, Bjork JM, Blachman-Demner D, Bloch M, Bogdan R, Bookheimer SY, Breslin F, Brown S, Calabro FJ, Calhoun V, Casey BJ, Chang L, Clark DB, Cloak C, Constable RT, Constable K, Corley R, Cottler LB, Coxe S, Dagher RK, Dale AM, Dapretto M, Delcarmen-Wiggins R, Dick AS, Do EK, Dosenbach NUF, Dowling GJ, Edwards S, Ernst TM, Fair DA, Fan CC, Feczko E, Feldstein-Ewing SW, Florsheim P, Foxe JJ, Freedman EG, Friedman NP, Friedman-Hill S, Fuemmeler BF, Galvan A, Gee DG, Giedd J, Glantz M, Glaser P, Godino J, Gonzalez M, Gonzalez R, Grant S, Gray KM, Haist F, Harms MP, Hawes S, Heath AC, Heeringa S, Heitzeg MM, Hermosillo R, Herting MM, Hettema JM, Hewitt JK, Heyser C, Hoffman E, Howlett K, Huber RS, Huestis MA, Hyde LW, Iacono WG, Infante MA, Irfanoglu O, Isaiah A, Iyengar S, Jacobus J, James R, Jean-Francois B, Jernigan T, Karcher NR, Kaufman A, Kelley B, Kit B, Ksinan A, Kuperman J, Laird AR, Larson C, LeBlanc K, Lessov-Schlagger C, Lever N, Lewis DA, Lisdahl K, Little AR, Lopez M, Luciana M, Luna B, Madden PA, Maes HH, Makowski C, Marshall AT, Mason MJ, Matochik J, McCandliss BD, McGlade E, Montoya I, Morgan G, Morris A, Mulford C, Murray P, Nagel BJ, Neale MC, Neigh G, Nencka A, Noronha A, Nixon SJ, Palmer CE, Pariyadath V, Paulus MP, Pelham WE, Pfefferbaum D, Pierpaoli C, Prescot A, Prouty D, Puttler LI, Rajapaske N, Rapuano KM, Reeves G, Renshaw PF, Riedel MC, Rojas P, de la Rosa M, Rosenberg MD, Ross MJ, Sanchez M, Schirda C, Schloesser D, Schulenberg J, Sher KJ, Sheth C, Shilling PD, Simmons WK, Sowell ER, Speer N, Spittel M, Squeglia LM, Sripada C, Steinberg J, Striley C, Sutherland MT, Tanabe J, Tapert SF, Thompson W, Tomko RL, Uban KA, Vrieze S, Wade NE, Watts R, Weiss S, Wiens BA, Williams OD, Wilbur A, Wing D, Wolff-Hughes D, Yang R, Yurgelun-Todd DA, Zucker RA, Potter A, Garavan HP, . "Baseline brain function in the preadolescents of the ABCD Study." Nature neuroscience.. 2021 Jun 7; Epub 2021 Jun 07.

6/3/2021
Wakim KM, Freedman EG, Molloy CJ, Vieyto N, Cao Z, Foxe JJ. "Assessing combinatorial effects of HIV infection and former cocaine dependence on cognitive control processes: A high-density electrical mapping study of response inhibition." Neuropharmacology.. 2021 Jun 3; :108636. Epub 2021 Jun 03.

1/30/2021
Christensen ZP, Freedman EG, Foxe JJ. "Caffeine exposure in utero is associated with structural brain alterations and deleterious neurocognitive outcomes in 9-10 year old children." Neuropharmacology.. 2021 Jan 30; :108479. Epub 2021 Jan 30.

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