Our BPD Researchers

Since 2011, eleven borderline personality disorder (BPD) researchers have each been awarded a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Young Investigator Grant of up to $70,000. Eight of these awards were made possible by funding from Families for Borderline Personality Disorder Research.

The BBRF Young Investigator Grant is a prestigious award that greatly enhances the researcher’s career path and access to additional funding, potentially leading to as much as 11 to 19 times the original amount of the grant.

Brad Reich, M.D.

McLean Hospital/Harvard University
2012 – 2014

Neurobiological distinction between BPD and bipolar disorder

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Ed Selby, Ph.D.

Rutgers University
2012 – 2014

Emotion dysregulation and self-damaging behaviors

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Kate Saunders, B.M.

University of Oxford
2013 – 2015

Social cooperation after treatment for BPD

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Brad Reich, M.D.

McLean Hospital/Harvard University
2012 – 2014

Neurobiological distinction between BPD and bipolar disorder

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Ed Selby, Ph.D.

Rutgers University
2012 – 2014

Emotion dysregulation and self-damaging behaviors

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Kate Saunders, B.M.

University of Oxford
2013 – 2015

Social cooperation after treatment for BPD

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Sarah K. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Yale University
2014 – 2016

Social learning in BPD

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Sarah K. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Yale University
2014 – 2016

Social learning in BPD

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Anthony Ruocco, Ph.D.

University of Toronto
2014 – 2016

Magnetic seizure therapy as a new treatment for suicidality in BPD

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Emily Ansell, Ph.D.

Syracuse University
2015 – 2017

Pharmacotherapy to reduce impulsivity and suicidal behavior

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Anthony Ruocco, Ph.D.

University of Toronto
2014 – 2016

Magnetic seizure therapy as a new treatment for suicidality in BPD

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Emily Ansell, Ph.D.

Syracuse University
2015 – 2017

Pharmacotherapy to reduce impulsivity and suicidal behavior

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Vanessa Nieratschker, Ph.D.

University of Tübingen
2015 – 2016

DBT treatment and epigenetic effects

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Hyun-Jae Pi, Ph.D.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2016 – 2018

Neuronal circuits underlying impulsivity

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Keith Bush, Ph.D.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2017 – 2019

Emotion regulation and measures to prognose regulation ability

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Chui-De Chiu, Ph.D.

Chinese University of Hong Kong
2018 – 2020

Self-representation in BPD

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Sandra Sanchez Roige

Sandra Sanchez-Roige, Ph.D.

University of California, San Diego
2019 – 2020

A genetic study of impulsive behavior

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Vanessa Nieratschker, Ph.D.

University of Tübingen
2015 – 2016

DBT treatment and epigenetic effects

Learn more about Vanessa

Hyun-Jae Pi, Ph.D.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2016 – 2018

Neuronal circuits underlying impulsivity

Learn more about Hyun-Jae

Keith Bush, Ph.D.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2017 – 2019

Emotion regulation and measures to prognose regulation ability

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Chui-De Chiu, Ph.D.

Chinese University of Hong Kong
2018 – 2020

Self-representation in BPD

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Sandra Sanchez Roige

Sandra Sanchez-Roige, Ph.D.

University of California, San Diego
2019 – 2020

A genetic study of impulsive behavior

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