Our BPD Researchers

Since 2011, 13 borderline personality disorder (BPD) researchers have each been awarded a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Young Investigator Grant of up to $70,000. Eleven 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 research funding from government and private sources.

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, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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.

Pennsylvania State 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.

Pennsylvania State 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.

Brandeis University
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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Christian Ebbesen, Ph.D.

Christian Ebbesen, Ph.D.

New York University
2020 – 2022

Oxytocin and social behavior

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Takashi Sato, Ph.D.

Takashi Sato, Ph.D.

Medical University of South Carolina
2020 – 2022

Prelimbic cortex of the brain and impulsive action

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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.

Brandeis University
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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Christian Ebbesen, Ph.D.

Christian Ebbesen, Ph.D.

New York University
2020 – 2022

Oxytocin and social behavior

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Takashi Sato, Ph.D.

Takashi Sato, Ph.D.

Medical University of South Carolina
2020 – 2022

Prelimbic cortex of the brain and impulsive action

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