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Summer Staff Changes in the Napadow Lab

July 19, 2022

It's that time of year again! Each summer the Napadow Lab undergoes staff changes as undergradaute programs end and graduate programs begin. First, we said goodbye to Dr. Kyungsan Han, a postdoctoral research fellow who helped tremedously with our gut-brain research. She is heading back to her home institution, the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM, Republic of Korea), to work as a research scientist. Additionally, Maya Barton Zuckerman left the Napadow Lab this summer to begin her PhD at Northeastern. Maya started with the lab as an intern in 2018 and joined...

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Pack It Up, Pack It In: The Napadow Lab Has Moved!

April 15, 2022

After many months of construction, permits, packing, and unpacking we are happy to share that the Napadow Lab is settled in at our new home at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital! This move comes after Dr. Napadow became the Director of the Scott Schoen and Nancy Adams Discovery Center for Recovery from Chronic Pain at SRH. The Napadow Lab is so grateful for everyone at SRH who helped with construction, the physical move, and the adjustments that come with working in a new place. The offices still need some finishing touches, but lab members have been enjoying new desks,...

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A Napadow Lab Halloween!

October 31, 2021
Happy Halloween! Some lab members braved the chilly weather for a Halloween party in the Navy Yard on Friday. There were sweet treats and, of course, costumes! Here's to a great rest of the Fall, and hopoefully some more excuses for warm apple cider!  
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The Napadow Lab at Fan Expo

September 13, 2021

Fan Expo Boston is a three-day convention for comic books, film, television, cosplay, video games, and more. This year, the Napadow Lab was invited to opearte a booth representing Mass General Brigham research, with collaborators in Dr. Paolo Bonato’s lab at Spaulding Rehab Hospital. Members of our team gave demonstrations of some of our lab equipment and talked about our research, and Roberta and Ale dressed for the occasion! Our group had so much fun, and we hope to return next year. 

The Napadow Lab has a new home

September 1, 2021

As of today, September 1st, 2021, all Napadow Lab members are officially employees of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital! This follows Vitaly's appointment as Director of Spaulding's Scott Schoen and Nancy Adams Discovery Center for Recovery from Chronic Pain, an accomplishment we are all so proud of. Lab responsibilities will remain largely the same, but we are in the process of physically moving to Spaulding, and hope to be settled there by Spring 2022.  The Napadow Lab is excited to start on this new adventure and continue researching on behalf of those living...

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Andy & Ali join Napadow Lab as RAs

August 9, 2021

This summer, the Napadow Lab welcomes two members of the Class of 2021 as full-time research assistants! Andy Bolender graduated from Bowdoin College with majors in Biochemistry and Government and Legal Studies. His scientific background is genetic and molecular biology, and he will be working on the Napadow Lab's investigation of brain activity and gastrointestinal physiology. Ali Goldstein graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Neuroscience. Her undergraduate research focussed on epigenetics and pediatirc neuroimaging, and here she will be working on the...

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Vitaly discusses the Patient-Clinician relationship on Qiological Podcast

May 25, 2021

On episode 201 of the Qiological podcast, Michael Max hosted Vitaly Napadow as the featured guest to discuss acupuncture, neuroimaging, and the importance of the relationship between a clinician and the patient. The discussion dives into aspects of these topics that range from observations of psychosocial analgesia all the way to how we assess concordance between brain signals recorded from two people! Give a listen ...

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Napadow lab pipeline to BU graduate schools strengthens

April 20, 2021

This september Mack and Harris will both be starting graduate studies in the Boston University Biomedical Engineering PhD Program! They follow closely on the heels of Kylie Isenburg, who transitioned from the Napadow lab to the BU Graduate Program in Neuroscience last fall. If this pattern continues to follow an exponential distribution, we can expect to have 512 lab members starting at BU in the fall of 2030. However, if this trend is linear, we should expect only 11. 

Limitations: this model includes only a small sample (N=3) and should be interpreted with caution....

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Sarasa joins Napadow Lab as a new post-doc

March 25, 2021
Sarasa Tohyama migrated south from Canada to Boston early this spring to join the Napadow Lab after completing her PhD at the University of Toronto. We're glad to have her expertise in DTI and neuropathic pain as she contributes to our project that combinds mindfulness and neuromodulation. We look forward to her continued growth in the Pain NeuroImaging field! 

Hyperscanning study featured in Martinos Center Research Updates

March 15, 2021

The Martinos Center recently published a short news article giving a brief synposis of our fMRI Hyperscanning study investigating the patient-clinician interaction. This piece includes commentary from Vitaly and Dan-Mikael Ellingsen, a former post-doc of the Napadow Lab. For a more in depth view of this research, see our recent research article published in Scientific Advances last October. ...

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