Napadow Lab News Posts

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!  
Mike and Alessandra talking science with an attendee

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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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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Vitaly Napadow promoted to full Professor at Harvard Medical School

March 12, 2021

Vitaly Napadow has been promoted to Full Professor of Radiology by Harvard Medical School! For anyone who knows Vitaly, it's unsurprising that he meets an impressive achievement with humility, responding that "this is an honor I'll share with all of those currently in my Lab and former Lab members. Science is a team sport, and it's been a privilege working with you all." The entire lab is incredibly proud, but this sentiment is most aptly expressed by his trusty sidekick: Bobiq.