Stony Brook University
NIH, NSF, DoD
Lilianne Mujica-Parodi of Stony Brook University works at the intersection of theoretical physics and medicine. Using neural imaging, she is trying to better understand the human brain and the dynamics of neural response that make some people respond one way and others differently to stress and emotion. Specifically, she wants to know why people get neurologic and psychiatric illnesses and to be able to predict how people will respond to different situations in order to identify risk factors, develop better treatments, and even be able to identify the ideal Navy SEAL candidate before that person ever goes through basic training. Dr. Mujica-Parodi’s work is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation.