Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Gina Kuperberg is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and Dennett Stibel Professor in Cognitive Science in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Cognitive Science at Tufts University, Boston. She is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Principal Investigator in the Psychiatry Neuroscience Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Her research program aims to understand the neurocognitive mechanisms by which the human brain builds meaning from language, and how these mechanisms break down in neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia.
Dr. Kuperberg's Lab is situated across in both the Department of Psychology at Tufts and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Lab uses multimodal neuroimaging methods –– event-related potentials (ERPs), functional MRI (fMRI) and magneto-encephalography (MEG) –– to probe both the spatial and temporal dimensions of cognition in the brain. Her research program is funded by an RO1 from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as well as awards from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and the Sidney Baer Trust. She, her students, postdocs and collaborators publish in a wide range of journals of Cognitive Neuroscience, Psycholinguistics, Experimental Psychology, Neuroimaging and Psychiatry.
Dr. Kuperberg has served as a standing member for the Language and Communication Study Section for the National Institute of Health, and as a committee representative for Language for the Cognitive Neuroscience society. Her research accomplishments have been recognized by several awards, including the A.E. Bennett Research Award from the Society for Biological Psychiatry, the Joseph Zubin Award for Significant Contributions to Research in Psychopathology, and an Award from Brain Research for their most highly cited article, for her review of the architecture of the language system: Neural Mechanisms of Language Comprehension: Challenges to Syntax.
Dr. Kuperberg earned her MD at St. Bartholomew's Medical School, London, and her PhD in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Kings College, University of London. She completed an internship at St. Bartholomew's Hospital and residency training in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, London. In 1998, she came to Boston where she completed research fellowships in Neuroimaging and Cognitive Electrophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Tufts University, working with David Caplan, Anders Dale and Phil Holcomb.