Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Dennett Stibel Professor in Cognitive Science, Department of Psychology, Tufts University
Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Gina R Kuperberg, MD PhD, is the Dennett Stibel Professor of Cognitive Science at Tufts University. She is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Principal Investigator in the Psychiatry Neuroscience Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research program uses multimodal neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, MEG and EEG evoked responses, oscillatory activity, and Representational Similarity Analysis), neuropsychological testing and computational modeling to understand when, where and how the human brain builds meaning from language, and how these mechanisms break down in neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.

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 her residency training in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, in London. After moving to Boston, she completed Research Fellowships in Neuroimaging and Cognitive Electrophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts University.

She plays an international leadership role in both the Neurobiology of Language and the Neuropsychiatry research communities. She has served as a representative for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and on Board of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language. She served as an advisor to the National Institute of Mental Health on their Research Domain Criteria Initiative, and is a founding member of a newly-established Diverse International Scientific Consortium for Research in Thought, Language and Communication in Psychosis (DISCOURSE). She has also served on several study sections to review grants in both Language and Communication and Psychopathology for the National Institutes of Health.

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’s research program is funded by R01 grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as awards from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation.


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