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Dr. Haleh Karbasforoushan received her Master’s in Computer Science and Brain Modeling at University of Southern California. She then worked at UCLA and Vanderbilt University for a few years, studying brain morphological and functional changes in patients with Schizophrenia and children with Autism, using brain imaging methods. She then joined Northwestern University for her PhD studies in Neuroscience with a specialization in movement disorders. Her PhD research, funded by a NIH NRSA grant, used brain and spinal cord structural and functional MRI to investigate altered sensorimotor pathways involved in hand impairment post stroke. Dr. Karbasforoushan's research in stroke and psychiatric disorders have been published in journals such as Nature Communications and American Journal of Psychiatry. She currently is a post-doctoral research fellow at Stanford University and at VA Palo Alto. Her postdoctoral research, funded by a VA Polytrauma Advanced Fellowship, uses MRI and TMS techniques to investigate how brain stimulation can modulate brain functional activity and connectivity in treatment of traumatic brain injury and fibromyalgia.