Dr. Jordan Nechvatal is a postdoctoral fellow at the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the Palo Alto, CA Campus of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (CA WRIISC) and Stanford University School of Medicine department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University and his BS in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Michigan.

Using a multi-modal neuroimaging approach, Dr. Nechvatal?s research focuses on understanding the structural and functional neurobiology of stress coping. Coping appears to counteract the deleterious effects of stress and is thought to induce long-lasting neuroadaptations in corticolimbic brain systems. Through his research, Dr. Nechvatal aims to provide mechanistic insights for the development of diagnostic tools and therapeutics that mimic or enhance stress coping and recovery.

Honors & Awards

  • CA War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) Advanced Neuroimaging Post-Doctoral Fellow, Veterans Affairs and Stanford Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2013-2015)
  • NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) Pre-Doctoral Fellow, NIH (2011-2013)
  • International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP) NIH Travel Award, ISDP (2011)
  • Neurobiology of Stress Workshop Travel Trainee Award, NSW (2010)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow, NSF (2008-2011)
  • RIKEN Brain Sci. Inst. (Tokyo, Japan) Travel Award - Foundations of Brain Function/Dysfunction, RIKEN (2008)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, NEURS-PHD (2014)
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan Flint, Molecular Biology (2005)

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