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Bengi Baran, Ph.D.

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Harvard Medical School, Division of Sleep Medicine, BostonPost Doctoral Research Training07/2017Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology
University of Massachusetts Amherst, AmherstPhD05/2014Psychological and Brain Sciences
2018 - 2023
K01 Mentored Research Scientist Award
2015 - 2017
T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship
2014 - 2015
Fund for Medical Discovery Clinical Fellowship Award
2013 - 2014
Dissertation Research Award


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  1. K01MH114012 (BARAN, BENGI) Apr 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2023
    The Role of Thalamic Circuitry Dysfunction in Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia:Wake and Sleep
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Mylonas D, Tocci C, Coon WG, Baran B, Kohnke EJ, Zhu L, Vangel MG, Stickgold R, Manoach DS. Naps reliably estimate nocturnal sleep spindle density in health and schizophrenia. J Sleep Res. 2019 Dec 20; e12968. PMID: 31860157.
  2. Baran B, Karahanoglu FI, Mylonas D, Demanuele C, Vangel M, Stickgold R, Anticevic A, Manoach DS. Increased Thalamocortical Connectivity in Schizophrenia Correlates With Sleep Spindle Deficits: Evidence for a Common Pathophysiology. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2019 08; 4(8):706-714. PMID: 31262708.
  3. Karahanoglu FI, Baran B, Nguyen QTH, Meskaldji DE, Yendiki A, Vangel M, Santangelo SL, Manoach DS. Diffusion-weighted imaging evidence of altered white matter development from late childhood to early adulthood in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Neuroimage Clin. 2018; 19:840-847. PMID: 29946509.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Baran B, Correll D, Vuper TC, Morgan A, Durrant SJ, Manoach DS, Stickgold R. Spared and impaired sleep-dependent memory consolidation in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2018 09; 199:83-89. PMID: 29706447.
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  5. Demanuele C, Bartsch U, Baran B, Khan S, Vangel MG, Cox R, Hämäläinen M, Jones MW, Stickgold R, Manoach DS. Coordination of Slow Waves With Sleep Spindles Predicts Sleep-Dependent Memory Consolidation in Schizophrenia. Sleep. 2017 Jan 01; 40(1). PMID: 28364465.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Baran B, Karahanoglu FI, Agam Y, Mantonakis L, Manoach DS. Failure to mobilize cognitive control for challenging tasks correlates with symptom severity in schizophrenia. Neuroimage Clin. 2016; 12:887-893. PMID: 27872811.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Demanuele C, Bartsch U, Baran B, Khan S, Vangel MG, Cox R, Hämäläinen M, Jones MW, Stickgold R, Manoach DS. Coordination of Slow Waves with Sleep Spindles Predicts Sleep-Dependent Memory Consolidation in Schizophrenia. Sleep. 2016 Sep 09. PMID: 27634797.
  8. Jones BJ, Schultz KS, Adams S, Baran B, Spencer RMC. Emotional bias of sleep-dependent processing shifts from negative to positive with aging. Neurobiol Aging. 2016 09; 45:178-189. PMID: 27459938.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Tükel R, Alkas E, Gürvit H, Aslantas Ertekin B, Ertekin E, Baran B, Akça Kalem S, Saruhan Direskeneli G. Serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism is associated with executive function impairments in patients with obsessive compulsive disorder. Clin Neuropsychol. 2016 05; 30(4):536-46. PMID: 26986829.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Ormeci A, Emrence Z, Baran B, Gokturk S, Soyer OM, Evirgen S, Akyuz F, Karaca C, Besisik F, Kaymakoglu S, Ustek D, Demir K. Effect of cytochrome P450 2C19 polymorphisms on the Helicobacter pylori eradication rate following two-week triple therapy with pantoprazole or rabeprazole. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2016 Mar; 20(5):879-85. PMID: 27010145.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  11. Baran B, Mantua J, Spencer RM. Age-related Changes in the Sleep-dependent Reorganization of Declarative Memories. J Cogn Neurosci. 2016 06; 28(6):792-802. PMID: 26918588.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Mantua J, Baran B, Spencer RM. Sleep benefits consolidation of visuo-motor adaptation learning in older adults. Exp Brain Res. 2016 Feb; 234(2):587-95. PMID: 26563162.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Sonni A, Kurdziel LB, Baran B, Spencer RM. The effects of sleep dysfunction on cognition, affect, and quality of life in individuals with cerebellar ataxia. J Clin Sleep Med. 2014 May 15; 10(5):535-43. PMID: 24812539.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Baran B, Daniels D, Spencer RM. Sleep-dependent consolidation of value-based learning. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e75326. PMID: 24130703.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Tükel R, Gürvit H, Öztürk N, Özata B, Ertekin BA, Ertekin E, Baran B, Kalem SA, Büyükgök D, Direskeneli GS. COMT Val158Met polymorphism and executive functions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013; 25(3):214-21. PMID: 23774999.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Tükel R, Gürvit H, Ozata B, Oztürk N, Ertekin BA, Ertekin E, Baran B, Kalem SA, Büyükgök D, Direskeneli GS. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene Val66Met polymorphism and cognitive function in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2012 Oct; 159B(7):850-8. PMID: 22911909.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Baran B, Pace-Schott EF, Ericson C, Spencer RM. Processing of emotional reactivity and emotional memory over sleep. J Neurosci. 2012 Jan 18; 32(3):1035-42. PMID: 22262901.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Wilson JK, Baran B, Pace-Schott EF, Ivry RB, Spencer RM. Sleep modulates word-pair learning but not motor sequence learning in healthy older adults. Neurobiol Aging. 2012 May; 33(5):991-1000. PMID: 22244090.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Ready RE, Baran B, Chaudhry M, Schatz K, Gordon J, Spencer RM. Apolipoprotein E-e4, processing speed, and white matter volume in a genetically enriched sample of midlife adults. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2011 Sep; 26(6):463-8. PMID: 21937476.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  20. Tükel R, Gürvit H, Ertekin BA, Oflaz S, Ertekin E, Baran B, Kalem SA, Kandemir PE, Ozdemiroglu FA, Atalay F. Neuropsychological function in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Compr Psychiatry. 2012 Feb; 53(2):167-75. PMID: 21550029.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Baran B, Wilson J, Spencer RM. REM-dependent repair of competitive memory suppression. Exp Brain Res. 2010 Jun; 203(2):471-7. PMID: 20401652.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Baran B, Tekcan AI, Gürvit H, Boduroglu A. Episodic memory and metamemory in Parkinson's disease patients. Neuropsychology. 2009 Nov; 23(6):736-45. PMID: 19899832.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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