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Meena Magharious Makary Beshara, Ph.D.

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Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CTPostdoctoral Fellow01/2019Neuroscience
The John B. Pierce Laboratory , New Haven, CTPostdoctoral Associate01/2019Neuroscience
Kyung Hee University , Seoul, South KoreaPh.D.08/2017Neuroscience
Cairo University, Biomedical Engineering Department, Cairo, EgyptM.Sc.09/2013Biomedical Engineering
Cairo University, Biomedical Engineering Department, Cairo, EgyptB.Sc. (Hon)07/2011Biomedical Engineering
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Best Ph.D. Thesis Award
2017
Geographic Finalist for Student Paper Competition
2017
Merit Abstract Award
2015
Best Oral Presentation Award

Overview
Dr. Meena M. Makary is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Cairo University. Currently, he holds a joint appointment as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Research Fellow in the Center of Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined the neuroimaging team to study the underlying causes and risk factors of addictive behavior and to test new treatments for addictive disorders. In 2017, Dr. Makary worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the John B. Pierce Laboratory and as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. He worked on investigating the interrelation between chronic pain and obesity using structural and functional brain imaging. During his time as Ph.D. student, he used real-time fMRI neurofeedback to investigate the brain plasticity after self-regulation of motor brain areas during motor imagery tasks. Dr. Makary is the Career Development and Mentoring Manager for the OHBM student and post-doctorate special interest group. Dr. Makary was honored with the 2017 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award in Engineering among Kyung Hee University graduates. He also received several merit conference paper awards including the Best Oral Presentation Award, ICCMR'15; Merit Abstract Travel Stipend Award, OHBM'17; and Geographic Finalist, IEEE EMBC'17.

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  1. Bielczyk N, Veldsman M, Ando A, Caldinelli C, Makary MM, Nikolaidis A, Scelsi MA, Stefan M, Badhwar A. Establishing online mentorship for early career researchers: Lessons from the Organization for Human Brain Mapping International Mentoring Programme. Eur J Neurosci. 2018 Dec 27. PMID: 30589962.
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  2. Makary MM, Lee J, Lee E, Eun S, Kim J, Jahng GH, Kim K, Youn YS, Lee JH, Park K. Phantom Acupuncture Induces Placebo Credibility and Vicarious Sensations: A Parallel fMRI Study of Low Back Pain Patients. Sci Rep. 2018 01 17; 8(1):930. PMID: 29343693.
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  3. Makary MM, Eun S, Soliman RS, Mohamed AZ, Lee J, Park K. Functional topography of the primary motor cortex during motor execution and motor imagery as revealed by functional MRI. Neuroreport. 2017 Aug 16; 28(12):731-738. PMID: 28617759.
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  4. Makary MM, Eun S, Park K. Greater corticostriatal activation associated with facial motor imagery compared with motor execution: a functional MRI study. Neuroreport. 2017 Jul 05; 28(10):610-617. PMID: 28538517.
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  5. Makary MM, Seulgi E. Self-regulation of primary motor cortex activity with motor imagery induces functional connectivity modulation: A real-time fMRI neurofeedback study. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2017 07; 2017:4147-4150. PMID: 29060810.
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  6. Soliman RS, Lee S, Eun S, Mohamed AZ, Lee J, Lee E, Makary MM, Kathy Lee SM, Lee HJ, Choi WS, Park K. Brain correlates to facial motor imagery and its somatotopy in the primary motor cortex. Neuroreport. 2017 Mar 22; 28(5):285-291. PMID: 28240722.
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  7. Leem J, Park J, Han G, Eun S, Makary MM, Park K, Lee J, Lee S. Evaluating validity of various acupuncture device types: a random sequence clinical trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016 Feb 02; 16:43. PMID: 26833219; PMCID: PMC4736692.
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  8. Alhaddad MJ, Kamel MI, Makary MM, Hargas H, Kadah YM. Spectral subtraction denoising preprocessing block to improve P300-based brain-computer interfacing. Biomed Eng Online. 2014 Apr 04; 13:36. PMID: 24708647; PMCID: PMC3992146.
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Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.