Emeritus Faculty

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Scientist: Ana Solodkin, Ph.D

Dr. Ana Solodkin

Associate Professor:

Anatomy & Neurobiology

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Research Focus

Working to understand: brain network changes as consequence of neurological damage and disease progression.

Scientific Focus:
1) Hand motor recovery after stroke with experimental therapies.
2) Development of MRI biomarkers for detection of disease progression in spinocerebellar ataxias.
3) Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease with DTI.


Selected Publications

Baram, T.Z., E.P. Davis, A. Obenaus, C.A. Sandman, S.L. Small, A. Solodkin and H. Stern:
Fragmentation and unpredictability of early-life experience in mental disorders. The American Journal of Psychiatry 169 (2012) 907-915.

Muftuler, L.T., E.P. Davis, C. Buss, A. Solodkin, M.Y. Su, K.M. Head, A.N. Hasso and C.A. Sandman:
Development of white matter pathways in typically developing preadolescent children. Brain Res. 1466 (2012) 33-43.

Small SL, Buccino G, Solodkin A
(2012) The mirror neuron system and treatment of Stroke. Dev Psychobiol.;54(3):293-310.

Mashal N, Solodkin A, Dick AS, Chen EE, Small SL.
(2012) A network model of observation and imitation of speech. Front Psychol. 2012; 3:84.

Dick AS, Goldin-Meadow S, Solodkin A, Small SL
(2012) Gesture in the developing brain. Dev Sci. 2012 Mar;15(2):165-80.

Solodkin A, Gomez CM.
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6. Handbook of clinical neurology; edited by PJ Vinken and GW Bruyn 2012;103:461-473.

Mikami K, Jorge RE, Moser DJ, Arndt S, Solodkin, A, Small, SL, Fonzetti, P, Hegel MT and Robinson RG
(2011) Increased Frequency of First-Episode Poststroke Depression After Discontinuation of Escitalopram. Stroke; 42: 3281-3283.

Solodkin, A; Peri E, Chen EE, Ben-Jacob E and Gomez CM
(2011) Loss of intrinsic organization of cerebellar networks in spinocerebellar ataxia 1 as biomarkers of disease severity and duration. Cerebellum. 10(2), 218-232.

Solodkin, A, Hassan, U, Suiszgate, R, Chen, EE, Kotter, R and Small SL
(2010). Virtual brain transplantation (VBT): A method for accurate image registration and parcellation in large cortical stroke. Arch. Ital. Biol. 148: 219-241.

Raja, A, Dick AS, Josse G, Solodkin A, Huttenlocher P, Levine S and Small SL
(2010). Left Hemisphere Regions are Critical for Language in the Face of Early Left Focal Brain Injury (2010). Brain, 133 (Pt 6), 1701-1716.

Dick, AS, Solodkin, A, Small, SL,
(2009). Neural development of networks for audiovisual speech comprehension. Brain and Language. 2010 Aug;114(2):101-14.

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