Natalie Trzcinski, Ph.D.
Dr. Natalie Trzcinski joined the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Division of Translational Research (DTR) in 2017 and serves as a Program Director in the Small Business programs, where she oversees a portfolio of small business innovative research (SBIR), small business technology transfer (STTR), and leads the BRAIN Technology Integration and Dissemination (U24) program. Prior to joining NINDS, she received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, where she researched mechanisms of electrocommunication and electroreception in weakly electric fish. She obtained her PhD in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University, studying neural mechanisms of somatosensory selective attention and experience dependent plasticity at the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. She then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Systems Research at University of Maryland (UMD), where she developed neurophysiology methods for extracellular chronic recording in auditory cortices and studied neural mechanisms of auditory attention and plasticity.