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Richard Daniel Mooney

George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor for Research in Neurobiology
Neurobiology
Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710
Bryan Research Building, 311 Research Drivebox 3209, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Grants


Medical Scientist Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

Dissecting cholinergic modulation of interneurons underlying state-dependent processing in mouse visual cortex

FellowshipCo-Sponsor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2026

Beyond dopamine: dual neuromodulator regulation of motor variability and learning

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2026

Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2026

Mechanisms for internally and externally guided sensorimotor learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2016 - 2026

Medical Scientist Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2027

Dissecting cholinergic modulation of interneurons underlying state-dependent processing in mouse visual cortex

FellowshipCo-Sponsor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2026

Beyond dopamine: dual neuromodulator regulation of motor variability and learning

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2026

Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2026

Mechanisms for internally and externally guided sensorimotor learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2016 - 2026

Neural and behavioral mechanisms of song learning in zebra finches

FellowshipCo-Sponsor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2023 - 2026

Motor Modulation of Auditory Processing

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Real-time mapping and adaptive testing for neural population hypotheses

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2025

Corticostriatal contributions to motor exploration and reinforcement

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2025

Circuit dynamics of predictive vocal suppression in auditory cortex

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2024

RNA-programmable cell type targeting and manipulation across vertebrate nervous systems

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2024

Neurobiology Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Using Genetic Tools to Dissect Neural Circuits for Social Communication

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2023

The synaptic basis for social context specific auditory memory formation

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2023

Cortical Contribution to Innate Vocalizations

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by European Molecular Biology Organization · 2020 - 2022

Controlled neuronal firing in vivo using two photon spatially shaped optogenetics

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Colorado - Denver · 2019 - 2022

Medical Scientist Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1997 - 2022

Modulation of sensory representations in the auditory cortex by callosal inputs

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2022

Testing a model of cortico-basal ganglia support for juvenile imitative learning in zebra finches

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2021

Auditory cortical processing of self-generated vocalizations

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2021

Exploring Forward Models in Speech Perception and Production Using Songbirds

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Foundation · 2020 - 2021

Identifying an Error Detection Circuit used for Internally Guided Learning

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2021

Organization and Function of Cellular Structure

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1975 - 2020

Neural Codes for Vocal Sequences

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2020

Representation of self and other in mirror neurons in the song sparrow

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Helen Hay Whitney Foundation · 2017 - 2020

Taking DISCO Live: Dual pathway Imaging of Striatal Circuit Output in vivo

ResearchMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2019

Specific modulation of local and long-range visual cortical circuits by goal-directed attention

FellowshipCo-Sponsor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2017 - 2019

Linking Basal Ganglia Population Dynamics, Dopamine, and Motor Performance

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2016 - 2019

Basic predoctoral training in neuroscience

Inst. Training Prgm or CMETraining Faculty · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1992 - 2018

Learning to predict the sensory consequences of movement

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Burroughs Wellcome Fund · 2017 - 2017

Using songbirds to uncover circuit pathology and recovery in Huntington's disease.

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Foundation · 2016 - 2017

Adaptive cortical integration of sensory and motor signals

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Helen Hay Whitney Foundation · 2014 - 2017

Corollary Discharge Circuits in Auditory Cortex

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2016

Training in Fundamental &Translational Neuroscience

Inst. Training Prgm or CMETraining Faculty · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2005 - 2016

Sensorimotor Integration for Learned Behaviors

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1995 - 2015

Songbirds as a model to explore communiction deficits in Huntington's disease

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Foundation · 2014 - 2015

Miniature Microdrive for Intracellular Recordings in Freely Behaving Mice

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2012 - 2014

Structural dynamics of vocal learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2008 - 2014

Non-invasive Chemical Genetic Control of Neuronal Activity

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2009 - 2014

Optogenetic analysis of circuits for vocal recognition

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2008 - 2011

Dendritic Remodeling in the Olfactory Bulb

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2003 - 2009

Locus coeruleus and processing of olfactory social cues

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2006 - 2008

Convergence in Vocal Premotor Coding

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2006 - 2007

Auditory Inputs of Nucleus Interfacialis (NIf)

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2004 - 2006

Single Neuron Correlates of Learned Song

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2003 - 2006

Cellular Mechanisms of Vocal-Respiratory Integration

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2001 - 2006

Role of Avian Song Nucleus HVc in Categorical Perception

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2003 - 2006

Synaptic And Cellular Mechanisms Of Avian Song Learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1998 - 1999

Cellular and Synaptic Changes Underlying Learning.

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1998 - 1999

Cellular And Synaptic Changes Underlying Avain Learning

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1997 - 1999

External Relationships


  • National Institute of Health (NIH); McKnight Foundation

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