Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Lecturer on Psychiatry, Part-time
Harvard Medical School
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD University of London 2002
MD St. Bartholomew's School of Medicine 1993
comprehension; emotions; event-related potentials; evoked potentials; fmri; functional mri; language; language processing; mageneto-encephalography; meg; reading; schizophrenia; schizophrenic psychology; semantics

Dr. Gina Kuperberg is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Cognitive Science at Tufts University, Boston. She is also a Board Certified Psychiatrist and a Principal Investigator in the Psychiatry Neuroscience Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Her research program aims to understand the neurocognitive mechanisms by which the human brain builds meaning from language, and how these mechanisms break down in neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia.

Dr. Kuperberg's Lab is situated across in both the Department of Psychology at Tufts and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Lab uses multimodal neuroimaging methods –– event-related potentials (ERPs), functional MRI (fMRI) and magneto-encephalography (MEG) –– to probe both the spatial and temporal dimensions of cognition in the brain. Her research program is funded by an RO1 from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as well as awards from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and the Sidney Baer Trust. She, her students, postdocs and collaborators publish in a wide range of journals of Cognitive Neuroscience, Psycholinguistics, Experimental Psychology, Neuroimaging and Psychiatry.

Dr. Kuperberg has served as a standing member for the Language and Communication Study Section for the National Institute of Health, and as a committee representative for Language for the Cognitive Neuroscience society. Her research accomplishments have been recognized by several awards, including the A.E. Bennett Research Award from the Society for Biological Psychiatry, the Joseph Zubin Award for Significant Contributions to Research in Psychopathology, and an Award from Brain Research for their most highly cited article, for her review of the architecture of the language system: Neural Mechanisms of Language Comprehension: Challenges to Syntax.