Vanesa Lerma, M.A.
Vanesa Lerma, M.A.
Clinical Research Coordinator
- Clinical Research Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neurology and Developmental Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas United States
- Jan & Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (Lab)
1250 Moursund St.
Houston, TX 77030
- MA from New York University
- New York, New York United States
- BS from St. Edward's University
- Austin, Texas United States
- Behavioral Neuroscience
- Molecular and neural circuit mechanisms in neurological disorders
- Neuropsychological and neuroanatomical profiling in children with newly diagnosed neurogenetic conditions
- Interaction of genotype with neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity and its effects on neurocognitive and neurobehavioral function.
Professional StatementMy passion and primary career goal are to apply my knowledge to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of individuals with a brain disorder and injury while conducting research that will change lives for the better. I am passionate about neuropsychology and medical research because I understand the crucial role they play in building and creating new knowledge about therapeutic solutions. My research interests include integrating neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and genetic methodologies to study cognition and behavior in individuals with neurological conditions. More specifically, I'm interested in studying the interaction of genotype with neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity and its effects on neurocognitive and neurobehavioral function.
Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital
- Steele, L., Klimas, N., Krengel, M., Quinn, E., Toomey, R., Little, D., Abreu, M., Aenlle, K., Killiany, R., Koo, B. B., Janulewicz, P., Heeren, T., Clark, A. N., Ajama, J., Cirillo, J., Buentello, G., Lerma, V.C., Coller, J. K., & Sullivan, K. "Brain-Immune Interactions as the Basis of Gulf War Illness: Clinical Assessment and Deployment Profile of 1990-1991 Gulf War Veterans in the Gulf War Illness Consortium (GWIC) Multisite Case-Control Study." Brain Sci.2021/August26;11(9):1132. Pubmed PMID: 34573153
- Besnard, J., Allain, P., Lerma, V.C., Ghislaine, A., Chauviré, V., Etcharry-Bouyx, F., & Gall, D. L. "Frontal versus dysexecutive syndromes: Relevance of an interactionist approach in a case series of patients with prefrontal lobe damage.." Neuropsychological Rehabil.2016/July19;28(6):919-936. Pubmed PMID: 27436296
- Sacks-Zimmerman A.L., Lerma V.C. "Mnemonic Techniques." 2018/September20;:
- Deisseroth, C., Nayak, A., Bliss, N.D., Lerma, V.C., LeMaire, A.W., Narayanan, V., Balak, C., Zanni, G., Valente, E.M., Bertini, E., Benke, P.J., Wangler, M.F., Chao, H.T. "Integrated phenotypic and mutational approach defines EBF3-related HADD syndrome genotype-phenotype relationships.." MedRxiv.2020/December29;:
- Molecular and Neural Circuit Mechanisms in Autism and Neuropsychiatric Disorders (07/01/2021 Grant funding from Mark A. Wallace Endowment Award
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