Shalini Narayana, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She got her PhD from University of Iowa in functional brain imaging and her postdoctoral training in non-invasive brain stimulation at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Her expertise is in the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and its application in neuroenhancement. Dr. Narayana’s research emphasis is on examining the changes in the neural systems that result from neurological disorders, training, and treatments using multi-modal imaging methods. She has applied TMS and brain imaging to study both normal and disordered speech motor systems. Dr. Narayana has focused on examining examined alterations in the speech motor system in patients with Parkinson’s disease, as well as its reorganization following behavioral treatment.