Issac Falconer

MD-PhD Student

MD-PhD, Neuroscience, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine (In-progress)
B.S., Chemistry, University of Colorado Denver (2017)
B.A., Applied Linguistics, Portland State University (2011)

Research Interests: Functional reorganization of brain networks in post-stroke aphasia. Resting state functional connectivity and predicting language recovery. Dynamic functional network connectivity and neuroplasticity in post-stroke aphasia.

Current Project: MD Project

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Social Media Handle: @issacfalconer

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Marte, M. J., Carpenter, E., Falconer, I. B., Scimeca, M., Abdollahi, F., Peñaloza, C., & Kiran, S. (2022). LEX-BADAT: Language EXperience in Bilinguals With and Without Aphasia DATaset. Frontiers in Psychology, 13(June), 1–6.

Abo, K. M., de Aja, J. S., Lindstrom-Vautrin, J., Alysandratos, K. D., Richards, A., Garcia-De-Alba, C., Huang, J., Hix, O. T., Werder, R. B., Bullitt, E., Hinds, A., Falconer, I., Villacorta-Martin, C., Jaenisch, R., Kim, C. F., Kotton, D. N., & Wilson, A. A. (2022). Air-liquid interface culture promotes maturation and allows environmental exposure of pluripotent stem cell-derived alveolar epithelium. JCI Insight, 7(6).

Nichols, P. J., Falconer, I., Griffin, A., Mant, C., Hodges, R., McKnight, C. J., Vögeli, B., & Vugmeyster, L. (2020). Deuteration of nonexchangeable protons on proteins affects their thermal stability, side-chain dynamics, and hydrophobicity. Protein Science, 29(7).

Falconer, I. B., Mant, C. T., McKnight, C. J., Vugmeyster, L., & Hodges, R. (2017). Optimized purification of a fusion protein by reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography informed by the linear solvent strength model. Journal of Chromatography A, 1521.

Vugmeyster, Liliya, Ostrovsky, D., Hoatson, G. L., Qiang, W., & Falconer, I. B. (2017). Solvent-Driven Dynamical Crossover in the Phenylalanine Side-Chain from the Hydrophobic Core of Amyloid Fibrils Detected by 2H NMR Relaxation. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 121(30).

Vugmeyster, L., Ostrovsky, D., Clark, M. A., Falconer, I. B., Hoatson, G. L., & Qiang, W. (2016). Fast Motions of Key Methyl Groups in Amyloid-β Fibrils. Biophysical Journal, 111(10). Vugmeyster, Liliya, Clark, M. A., Falconer, I. B., Ostrovsky, D., Gantz, D., Qiang, W., & Hoatson, G. L. (2016). Flexibility and solvation of amyloid-β hydrophobic core. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291(35), 18484–18495.


Conference Presentations:

Falconer, I. B., Varkanitsa, M., & Kiran, S. People with post-stroke aphasia have reduced temporal variability of functional connectivity in the language network compared to healthy controls. 60th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting. 2022. Philadelphia, PA

Falconer, I., Varkanitsa, M., & Kiran, S. Dynamic resting state functional connectivity predicts treatment response in people with post-stroke aphasia. Organization for Human Brain Mapping. 2022. Glasgow, UK

Falconer, I., Varkanitsa, M., & Kiran, S. (2021). Pre-treatment graph measures of resting-state functional connectivity predict language treatment outcome in aphasia. Society for the Neurobiology of Language. 2021 (virtual).


Awards and Recognition:

2023 NIDCD Research Symposium in Clinical Aphasiology Fellowship

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