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Cherie Lynn Marvel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience; Learning; Memory; Cerebellum; Working memory; Language; Basal ganglia; Motor; Ataxia; HIV; Drug dependence
Dr. Cherie Marvel received her PhD in Neuroscience from Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 2002. Her dissertation research examined cerebellar-related cognitive and motor deficits in schizophrenia. She completed her first post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Iowa, where she furthered her training in cerebellar cognitive function in psychiatric disorders. She completed her second post-doctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, where she learned to use brain imaging methods (such as functional MRI) to examine cognition.
Now an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Marvel’s research focuses on the interaction of cognitive and motor systems, with special emphasis on the cerebellum, in healthy and clinical populations.
Dr. Marvel's research with clinical populations includes those with cerebellar ataxia, HIV, and substance dependence. Her primary research methods include brain imaging (e.g., fMRI) and brain stimulation (e.g., Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and experimental cognitive paradigms to study learning, memory, and behavior.
- Associate Professor of Neurology
- Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- B.S., Tufts University (Massachusetts) (1994)
- Ph.D., Georgetown University (District of Columbia) (2002)
- University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2002-2005, Clinical Neuroscience Fellow
- Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2005-2006, Cognitive Neuroscience Fellow
Research & Publications
Our research focuses on interactions between cognitive and motor systems during working memory, with special emphasis on cerebellar function.
We use brain imaging methods (e.g., fMRI) and brain stimulation techniques (e.g., TMS) to examine brain function during working memory in healthy and clinical populations.
Cognitive Neuropsychiatric Research Laboratory
Technology Expertise KeywordsMRI; TMS; Cognitive testing
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Anderson BA, Kronemer SI, Rilee JJ, Sacktor N, Marvel CL, Reward, Attention, and HIV Related Risk in HIV+ Individuals, Neurobiology of Disease. 92: 157-165.
Liao DA, Kronemer SI, Yau JM, Desmond JE, * Marvel CL, Motor System Contributions to Verbal and Non-Verbal Working Memory, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
CL Marvel, ML Faulkner, EC Strain, MZ Mintzer, JE Desmond, An fMRI investigation of cerebellar function during verbal working memory in methadone maintenance patients The Cerebellum 11 (1), 300-310
CL Marvel, JE Desmond, From storage to manipulation: how the neural correlates of verbal working memory reflect varying demands on inner speech Brain and language 120 (1), 42-51
CL Marvel, JE Desmond, The contributions of cerebro-cerebellar circuitry to executive verbal working memory. Cortex 46 (7), 880-895
Activities & Honors
- Society for Neuroscience, 1996
- International Society of Behavioral Neuroscience, 2011
- National Ataxia Foundation, 2016