prof. dr. Roshan Cools
About Roshan CoolsRoshan Cools is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the department of psychiatry of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and principal investigator at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. Her area of research is human cognitive neuropsychiatry. More specifically, she studies the role of the major ascending neuromodulators (e.g. dopamine and serotonin) in the cognitive and motivational control of decision making, with the ultimate aim to advance our understanding and treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g. impulse control problems, ADHD and Parkinson’s disease). To this end, she combines cognitive science, psychopharmacology, functional and chemical neuroimaging, TMS and patient research. She received a James McDonnell Scholar Award, the 2012 young investigator award of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Vidi and Vici Awards from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research Foundation, the Radboud and a Human Frontiers Science Program research grant.
Personal prizes & awards
- ERC Advanced Grant CHEMCONTROL 'Balancing Brain Chemicals for Metacontrol' (2023 - 2028)
- Lead Scientist Voucher Human Brain Project
- NWO SSH Open Competition Grant 'Dopamine as Gatekeeper of Prefrontal Cortex'
- Quartermaster (kwartiermaker) campuswide Healthy Brain pillar - Radboud University