Faculty of Medical Sciences
Roshan 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 research examines the chemistry of the adaptive mind: the motivational and cognitive control of human decision making and its modulation by the major ascending neuromodulators (in particular dopamine and serotonin). To this end, she combines cognitive science, psychopharmacology, functional and chemical neuroimaging, TMS and patient research. For her research, she has received, amongst others, 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, and a Human Frontiers Science Program research grant. She is also an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Academia Europaea and a member of the Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (to the Dutch government).