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CURRICULUM VITAE

Leonardo Fernandino PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Division of General

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Medical Education Building
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
02/1997 - 07/2001 B.A., Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
08/2003 - 03/2005 M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA
04/2005 - 11/2009 Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, CA

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
11/2009 - 11/2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
11/2010 - 08/2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology, The Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/2016 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, The Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2000 - 2001 PIBIC Fellowship, National Science Council (CNPq), Brazil
08/2001 - 06/2002 International Exchange Fellowship, UFMG, Brazil
08/2003 - 06/2004 Distinguished Achievement Fellowship, UCLA
07/2005 - 08/2005 Excellence in Research Award, Dept. of Psychology, UCLA
07/2006 - 08/2006 Fellow, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Tokyo, Japan
07/2006 - 08/2006 Psychology Summer Mentorship Research Award, UCLA
08/2006 Fellow, Training Course in fMRI, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2007 Fellow, Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, UC Santa Barbara
08/2008 - 06/2009 Dissertation Year Fellowship, Dept. of Psychology, UCLA
04/02/2012 Postdoctoral Fellow Award ($500), Cognitive Neuroscience Society
06/2015 Fellow, NITP Summer Program in Advanced fMRI, UCLA
09/06/2015 Herder/Jan Wind Prize (£5, 000). Theme: Embodied Language and Neuroscience
2019 Community of Innovators, Medical College of Wisconsin

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
Cognitive Neuroscience Society
Organization for Human Brain Mapping
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Society for the Neurobiology of Language
Association for Psychological Science
Society for Neuroscience

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2016 - 2017 Member, Communications Committee, OHBM

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
MEG of Lexical Concept Representations
Source:
Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Lisa L. Conant
Dates:
01/25/2016 - 02/28/2017
Direct Funds:
$25,000 (total for all years)
 
Title:
Concept Representation in the Human Brain
Source:
NIH Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Jeffrey R. Binder
Dates:
08/01/2018 - 07/31/2023
Direct Funds:
$3,000,000
 
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Sensory-Motor Systems and Conceptual Processing in the
Source:
NIH Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Role:
Post-doctoral researcher
PI:
Rutvik Desai
Dates:
11/01/2010 - 11/30/2012
Direct Funds:
$1,900,000 (total for all years)
 
Title:
Knowledge Representation as Embodied Abstractions
Source:
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Role:
Post-doctoral researcher
PI:
M. Aguilar
Dates:
09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014
Direct Funds:
$8,400,000 (total for all years)
 
Title:
The Epilepsy Connectome Project
Source:
NIH Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Jeffrey R. Binder
Dates:
08/24/2015 - 06/30/2019
Direct Funds:
$5,100,000 (total for all years)
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Leonardo Fernandino, The Neural Basis of Semantic Representation and Composition, UCLA Brain Mapping Seminar, University of California Los Angeles, 05/28/2009
Leonardo Fernandino, Investigating the Neural Code of Conceptual Representations, Department of Biophysics Graduate Seminar Series, Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/21/2014
 
National
Leonardo Fernandino, Testing and Refining the Embodied Simulation Approach to Semantics, Cognitive Forum, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 11/01/2013
 
International
Leonardo Fernandino, ERP Studies of Compositional Semantics, Department of Germanic Linguistics Seminar, University of Marburg, Germany, 06/11/2010
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
International
Fernandino, L., Conant, L., Binder, J.R., Blindauer, K., Hiner, B., Spangler, K., Desai, R.H., Parkinson's Disease Selectively Disrupts Processing of Action Verbs, 3rd Neurobiology of Language Conference, Annapolis, 11/11/2011
Fernandino, L., Conant, L., Binder, J.R., Blindauer, K., Hiner, B., Spangler, K., Desai, R.H., Where Is the Action? Action Sentence Processing in Parkinson's Disease, Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, Chicago, 04/02/2012
Fernandino, L., Humphries, C., Seidenberg, M.S., Conant, L., Binder, J.R., Decoding Conceptual Information from Heteromodal Cortex, 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, 10/19/2015
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Resident and Fellow Education
11/18/2016 Lecture on principles of functional MRI
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Graduate Students
PhD Students Advised
Jia-Qing (Tony) Tong, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017 - Present
Stephen Mazurchuk, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2019 - Present
 

EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
High School Students
A. Murali, Shorewood High School, 06/2013 - 08/2013 (Research mentor)
 
Undergraduate Students
T. Abaryan, UCLA, 03/2007 - 12/2007 (Research mentor)
A. Cho, UCLA, 01/2008 - 10/2009 (Research mentor)
H. Schwimmer, UCLA, 04/2008 - 06/2009 (Research mentor)
M. Frias, UCLA, 09/2008 - 06/2009 (Research mentor)
M. Lyseight, UCLA, 10/2008 - 06/2009 (Research mentor)
T. Kalmus, Carroll University, 02/2017 - 05/2017 (Research mentor)
E. Garcia, UCLA, - 2008 summer 2008 (Research mentor)
E. Huang, UCLA, - 2009 spring/summer 2009 (Research mentor)
T. Shevavesh, UCLA, - 2008 spring 2008 (Research mentor)
F. Basson, UCLA, - 2008 spring 2008 (Research mentor)
R. Veliz, UCLA, - 2008 spring 2008 (Research mentor)
Y. R. Kang, UCLA, - 2008 fall 2008 (Research mentor)
E. Tong, UCLA, - 2009 winter 2009 (Research mentor)
J. Dickenson, UCLA, - 2009 spring 2009 (Research mentor)
N. Okamoto, UCLA, - 2006 spring 2006 (Research mentor)
A. Robin, UCLA, - 2009 spring 2009 (Research mentor)
D. Garcia, UCLA, - 2009 summer 2009 (Research mentor)
F. Rahmani, UCLA, - 2008 spring 2008 (Research mentor)
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
10/2012 - 01/2013 Science fair mentor to students at St. Matthias Parish School
11/2013 - 01/2014 Science fair mentor to students at St. Matthias Parish School
12/2015 - 04/2016 Science fair mentor to students at Wauwatosa STEM School
01/2017 - 04/2017 Science fair mentor to students at Wauwatosa STEM School
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Conant LL, Seidenberg MS, Binder JR. Heteromodal Cortical Areas Encode Sensory-Motor Features of Word Meaning. J Neurosci. 2016 09 21;36(38):9763-9. PMCID: PMC5030346
2. Anderson AJ, Binder JR, Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Conant LL, Aguilar M, Wang X, Doko D, Raizada RDS. Predicting Neural Activity Patterns Associated with Sentences Using a Neurobiologically Motivated Model of Semantic Representation. Cereb Cortex. 2017 09 01;27(9):4379-4395.
3. Binder JR, Conant LL, Humphries CJ, Fernandino L, Simons SB, Aguilar M, Desai RH. Toward a brain-based componential semantic representation. Cogn Neuropsychol. 2016 May-Jun;33(3-4):130-74.
4. Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Seidenberg MS, Gross WL, Conant LL, Binder JR. Predicting brain activation patterns associated with individual lexical concepts based on five sensory-motor attributes. Neuropsychologia. 2015 Sep;76:17-26. PMCID: PMC4638171
5. Fernandino L, Binder JR, Desai RH, Pendl SL, Humphries CJ, Gross WL, Conant LL, Seidenberg MS. Concept Representation Reflects Multimodal Abstraction: A Framework for Embodied Semantics. Cereb Cortex. 2016 May;26(5):2018-34. PMCID: PMC4830284
6. Fernandino L, Conant LL, Binder JR, Blindauer K, Hiner B, Spangler K, Desai RH. Where is the action? Action sentence processing in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia. 2013 Jul;51(8):1510-7. PMCID: PMC3731159
7. Fernandino L, Conant LL, Binder JR, Blindauer K, Hiner B, Spangler K, Desai RH. Parkinson's disease disrupts both automatic and controlled processing of action verbs. Brain Lang. 2013 Oct;127(1):65-74. PMCID: PMC3574625
8. Cho S, Moody TD, Fernandino L, Mumford JA, Poldrack RA, Cannon TD, Knowlton BJ, Holyoak KJ. Common and dissociable prefrontal loci associated with component mechanisms of analogical reasoning. Cereb Cortex. 2010 Mar;20(3):524-33.
9. Fernandino L, Iacoboni M. Are cortical motor maps based on body parts or coordinated actions? Implications for embodied semantics. Brain Lang. 2010 Jan;112(1):44-53.
10. Fernandino L, Iacoboni M, Zaidel E. The effects of bilateral presentations on lateralized lexical decision. Brain Cogn. 2007 Jun;64(1):60-7.
11. Anderson AJ, Lalor EC, Lin F, Binder JR, Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Conant LL, Raizada RDS, Grimm S, Wang X. Multiple Regions of a Cortical Network Commonly Encode the Meaning of Words in Multiple Grammatical Positions of Read Sentences. Cereb Cortex. 2019 06 01;29(6):2396-2411.
12. Binder JR, Fernandino L. Semantic Processing Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. February 14, 2015;3:445-454.
13. Anderson AJ, Binder JR, Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Conant LL, Raizada RDS, Lin F, Lalor EC. An Integrated Neural Decoder of Linguistic and Experiential Meaning. J Neurosci. 2019 11 06;39(45):8969-8987. PMCID: PMC6832686
14. Anderson AJ, Kiela D, Binder JR, Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Conant LL, Raizada RDS, Grimm S, Lalor EC. Deep Artificial Neural Networks Reveal a Distributed Cortical Network Encoding Propositional Sentence-Level Meaning. J Neurosci. 2021 May 05;41(18):4100-4119. PMCID: PMC8176751
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Binder, J.R., Fernandino, L. Semantic Processing. In A. W. Toga (Ed.), Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference (pp. 445–454). 2015. Elsevier. http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-.
2. Binder, J. R., Fernandino, L. . Neural processing of word meaning The Cognitive Neurosciences VI. Binder, J. R., Fernandino, L. (2020). Neural processing of word meaning. In: The Cognitive Neurosciences VI, Poeppel D, Mangun GR, Gazzaniga MS, eds. MIT Press, Cambridge..