Two Brown researchers have won Young Investigator grants of up to $60,000 from NARSAD, a Long Island-based fund for brain and behavior research, to kickstart their promising research. Lorenzo Leggio, assistant professor of community health based at Brown’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, will study biological and behavioral mechanisms to understand whether the drug baclofen can help patients with anxiety disorders who are also struggling with alcohol dependence. Mascha van’t Wout, a postdoctoral research associate in cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences, will investigate whether a technique called transcranial direct current stimulation can ultimately help patients with obsessive compulsive disorder.