Newcomers visiting GSU web sites will note that there is an incredible amount of research and training opportunities in the neurosciences at GSU. To minimize confusion, the following lists and defines the various neuroscience training activities at GSU:
Neuroscience Institute (NI)
The Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University promotes research and education in the set of disciplines that have a common interest in understanding the structure and function of the nervous systems of animals, including humans. The Institute admits students into a program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Neuroscience, with plans to offer an undergraduate degree in the near future. A Master of Science is earned en route to the Neuroscience Ph.D. degree. The Neuroscience Institute emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to graduate training and is composed of a group of 16 core faculty members as well as associate faculty across the university who also have a strong interest in neuroscience.
Brains and Behaviors Program (B&B)
Administered by the Neuroscience Institute, the B&B program that fosters collaborations between faculty from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology. Provides funding for graduate training through the Brains & Behavior Fellows program. It also offers seed grants for innovative research and runs the Brains & Behavior Distinguished Lecture Seminar Series and other events.
Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN)
A National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center housed and led by GSU, the CBN is a consortium of seven metro Atlanta colleges and universities, including Georgia State University, Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College. The CBN consists of interdisciplinary programs integrating research, education and knowledge transfer. Provides funding for graduate training, venture grants for innovative research, and symposia and other events.
Doctoral Program in Biology, specialization in Neurobiology and Behavior
Provides training in the functioning, development, and anatomy of the nervous system using a range of state-of-the-art techniques. Approaches neuroscience with a diverse range of invertebrate and mammalian model systems used in research on neural development, sensory processing, motor systems integration, computational neuroscience, single channel physiology, and neuroendocrinology.
Doctoral Program in Psychology Track 1 specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology
Provides neuropsychological and neuroscience training to students who have primary interests or questions in applied and clinical populations and would also like to be eligible for clinical licensure.
Doctoral Program in Psychology Track 2 specialization in Behavioral Neuroscience
Provides neuropsychological and neuroscience training to students who have either applied or basic science interests, but do not have an interest in being licensed. This is a flexible program that is designed to allow students to acquire the education, training and experiences necessary to become distinguished researchers, clinicians, and teachers.