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  • GSU has the distinguished honor of being the second college in Georgia to be chartered and the only active Nu Rho Psi chapter in the state. Nu Rho Psi is an Honor Society for undergraduate students focusing on the study of Neuroscience. The objective of Nu Rho Psi is to further the understanding of neuroscience as well as encourage interactions between students, faculty, and neuroscience professionals. The society also promotes community outreach along with public awareness of the benefits of the neuroscience field. Membership is by invitation only based on stringent academic requirements.  Invitations for the GSU Nu Rho Psi inaugural members are currently being distributed to eligible students. For more information about the National Nu Rho Psi Honor Society, visit the official Nu Rho Psi website at www.nurhopsi.org.
  • Adriano Senatore, who recently arrived as a post-doctoral associate in Paul Katz's lab, has been awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal, the highest honor for a graduate student in Canada.  Dr. Senatore is also the recipient of a post-doctoral fellowship from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).  He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo in 2012 working under the mentorship of Dr. David Spafford. He is already an author on 12 publications and has several more in preparation.  His thesis work examined the properties of ion channels in snail neurons. His work has importance in understanding the mechanisms and evolution of ion channels.  
    Adriano is applying his molecular knowledge and expertise to the neural circuits in sea slugs that are studied in the Katz lab.  He is perfecting ways of expressing novel genes in the neurons of molluscs.  These animals have large identifiable neurons.  Homologues of neurons can also be identified in other species.  Adriano is also looking for ways to molecularly characterize identified neurons and thus increase the number of homologous neurons that can be identified.
  • Congratulations to Sarah Pope, a first year Neuroscience doctoral student in the Hopkins' lab and a Primate Cognition 2CI fellow, who has been awarded a prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship to study the neural correlates of communication in baboons at the Aix-Marseille Univ. in France from Sept. 2013-June 2014.  The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for up to 10 months.  The fellowship is both highly prestigious and merit-based.  Chateaubriand recipients receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France and health insurance.
  • Funding for Neuroethics at Georgia State,read more...
  • Student wins Suttles Fellowship.read more...
  • Neuroscience professor named an AAAS Fellow.read more...
  • Tiffany Love-Chezem, a doctoral student in the lab of Professor Charles Derby, won best poster award from the Division of Neurobiology at this year’s annual meeting of the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology this year. The title of her poster was "Chemical defense through sensory disruption in spiny lobster-sea hare interactions".  The student winners will receive a certificate, a check for $150 each, and a subscription to Developmental Neurobiology.
  • Researchers find gender-specific differences in the brain’s responses to abuse. read more...
  • Neuroscience graduate class publishes a guide bridging biology and mathematics for visiting speaker's seminar on the mathematical modeling of obesity.read more...
  • Paul Katz and his research team have made some important discoveries about the role of evolution in producing behaviors that are similar across different species. read more...
  • Bradley Cooke, assistant professor of neuroscience at GSU, has found that in male Siberian hamsters, a part of the brain called the medial nucleus of the amygdala increased by nearly 25 percent during puberty. The results have been published in a new study in the Journal of Neuroendocrinologyread more...
  • GSU scientist awarded NSF Career grant to study decision making.  read more...
  • Neuroscience Institute Core Faculty highlighted for their part of a 1.7 million dollar grant read more...
  • Sea slug brains rewire themselves in response to injury. read more...
  • Researchers find differences in how adolescent girls’ and boys’ brains react to peer interaction. read more...
  • Researcher garners major award to further explore mechanisms of obesity. read more...
  • Brains rule! : Expo helps ignite middle schoolers' neuroscience curiosity. read more...
  •  Dean's Inaugural Faculty Fund Award recognizes two Neuroscience Institute Associate Faculty. read more...
  • Unlocking the Mind's Mysteries: Georgia State neuroscientists work to expand the understanding of the brain. read more...