Jenna M. Harris (Neuroscience/Psych major) in the Cox lab, has been selected for two prestigious honors from the Genetics Society of America (GSA) for her undergraduate research on Drosophila.
Neuroscience Institute’s own Dr. Anne Murphy received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to investigate pain management therapies for people aged 65 or older.
The late Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick, and actress Bette Davis agree: old age demands some toughness; it “isn’t for sissies”. Among other reasons is this: “Pain… more »
Neuroscience Graduate Student Greg Suess Begins New Podcast Series Featuring Distinguished Lecturers
We are proud to announce Greg Suess’ new podcast series with the Brains & Behavior Distinguished Lecturers. Please tune in each month to listen to exclusive one-on-one interviews with Greg.
We are happy to announce that the new 2017 Seed Grant Application is now available here.
The deadline is: March 24, 2017.
Brains & Behavior Seed Grants aim to promote research in neuroscience and behavior at Georgia State University. Projects can focus primarily on neuroscience or primarily on behavior or combine neuroscience and behavior,… more »
Professor Sarah Brosnan published an essay entitled “A primatological perspective on evolution and morality” on the Center for Humans and Nature website. The essay was in response to a recent question series: “What can evolution tell us about morality?”
Morality is distinctly human, but how did it arise? In this essay, Brosnan uses a comparative approach… more »
Congratulations to Neuroscience B&B graduate student, Arianna Tamvacakis!
Arianna’s presentation, “Differential expression of serotonin receptor genes in homologous neurons underlies species-typical swimming behaviors in Nudipleura sea slugs” was awarded the best student oral presentation for the Division of Neurobiology, Neuroethology, and Sensory Biology at the Society for Integrated and Comparative Biology (SICB) meeting in New… more »
Don Berkich, President of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy has just announced that the organization’s executive board has selected Andrea Scarantino for the 2017 Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy. This award specifically recognizes scholars at an early stage of their academic career whose research is likely to… more »
The Neuroscience Institute would like to congratulate its undergraduate and Masters students on the day of graduation, Fall 2016:
Lauren Aiani, Imon Allen, Mariam Chaudry, Philip Crumbley, Julia Dave, Cody Davis, Emily Eastland, Adam Fakhri, John Fendt, Mercedes Hodges, Asia Rose Johnson, Lindsay Kadjidja Akessi, Srilaxmi Kishor, tsegamlak mengistu, Maryana Mokrynska, Dusty Moon, Sierra Rackley,… more »
Close on the heels of his successful doctoral thesis defense, Ravi Das, our newest PhD, made the cover of the December 7, 2016 edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. The cover image is his picture of the dendritic arbor of a Drosophila class-IV (C-IV) da sensory neuron. Ravi is a co-first author of an article… more »
Dan Cox and his collaborators discovered that fruit flies have cold-sensing neurons that drive potentially life-saving behavior. “So what?” do you say, “Who cares if flies save themselves from frost-bite?” As it turns out, this is a really important discovery. The neurons the team looked at use an evolutionarily conserved ion channel to… more »