After being awarded national 2016 Chapter of the Year, the Georgia State University Chapter of Nu Rho Psi inducted its largest class ever with 27 new members on March 24, 2017. These members are now eligible to apply for Undergraduate Research Grants for Summer 2017 and Academic Year 2017-2018 from the national organization.
The Outstanding Graduate Mentoring Award went to Daniel N. Cox, senior professor of neuroscience. In 2016, Dan Cox’s lab had eight Ph.D. students, and he had weekly scheduled research progress meetings with each of them. His hard work paid off in progress – his graduate students authored five publications in highly-rated journals and have… more »
Krishna Mehta’s research looks at the effects of dietary emulsifiers, food additives that affect the connection between the gut and brain. She plans to continue the pursuit of health science in medical school.
video credits: direction, camera and edit by Steven Thackston additional editing by Basil Iskandrian, William Davis
Laura Cortes, a first-year NI doctoral student, has been named a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. This is a highly competitive, national award that supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported fields. Fellows receive a 3-year annual stipend of $34,000 per year, as well as a $12,000 cost of education allowance paid to their institution.… more »
Where we grow up matters. Not only where, but also when, and in what circumstances. Those influences on how we turn out are intuitively easy to imagine. Taken together, those environmental factors constitute an organism’s “niche”. The Pallas Lab, under the leadership of Dr. Sarah Pallas, is embarking on a four-year and $1M study that… more »
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 »
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 »