Congratulations to Benoit Chassaing, Ph.D., a new Assistant Professor in the Neuroscience Institute, who has been named a 2017 recipient of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Innovator Award. Chassaing will receive a $100,000 grant to support his 1-year project. The Innovator Awards are designed to “challenge investigators to push boundaries to advance (the) goal of… more »
Stephanie Hare was recently awarded GSU’s Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship to support her dissertation research during her fifth year. The fellowship is designed to provide promising PhD candidates from across the university with support to complete their final milestone and requires applicants to work with their advisors to develop monthly goals and a feasible… more »
This year’s Seed Grant competition is complete and notification letters have now gone out. We were excited by the caliber of grants submitted and happy to announce the 2017 Seed Grant Awardees below (they can also be found online here).
This is the third year the B&B Seed Grant Review Process was different than in… more »
The process of learning requires the making of new proteins, most particularly a set of proteins called immediate early genes. Immediate early genes are produced following diverse forms of learning. It is well known that immediate early genes are also broken down, however the significance of their breakdown in learning is unknown. Dr. Angela Mabb’s… more »
The College of Arts and Sciences 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… more »
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 »
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.
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 prestigious 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… more »
An exciting collaboration of individuals and organizations made the night possible:
Emory University Psychology Department Georgia Tech Neural Engineering Center / GT Neuro Neuroscience Institute at GSU The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience The Center for Translational Social Neuroscience
Poster Award Winners: First Place – Jenna Harris, GSU Second Place – Alexandra Castillo-Ruiz, GSU Third Place… more »