Laura Cortes Awarded Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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 »

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B&B Scholar Alum Jenna Harris Awarded Genetics Society of America Honors

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.

Jenna was selected for the Victoria Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award sponsored by GSA, and is 1 of only 6 undergraduates selected for the special session “Spotlight on… more »


Arianna Tamvacakis Wins Best Student Presentation at SICB

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 »


B&B Philosophy Faculty Andrea Scarantino, Ph.D. Awarded Prestigious Simon Award

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 »


Brains & Behavior Scholar Jenna Harris Wins First Place at ACSfN Poster Palooza

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 »

James Walton Wins Award for Best Poster at SBN 2016

Posted On August 18, 2016
Categories Awards

James Walton won the Best Poster award at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology this week.  The poster, titled “DOES SOMATODENDRITIC PEPTIDE RELEASE AND VOLUME TRANSMISSION IN THE ANTERIOR HYPOTHALAMUS PLAY A ROLE IN SOCIAL COMMUNICATION?” was produced by Walton and a few of his colleagues from the Albers Lab at Georgia State University.… more »

B&B Fellows Selected for Platform Oral Presentations

Posted On May 20, 2016
Categories Awards, Brains & Behavior Tags

Congratulations to B&B Fellows Ravi Das and Sarah Clark from the Cox Lab! Both NI graduate students had abstracts selected for platform oral presentations for the upcoming Allied Genetics Conference sponsored by Genetics Society of America (   Only 10% of submitted abstracts are selected for this honor. This international conference… more »

Nu Rho Psi Chapter of the Year

Posted On May 20, 2016

Georgia State University’s chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the Neuroscience Academic Honors Society, has been named the 2016 Chapter of the Year. The award will be presented during the Nu Rho Psi National Meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (San Diego, CA). The awards committee was particularly impressed… more »

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Neuroscience Institute and Center for Behavioral Neuroscience Awarded Next Generation Grants

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and the Neuroscience Institute have both been awarded Next Generation Awards.

According to campus news, Georgia State University’s “Next Generation faculty program [is] a successor to the Second Century Initiative, which has brought 61 new faculty positions to the university over the last five years. Funding for the proposals is expected to be… more »