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2017 Seed Grants Awarded

Posted On May 24, 2017

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 »

Neuroscience Faculty Angela Mabb Gets Whitehall Foundation Grant

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 »

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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 »

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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 Awarded 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 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 »

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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
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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 »