Graduate Program


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 »


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 »


Ravi Das Makes the Cover of JNeurosci

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 »

Brains & Behavior Alzheimer’s Memory Walk Team Raises Funds & Awareness

The Brains & Behavior Alzheimer’s Memory Walk Team did an incredible job for its 7th year in a row as a team. Acquiring a solid team of over 30 walkers, this year’s Brains & Behavior team raised funds tipping over $1500! With NGSA co-president Katie Partrick at the head of this year’s team, this annual philanthropic event was a… more »

Luis Martinez

NI Alumni Spotlight: Luis Martinez, PhD

Our first NI graduate alumni spotlight features Dr. Luis Martinez, a newly appointed Assistant Professor in the Neuroscience Program at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

What have you been up to since you graduated in 2013?

After I graduated from GSU in 2013, my wife and I moved to St. Paul, Minnesota and I began… more »


Posted On June 10, 2016

NAME PhD PI CURRENT POSITION LOCATION Balmer, Timothy 2014 Pallas Postdoctoral Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR Barnett, William 2015 Cymbalyuk Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia State University Atlanta, GA Been, Laura 2011 Petrulis Assistant Professor, Haverford College Haverford, PA Bruggeman, Emily 2016 Xue Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Southeastern Medical Center Dallas, TX Chung,… more »


NI Student Highlight: Joe Terranova

Posted On May 9, 2016

Our first 2016 NI student highlight features Joe Terranova, a fourth year graduate student in the lab of Dr. Elliot Albers.

Q: What current projects are you working on?

A: The project I’m currently working on is investigating sex differences in the neural control of aggression and resistance to social stress by serotonin and vasopressin. … more »