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This is Our History

Posted On March 23, 2018

Written by Elizabeth Weaver, Brains & Behavior

GENESIS

2007 was a period of growth and innovation at Georgia State University. The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and the Brains & Behavior Area of Focus were thriving, when a group of pioneering faculty put their efforts towards creating a degree granting Institute in the College of… more »

This is Creativity

Posted On March 21, 2018

Neuroscience B&B Fellow Greg Suess has a passion for podcasting and we benefit tremendously. Greg sits down with each monthly B&B Distinguished Lecturer for a unique and up close discussion. See below for this exclusive interview with Greg on the other side of the questions for once. Oh, and don’t forget to check out… more »

This is Growth

Posted On March 21, 2018

The last decade has been an incredibly productive time for Neuroscience. For the past year, we have been collecting data on the progress of the B&B Seed Grants. We examined publications, presentations, and external funds garnered. Check out how $30,000 Brains & Behavior Seed Grants have gone on to spur growth across the University,… more »

Neuroscience B&B Fellow Awarded NIH Fellowship

B&B would like to congratulate Fellow Johnathan Borland, who was just informed that his application for an NIH pre-doctoral fellowship has been awarded!    Johnathan is a PhD student in Elliott Albers lab and a B&B Fellow since 2015.     The title of his grant is: Sex differences in oxytocin modulation of social reward in the… more »

Neuroscience Faculty Benoit Chassaing Wins Innovator Award

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 »

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 »

Neuroscience Faculty Anne Murphy Receives Grant to Study Pain

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 »