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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 »

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B&B / IMSD Poster Session Preview

Posted On July 30, 2017

Identification and distribution of chemoreceptor protein IR25a in peripheral and central nervous system of the american lobster, Homarus americanus

IMSD Fellow: Aaliya Ahmad

Laboratory of Charles Derby Ph.D., and Manfred Schmidt Ph.D., Georgia State University

Daily Mentor: Manfred Schmidt Ph.D., Vivian Ngo-Vu

Understanding the gene networks involved in a forward uncoordination phenotype in C. elegans… more »

Sakurai and Katz Rewire Slug Brains

Posted On June 6, 2017
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Akira Sakurai and Paul Katz have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits and behavior.

Neurons are connected to each other to form networks that underlie behaviors. Neuroscience Institute faculty Akira Sakurai and Paul Katz study the… 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 »

Krishna Mehta

Krishna Mehta’s research looks at the effects of dietary emulsifiers, food additives that affect the connection between the gut and brain. She plans to continue the pursuit of health science in medical school.

video credits: direction, camera and edit by Steven Thackston additional editing by Basil Iskandrian, William Davis

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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 »

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 »