Graduate Program

Laura Cortes Awarded Prestigious Dissertation Grant and Suttles Graduate Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Laura Cortes (Forger Lab) has been selected to receive a Dissertation Grant from URSA and is the sole recipient of the 2020 William M. Suttles Fellowship!  Laura’s project concerns the role of epigenetics in sexual differentiation of the brain.

The purpose of the Dissertation Grant Program is to support the… more »

Introducing the Brains & Behavior Digital Badge Program 

The Brains & Behavior program is excited to announce our new initiative, the B&B Digital Badge Program. As you may know, Brains & Behavior supports its staff, faculty, and students in their curricular pursuits through fellowships, retreats, lectures, seminars, seed grants, and more! What you may not know is that the B&B community is very active outside the classroom and lab.

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Neuroscience Institute Graduate Student Awards

The NI recently recognized PhD graduate students in our program with the inaugural Neuroscience Institute Graduate Student Awards!   For more information on the NI Graduate Student Awards, please visit our ‘Resources for Current Students’ page, and click on the first link listed under the ‘funding’ tab.

Congratulations to all of the well-deserved winners!

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B&B Fellowships Reach Two New Departments

Recently, the B&B Interdisciplinary Committee (IDC) has completed its task of reallocating fellowships among the member departments. Brains & Behavior is excited to announce two new fellowship lines in the departments of Music and Kinesiology & Health this Fall. Please help us welcome Caroline Simpkins from the Feng Yang lab (Kinesiology & Health) and Lauren Garber… more »

Psychology B&B Fellow Mary Fernandes Wins American Psychological Association Research Competition

GSU News Hub Jeremy Craig Reports:

CHICAGO – Mary Fernandes, a Ph.D. candidate in clinical neuropsychology at Georgia State University, won first place in the 2019 Psych Science-in-3 Competition Aug. 9 at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual conference.

Fernandes gave a three-minute presentation entitled, “The Associations Between Pupillary Response Patterns to Emotional… more »

GSU Neuroscience Travels to Sweden

Graduate and undergraduate students working on their PhDs, Master’s Degrees, and Bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience, Music, Math, Psychology have been accepted into a study abroad program called “Thinking Nobel,” centered at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The Karolinska Institute is the esteemed presenter of the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology every year,… more »

RSVP Now for the May 24th B&B Retreat

Join us for this year’s May 24th Retreat in Centennial Hall from 12:00-6:30pm. KEYNOTE Alumna Karen Gamble, Ph.D. Associate Professor Tate Jordan Thomas Professorship Behavioral Neurobiology Division Department of Psychiatry University of Alabama at Birmingham FELLOW TALKS Barrett Brister *Math* Belykh Lab Anna Dunigan *Biology* Roseberry Lab Spencer Knafelc *Philosophy* Van Leeuwen Krishna Pusuluri *Neuro* Shilnikov Lab Greg Suess *Neuro* Frantz Lab Join… more »