Graduate Program

Evan Fullerton Receives MBD Outstanding Fellow Award

We are pleased to announce that Murphy Lab PhD candidate, Evan Fullerton, has received a 2019-2020 Molecular Basis of Disease (MBD) Outstanding Fellow Award! This award is accorded on the basis of outstanding contributions to research, future promise as a researcher, and originality, imagination and significance of research. Nominations were invited from PI’s and five outstanding fellows were selected by the Chairs of… more »

Congrats to our 2020 NI Graduate Student Award Winners!

Posted On April 21, 2020

Nate Himmel (Cox Lab) is the 2020 recipient of the Outstanding Doctoral Scholar Award.  Nate has excelled in his academics and has an outstanding record of scholarly productivity including 8 peer-reviewed publications, 5 as first author, in high impact journals including Current Biology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, and Molecular Biology and Evolution. … more »

B&B Fellow Krishna Pusuluri Awarded Cosyne Travel Grant

Brains and Behavior fellow and Shilnikov lab doctoral student, Krishna Pusuluri, was recently awarded a $1,000 travel grant for the COSYNE 2020 annual conference!  The annual Cosyne meeting provides an inclusive forum for the exchange of experimental and theoretical/computational approaches to problems in systems neuroscience. Cosyne topics include (but are not limited to): neural basis… more »

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 »