The Neuroscience Institute draws upon expertise in many disciplines across Georgia State. “Core” faculty have their primary appointments in the Neuroscience Institute and are located together in the Institute’s offices and labs in the Petit Science Center. “Associate” faculty have their primary appointments in other departments and are located across the GSU campus. They participate in Institute activities and contribute in a variety of ways to the research and educational activities of the Institute as well as to neuroscience-related activities in their home departments. Associate faculty are also part of the graduate faculty for the Neuroscience doctoral program, and like Core faculty, can serve as supervisors for graduate students in that program.

ealbers-mediaAlbers, Elliott
Psychopharmacology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Social Behavior, Vasopressin
mblack-mediaBlack, Michael
Social Interactions, Neuroethology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrinology
lcarruth-mediaCarruth, Laura
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Science Education
Benoit Chassaing
Intestinal Microbiota, Inflammation, Diet/microbiota interactions, Gut/Brain axis
dcox-mediaCox, Daniel
Developmental Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Genetics, Neurogenomics, Epigenetics, Drosophila
gcymbalyuk-mediaCymbalyuk, Gennady
Neural circuits, dynamical systems, central pattern generators
Cymbalyuk Lab
cderby-mediaDerby, Charles
Sensory Biology, Chemical Senses, Neuroethology
Derby Lab
gdevries-mediade Vries, Geert
Neuroendocrinology, Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Neurobiology
de Vries - Forger Lab
nforger-mediaForger, Nancy
Neuroendocrinology, Developmental Neurobiology, Sex Differences
de Vries - Forger Lab
kfrantz-mediaFrantz, Kyle
Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology
JordanHammHamm, Jordan
Neural circuits, schizophrenia, two-photon microscopy
Hamm Lab
bhopkins-mediaHopkins, William
Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Language, Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization
khuhman-mediaHuhman, Kim
Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrinology
Huhman Lab
Angela MabbMabb, Angela
Molecular Neuroscience, Neurological Disorders
Mabb Lab
amurphy-mediaMurphy, Anne
Sex and Age Differences in Analgesia
Murphy Lab
jnormandin-mediaNormandin, Joseph
Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrinology
spallas-mediaPallas, Sarah
Developmental Neurobiology, Neural Plasticity, Visual and Auditory Neurophysiology
Pallas Lab
mparent-mediaParent, Marise
Behavioral Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, Energy Homeostasis
Parent Lab
apetrulis-mediaPetrulis, Aras
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Social Neuroscience, Chemical Communication
Petrulis Lab
mschmidt-mediaSchmidt, Manfred
Adult Neurogenesis, Sensory Systems, Crustaceans
ashilnikov-mediaShilnikov, Andrey
Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Neuroscience, Bifurcation Theory
Shilnikov Lab
Jacob Shreckengost Portrai Shreckengost, Jacob
Science Education, Network function of spinal cord
Stern, JavierJavier Stern
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrinology, Physiology
jweyhenmeyer-mediaWeyhenmeyer, James, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Cardiovascular disease and Stroke
wwilczynski-mediaWilczynski, Walter
Social Neuroscience, Neuroethology, Behavioral Endocrinology

Associate Faculty (A - G)
Eyal Aharoni, PhD, Psychology
Daniel Pimentel-Alarcón, PhD, Computer Science
Page Anderson, PhD, Psychology
Deb Baro, PhD, Biology
Saeid Belkasim, PhD, Computer Science
Igor Belykh, PhD Mathematics and Statistics
Michael James Beran, PhD Psychology
Vladimir Bondarenko, PhD Mathematics and Statistics
Sarah Brosnan, PhD, Psychology
Andrew Butler, PhD Physical Therapy, School of Nursing & Health Professions
Christopher Conway, PhD, Psychology
Bruce Crosson, PhD, Psychology
Mukesh Dhamala, PhD, Physics and Astronomy
Richard Dix, PhD, Biology
Vonetta Dotson, PhD, Psychology
Rengin Firat, PhD, Global Studies Institute and Sociology
Markus Germann, PhD, Chemistry
Chris Goode, PhD Psychology
Associate Faculty (T - Z)
Jessica Turner, PhD, Psychology
Phang Tai, PhD, Biology
Neil Van Leeuwen, PhD, Philosophy
Walter Walthall, PhD, Biology
Gangli Wang, PhD, Chemistry
David Washburn, PhD, Psychology
Irene Weber, PhD, Biology
Michael Weeks, PhD, Computer Science
Daniel A. Weiskopf, PhD, Philosophy
Brett Wong, PhD, Kinesiology and Health
Bingzhong Xue, PhD, Biology
Feng Yang, PhD, Kinesiology and Health
Jenny Yang, PhD, Chemistry
Yanqing Zhang, PhD, Computer Science
Yichuan Zhao, PhD, Mathematics and Statistics
Ying Zhu, PhD, Computer Science


dedwards-mediaEdwards, Donald
Neuroethology, Computational Neuroscience
Edwards Lab

Academic Professionals


Adjunct Faculty

pkatz-mediaPaul Katz, PhD
lizLiz Weaver