Brain Bee 2018 Winner
Aayush Setty won the Atlanta Regional Brain Bee held February 3, 2018, at Emory University. He went on to place sixth in the National Brain Bee in Maryland March 16-18, 2018.
Morehouse School of Medicine Announces The Drs. Peter and Marlene MacLeish Endowed Lectureship
Mark your calendar now for Tuesday, March 27, 2018, for these inaugural lectures.
CBN Member, William Hopkins, In the News
The brains of aged chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, show pathology similar to the human Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain, according to a new, multi-institution research study.
Brain Bee 2017 Winner
Anish Bikmal won the Atlanta Regional Brain Bee held February 4, 2017, at Emory University.
SBN Best Poster Award 2016
James Walton’s poster won best poster award at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology this week.
Brain Bee 2016 Winner
William Ellsworth won the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (ACSFN) annual Regional Brain Bee held in January 2016.
CBN and Center for Neuromics now providing BLAST Server
Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) is a service provided through a partnership of the Center for Neuromics and the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience. This service allows sequences generated by researchers in the Neuroscience Institute to be readily available to other researchers.
ION Success Story
Institute On Neuroscience (ION) Summer Research Program participant, was
recently accepted to Harvard University, offered a full-scholarship to
Duke University, and received the very rare “likely” early acceptance
letters from Yale University and the Columbia SEAS Egleston Scholars
Student-Driven Initiative Yields Approval for GSU Chapter of National Neuroscience Honors Society, Nu Rho Psi.
Under the guidance of Dr. Michael Black of the Neuroscience Institute at GSU, students Norma Hernandez (junior), Elizabeth Hinton (senior), Shalin Jyotishi (junior), and Lluvia Frias (senior) established a chapter of Nu Rho Psi and inducted five inaugural members. Nu Rho Psi is the sole nationally recognized honor society in the area of brain research. The GSU chapter, which was officially chartered on July 2, 2013, is one of only two in Georgia and 35 nationwide.
Researcher Finds Method To Improve Morphine's Effect on Managing Pain
A method to prevent the body from developing tolerance to morphine, a powerful and commonly used pain medication, has been discovered by a Georgia State University researcher. The findings by Dr. Anne Murphy, an associate professor in the university’s Neuroscience Institute, have been published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The peer-reviewed article summarizes research conducted by Murphy and senior graduate student Lori Eidson.
Georgia State Researcher Gets Federal Grant To Advance Sociogenomics
Dr. Walter Wilczynski in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University has received a five-year $499,209 National Science Foundation grant to form a Research Coordination Network focused on advancing the field of sociogenomics.
Georgia State Researcher Gets Prestigious National Award for Young Faculty
Dr. Bradley Cooke, an assistant professor in Georgia State University’s Neuroscience Institute, has received the $650,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, one of 18 awarded by the NSF’s Division of Integrative Organismal Systems in the last year. Cooke will receive the award over the next five years to study how rising levels of gonadal hormones, such as testosterone and estrogen, change behavior, motivation and perception during puberty.
CBN Trainees Participate in Student Exchange with Indiana University
Allison Brager, a postdoctoral fellow at Morehouse School of Medicine, Katharine E. McCann, a neuroscience graduate student at Georgia State University and Victoria Templer, a psychology graduate student in the Neuroscience and Animal Behavior program at Emory University received travel awards to attend the 20th Annual Animal Behavior Conference at Indiana University.
CBN Scientists Receive $3.4 Million to Study How the Brain Expresses Positive Emotions
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, led by Georgia State University, has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to investigate the neurobiology behind the evolution of positive emotions and prosocial behaviors, such as empathy, compassion and cooperation.
CBN Grant Supports Research Experience for High School Students and Teachers
Dr. Kyle Frantz, a researcher in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $544,320 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to fund an intensive summer research program for high school students and science teachers in metro Atlanta.
CBN Scientist Receives 5-year, $9.5 Million Grant to Study Oxytocin
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to establish a Silvio O. Conte Center in Neuroscience Research to study oxytocin, a brain chemical known for forming bonds between mother and baby.
CBN Scientist Receives $1.8 Million Federal Grant to Support Research on Impact of Social Stress
Dr. Kim Huhman, a researcher in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University, has received a federal five-year, $1.8 million grant for research that may lead to improved strategies for treating and preventing mental health problems associated with exposure to social stress.