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New Direction

The Neuroscience Program is now a part of the new Biomedical & Translational Sciences Institute.

Diversity MATTERS Initiative

UGA Neuroscience at the forefront of inclusive training

Commitment to Research

Addressing today's most pressing and complex neurological challenges.

Academic Programs

Virtual Events

Latest News

Virtual Neuro Seminar Series

Subcellular Organelles in Neurodevelopment, by Dr. Jennifer Larimore, Associate Professor of Biology at Agnes Scott College

Her talk will cover how the sub cellular organelles involved in vesicle trafficking are important not only for moving neurotransmitters and receptors throughout a neuron. Regulation of these organelles is necessary for proper brain formation and development.

For Zoom details, please contact Adriana Copley (adriana.copley@uga.edu).

TEDxUGA 2021: Next Level!

Two members of our Neuroscience community, Drs. Lisa Renzi-Hammond and Sam Spellicy.

Dr. Lisa Renzi Hammond is an assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology in the College of Public Health. She is also faculty in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology. Her expertise is in lifespan sensory and neurological health, and she studies the ways in which making positive lifestyle changes can improve visual function, cognitive function and the risk for neurodegenerative disease. Along with her colleagues in gerontology, Dr. Renzi Hammond is currently working to improve diagnosis rates for age-related neurodegenerative diseases in the state and local communities.

Sam Spellicy is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia’s Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and a current student at the Medical College of Georgia. Her current research focuses on stroke rehabilitation and therapeutic development. In her talk, Spellicy will encourage us to take an active role in our healthcare and communicate better with our healthcare providers.

To register, please see here.

Spring Graduation

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of this impressive class. This year, we honor the following graduates:

  • Josephine Bou Dagher
  • Brian Jurgielewicz
  • Meghan Logun
  • William Oliver
  • Austin Passaro
  • Emily Pendleton
  • Kelly Scheulin

A reception will be held following the UGA ceremony in the Coverdell front hall and atrium. Light refreshments will be served. **Pending COVID**

First Annual Neuro Symposium

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program is proud to announce its inaugural research symposium. Additional details will be revealed closer to the date. Please mark your calendars!

Two Neuroscience members to speak at the upcoming TEDxUGA 2021: Next Level!

We are proud to announce the upcoming talks of Drs. Lisa Renzi-Hammond and Sam Spellicy. This event is dedicated to ways innovation will manifest in research in the upcoming years. Don’t miss this exciting TEDx!

To register, see here.

Neuroscience Welcomes New BTSI Director, Bradley Philips

In this new capacity, Dr. Phillips will be responsible for fostering and expanding translational sciences and related graduate education programs across the UGA campus as well as throughout the State of Georgia.  As the UGA Principal Investigator, he also will assure continued National Institute of Health funding for the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance.

Read the full story here.

Rachael Roberts-Galbraith Awarded NSF Career Grant

Dr. Roberts-Galbraith was recognized with a 2020 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. Her research focuses on understanding animals that can regenerate missing tissues after injury. Her lab studies small flatworms called planarians that can regenerate their entire bodies after nearly any amputation or injury.

Read further here.

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Neuro Virtual Seminar Series

March 4, 2021

Subcellular Organelles in Neurodevelopment, by Dr. Jennifer Larimore, Associate Professor of Biology at Agnes Scott College

Her talk will cover how the subcellular organelles involved in vesicle trafficking are important not only for moving neurotransmitters and receptors throughout a neuron. Regulation of these organelles is necessary for proper brain formation and development.

For Zoom details, please contact Adriana Copley (adriana.copley@uga.edu).

TEDxUGA 2021: Next Level!

March 19, 2021

Two members of our Neuroscience community, Drs. Lisa Renzi-Hammond and Sam Spellicy.

Dr. Lisa Renzi Hammond is an assistant professor in the Institute of Gerontology in the College of Public Health. She is also faculty in the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology. Her expertise is in lifespan sensory and neurological health, and she studies the ways in which making positive lifestyle changes can improve visual function, cognitive function and the risk for neurodegenerative disease. Along with her colleagues in gerontology, Dr. Renzi Hammond is currently working to improve diagnosis rates for age-related neurodegenerative diseases in the state and local communities.

Sam Spellicy is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia’s Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and a current student at the Medical College of Georgia. Her current research focuses on stroke rehabilitation and therapeutic development. In her talk, Spellicy will encourage us to take an active role in our healthcare and communicate better with our healthcare providers.

To register, please see here.

Spring Graduation

May 14, 2021

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of this impressive class. This year, we honor the following graduates:

  • Josephine Bou Dagher
  • Brian Jurgielewicz
  • Meghan Logun
  • William Oliver
  • Austin Passaro
  • Emily Pendleton
  • Kelly Scheulin

A reception will be held following the UGA ceremony in the Coverdell front hall and atrium. Light refreshments will be served. **Pending COVID**

First Annual Neuroscience Symposium

August 27-28, 2021

The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program is proud to announce its inaugural research symposium. Additional details will be revealed closer to the date. Please mark your calendars!