A PhD program training a new generation of scientists dedicated to expanding our understanding of the nervous system.
Over the past three decades, modern neuroscience has expanded our understanding of the brain and behavior and led us to recognize that all forms of disease, from cancer to infectious disease to obesity, are influenced by the nervous system. With each discovery, the field of neuroscience has rapidly expanded and flourished throughout the majority of the nation’s leading research universities. The University of Georgia is no exception.
The BHSI Division of Neuroscience aims to increase collaborative opportunities and enhance the quality and visibility of neuroscience graduate training and research at UGA, while providing support to the community of UGA scientists collectively working in the field. Recognized as an area of strength at UGA, neuroscience research currently spans 15 departments in six schools and colleges across campus. Several investigators at UGA are recognized worldwide for their research in various areas of neuroscience. The total extramural funding for neuroscience research at UGA currently exceeds $11 million.
In an exciting year of ARCS achievements for BHSI, two Neuroscience students have been recognized by the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation for their achievements in research. Meghan Logun (left), a candidate in the Neuroscience PhD program, is a first year ARCS Scholar. She is currently working on projects involving biomaterials for clinically relevant models of glioblastoma multiforme and diagnostic device development. Stephanie Herrlinger (right), a current fifth year candidate in the Neuroscience PhD program, has contributed to five publications focusing on the study of brain development and causes of microcephaly, including the Zika Virus. She is a second year ARCS Scholar.