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  • Role of NFkB in Drug Addiction

    Sadie Nennig, a Neuroscience PhD student, recently published the article “The Role of NFkB in Drug Addiction: Beyond Inflammation” in Alcohol and Alcoholism. Nennig is a 3rd year PhD student under the mentorship of Dr. Jesse Schank, assistant professor in the program. The Schank lab...

  • Effects of exercise on epilepsy

    Through the guidance of her Kinesiology adviser, Patrick J. O’ Conner, Kristen Johnson is laying the foundations for her own research on the effects of exercise on treatment of epilepsy patients. Johnson’s research was featured in a 2015 news article in the Athens Banner Herald. Below...

  • Histamine Effects on Energy and Fatigue

    Neuroscience faculty member, Dr. Patrick J. O’Conner published “The effect of histamine on changes in mental energy and fatigue after a single bout of exercise” in Physiology & Behavior. The purpose of the research was to determine if histamine influences changes in feelings of energy...

  • New mouse model reveals extensive postnatal brain damage caused by Zika infection

    A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Georgia has developed a new mouse model that closely mimics fetal brain abnormalities caused by the Zika virus in humans. This model, described in a paper published recently in the journal Development, may help...

  • New leadership, support programs to help graduate students thrive, develop critical skills

    LEADing the Way  Two years after she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, Rachael Hart Earls, a current Neuroscience PhD student, was excited to return to her alma mater to begin her doctoral studies. But as she prepared for life in a...

  • Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute’s Division of Neuroscience faculty highlighted in “Brain Trust” article

    Brain trust: Unlocking the mysteries of the mind was the feature article in the Spring 2016 issue of the University of Georgia Research, the online and print magazine published by the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Georgia. Dr. James Lauderdale, the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience...

  • Nu Rho Psi UGA Chapter welcomed new members

    Nu Rho Psi UGA Chapter welcomed new members, Elizabeth Bogue, Leah Caplan, Branson Byers, Lillie Tien, Michelle Sequeira, Camila Ortiz, Lauren Noblitt, and Olivia Treston, on May 4, 2016.  Nu Rho Psi membership provides recognition of verified academic excellence in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience....

  • Dr. Graeme Mason to speak to UGA Neuroscience Community

    Graeme Mason will speak on “Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Brain Metabolism of Glucose, Acetate, and Ethanol” at 3:30pm Thursday, December 3 in Room 175 of the Paul D. Coverdell Center. Dr. Graeme Mason develops experimental models and methods for studies of brain metabolism using 1H and 13C nuclear...

  • Neuroscience Seminar: Dr. Shannon Gourley

    Shannon Gourley, PhD presents “Toggling between actions and habits: Cortical regulators and the influence of cocaine” on November 5, 2015 at 3:30pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175. Dr. Gourley’s research team focuses on issues of depression and addiction. Within social contexts, Dr. Gourley’s group aims to...

  • Neuroscience Seminar: Dr. Alvin Terry

    Dr. Alvin Terry presents “Organophosphate Exposure and Cognitive Deficits: Elucidating the Mechanisms and Identifying Therapeutic Targets” on October 1, 2015 at 3:30pm in the Coverdell Center, Room 175. Dr. Alvin Terry is a Regents’ Professor and Chair as well as the Associate Vice President for Basic Science Research...