STEM

Early-Life Pain May Lead To Obesity Risk, Especially In Females, Neuroscience Institute Study Finds Early-Life Pain May Lead To Obesity Risk, Especially In Females, Neuroscience Institute Study Finds

Inflammatory pain at birth changes how the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with memory and eating behavior, works later in life, and this pain also causes adult rats to eat more frequently and in larger amounts, according to a study by Georgia State University and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. 

The… more »

In Sex-Changing Fish, Male-Typical Sexual Behavior Associated With Elevated Expression Of Male Sex Hormone Receptors In Muscles

Sex-changing fish exhibit differences in androgen receptor (AR) expression in muscles that are highly sensitive to androgens (male sex hormones) and essential for male courtship behavior, according to a Georgia State University study. 

Androgen signaling is a critical regulator of male-typical reproductive behavior in vertebrates. This study found androgen receptor expression is also important… more »

Georgia State Neuroscientists Rewire Brain Of One Species To Have Connectivity Of Another

Scientists at Georgia State University have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits and behavior. 

Neurons are connected to each other to form networks that underlie behaviors. Drs. Akira Sakurai and Paul Katz of Georgia State’s… more »

Georgia State Researcher Receives $7.7 Million Federal Grant To Study West Nile And Zika Viruses

ATLANTA—A Georgia State University researcher, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Florida State University, has received a five-year, $7.7 million federal grant to study the consequences of West Nile and Zika virus infections on the human central nervous system. 

The three-part study is funded by the National Institute of Allergy… more »

Unparalleled Opportunity

Dozens of enterprising undergraduate students participate each year in an annual conference that highlights and recognizes their research. The Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference gives students the opportunity to present their hard work and innovative ideas to fellow students, faculty and staff.

Carissa Lavin, Krishna Mehta and Aaron Richards, students in Georgia State’s Honors College, are three participants who grasp every opportunity Georgia State provides.

Carissa Lavin

Carissa Lavin has her sights set on making a difference. She’s chosen… more »

Researchers Use Fruit Flies To Understand How Body Responds To Harmful, Cold Stimuli Researchers Use Fruit Flies To Understand How Body Responds To Harmful, Cold Stimuli

ATLANTA–The tiny fruit fly can help humans investigate the genetic and neural bases of detecting painful or harmful cold stimuli and offer intriguing, potential implications for human health, according to a new study. 

A team of researchers led by Dr. Daniel N. Cox, associate professor of neuroscience at Georgia State University, has discovered that… more »

Spring STEM Conference

Posted On October 21, 2016

The Office STEM Initiatives invites undergraduates to present posters showcasing research or research ideas at the 2017 Spring STEM Conference on March 31, 2017 from 1-4 PM on the 5th floor of the Natural Science Center.

This event will be attended by faculty and students who come to learn about your work, provide feedback, and… more »

New Grant Prepares Undergraduate Students for Biomedical Careers

Walking through the hallways of the Petit Science Center this summer you might pass a classroom or laboratory filled with a rare group of students, students excited to be spending their summer break immersed in scientific research. 

Thanks to a new five-year grant awarded to Kyle Frantz and Geert de Vries of Neuroscience along… more »

Scientists Get $3.2 Million to Study Brain Mechanisms Underlying Sex Differences in Social Stress

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience (CBN) at Georgia State University has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to investigate the neurochemical mechanisms underlying social stress in males and females. 

Elliott Albers from the CBN and Mark Wilson from Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center hope to… more »

Georgia State Alumnus Wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

ATLANTA- Rapheal G. Williams has been named a Fellow of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Research Program. This program recognizes outstanding scholarship in graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematic disciplines.

The fellowship is a five-year program that funds the awardee’s research for three of the five years as well as… more »