Georgia State-Led Study Paves Way for New Therapies in Fight Against Calcium Disorders

ATLANTA—A study led by researchers at Georgia State University provides new insights into the molecular basis of human diseases resulting from mutations in the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), a protein found in cell membranes.

Their findings, published Friday (May 27) in the journal Science Advances, may assist in the development of novel receptor-based therapeutics… more »

New Class of Protein Could Treat Cancer and Other Diseases, Georgia State Researchers Find

A protein designed by researchers at Georgia State University can effectively target a cell surface receptor linked to a number of diseases, showing potential as a therapeutic treatment for an array of illnesses, including cancer, according to the research team.

ProAgio, which is created from a human protein, targets the cell surface receptor integrin v3… more »

Difficult Decisions Involving Perception Increase Activity in Brain’s Insular Cortex, Study Finds

As the difficulty of making a decision based on sensory evidence increases, activity in the brain’s insular cortex also increases, according to researchers at Georgia State University. 

The findings, reported in the journal Neuroscience, shed light on how the insular cortex is involved in processing sensory information to perceive the environment and… more »

Jazz Student Wins Second Annual BMI Jazz Master Scholarship

Christopher Otts, a Georgia State University jazz studies M.A. student, recently received the second annual BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship.

The BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship is awarded annually to a rising jazz star pursuing an advanced academic degree in jazz studies or jazz performance.

Otts works as a teaching assistant in the Georgia State… more »

Georgia State University Announces New Research Partnership with LGBT Institute

The LGBT Institute at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Georgia State University today announced a partnership aimed at connecting academic researchers with LGBT advocates to tell the stories of some of those most marginalized—LGBT Southerners—through data.

“The experiences of LGBT Southerners need to be told. Research is an important way to tell… more »

Andrea Ramirez

Posted On May 17, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Andrea Ramirez was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the United States when she was 12 years old.  She says that having to learn a new language was challenging in the beginning, but the language barrier did not affect her drive to be successful in high school and through college.

Currently, Andrea is a… more »

Arielle Hackel

Posted On May 16, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Arielle Hackel began GSU as a chemistry major working in the biochemistry laboratory of Dr. Dabney Dixon.  Under Dr. Dixon’s mentorship, Arielle became a Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) scholar in her first spring semester, performed research as a Molecular Basis of Disease fellow in the following summer, and soon afterwards became a… more »

Norma Hernandez

Posted On May 16, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Norma Hernandez was born just blocks away from Georgia State University at Grady Memorial Hospital.  She grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, and she returned to Atlanta when she received the Goizueta Foundation Scholarship in 2011 to study neuroscience at Georgia State University.  Currently, Norma is a first-year PhD. student in the Department of Psychology at… more »

Terrick Adolphe

Posted On May 16, 2016
Categories STEM, STEM Scholar

Entering college as an undeclared major, Terrick Adolphe did not expect to be a STEM Scholar.  Rather, Terrick had thoughts of pursuing English studies with the intention to begin law school after graduation.  As often happens in college, however, Terrick changed his mind after taking a computer science course.  “I took elective courses… more »

AAS Professors’ Graduation Robes Bring Diversity to Commencement Exercises

In a sea of black Georgia State University robes at this weekend’s commencement exercises, you’ll find two robes visibly different from the others: African-American Studies’ (AAS) Akinyele Umoja and Makungu Ankinyela’s Ghanaian-inspired robes. 

The robes are not just a fashion statement but also a cultural statement.

“We say at Georgia State that we strive… more »