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Otwell and Steffke nominated for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
February 6, 2019
Otwell and Steffke nominated for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Neuroscience majors, Abi Otwell and Emily Steffke, are two of four outstanding undergraduate STEM students, nominated from MSU, for the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. 

Barman awarded William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award
January 29, 2019
Barman awarded William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Susan Barman was one of the ten awardees of the 2019 William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award.  The William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty award acknowledges their outstanding contributions to education and research.

Zombie cells could be the key to Alzheimer's susceptibility
January 29, 2019
Zombie cells could be the key to Alzheimer's susceptibility

The National Institute on Aging has awarded a Dr. Marcia Gordon, Dr. David Morgan and Dr. Scott Counts nearly $3 million grant to study how aging increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and to investigate treatments that could delay or prevent it.

January 18, 2019
Michelle Mazei-Robison receives ASPET Neuropharmacology Early Career Award

The ASPET Division for Neuropharmacology named Dr. Michelle Mazei-Robison from Michigan State University as the recipient of the 2019 Division for Neuropharmacology Early Career Award. The award was established to honor a young independent investigator working in neuropharmacology.

Gene therapy could eliminate drug side effect in Parkinson's patients
January 18, 2019
Gene therapy could eliminate drug side effect in Parkinson's patients

A Michigan State University researcher has received a $2.8 million federal grant to develop a gene therapy that could reduce and possibly eliminate a frustrating side effect of a drug commonly prescribed to Parkinson’s patients.

August 20, 2018
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, parkinson's

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth’s magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders function.

August 20, 2018
NIH grant to advance biological circuits

A cross-disciplinary team of biomedical and electrical engineers will build biological circuits, oscillators and toggle switches inside cells to respond to electromagnetic fields as a means to fight against neurological illnesses and diseases.

June 28, 2018
The Neuroscience behind social media use

There’s no official medical diagnosis for excessive social media use — at least not yet. However, new research suggests that compulsive use of online social networking sites may be more than just an innocuous habit.

Early source of irritable bowel syndrome discovered
June 14, 2018
Early source of irritable bowel syndrome discovered

Michigan State University scientists have identified an early cause of intestinal inflammation, one of the first stages of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, which afflict about 11 percent of the world’s population.

May 25, 2018
What do you hear? Laurel or Yanny

In this video from the McGovern institute for Brain Research at MIT, PhD students Dana Boebinger and Kevin Sitek, unpack the science around this hot debat

May 11, 2018
It's not my fault, my brain implant made me do it

Lawyers, philosophers and ethicists have labored to define the conditions under which individuals are to be judged legally and morally responsible for their actions.

May 4, 2018
Post-Baccalaureate training opportunity

Oregon Health & Science University is offering a new neuroscience post-baccalaureate training opportunity which will begin September 2018. We are currently recruiting applicants through June 1, 2018. Please see the attached flyer for more details. The program is specifically for individuals from NIH underrepresented groups.

William Yakah:  Connecting the Dots
March 1, 2018
William Yakah: Connecting the Dots

William is a junior majoring in neuroscience and is a College of Natural Science Dean's Research Scholar. Yakah is an international student who hails from Accra, Ghana.

February 8, 2018
Darwin Day Lecture - Darwin and the "Soul"

Join Dr. Reimers as he discusses the question of how the so-called 'higher capacities' of humanity could have evolved has vexed scientists since Charles Darwin on February 14, 2018 at the Women's City Club, Grand Rapids, MI

February 8, 2018
Darwin Day talk in Grand Rapids February 8th

Our human mind has evolved from an ape mind over the past six million years. How have our brains and genes changed to bring this about

February 2, 2018
University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

The Undergraduate Research Office sponsors several workshops this semester aimed at helping students prepare for UURAF or other conference presentations.

MSU Scientists open window into psychosis
January 18, 2018
MSU Scientists open window into psychosis

Michigan State University scientists will use a $1.5 million, four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate and potentially identify the brain mechanisms related to this peculiar behavior.

Cheryl Sisk recommeded interim dean of College of Natural Science
December 18, 2017
Cheryl Sisk recommeded interim dean of College of Natural Science

Cheryl Sisk, associate dean of faculty development in the College of Natural Science, will be recommeded as interim dean of the college.

November 14, 2017
Rajiv Ranganathan: Reality of Movement

360 Perspective Faculty Voice highlights Dr. Rajiv Ranganathan, is particularly interested in how humans produce skilled and coordinated movement, and how this ability is altered in the context of development, aging and movement disorder

October 18, 2017
Neuroscience Program Homecoming Tailgate

Are you planning on coming to MSU's Homecoming this year?  If so, please come see us at our FIRST EVER Neuroscience Homecoming Tailgate!