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Veenema awarded Mentor of the Year
July 2, 2019

The Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Award recognizes MSU faculty members who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. The award is completely student-driven, as only undergraduate researchers can submit nominations and the University's Undergraduate Research Ambassadors review and select the finalists.

Henley awarded 2019 AT&T Faculty-Staff Instructional Technology Award
June 25, 2019

Casey Henley, assistant professor and director of online programs for the Neuroscience Program took first place in the “Best Fully Online” category of the 2019 AT&T Faculty-Staff Instructional Technology Awards competition

Steffke awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarship
June 14, 2019

Neuroscience undergraduate student, Emily Steffke, was awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship.  Each year, the Goldwater Foundation seeks scholars committed to a career in science, mathematics or engineering who display intellectual intensity and who have the potential for significant future contribution in their chosen field. Those students are given funding for undergraduate tuition and living expenses.

Neuroscience Advisor selected as APUE Fellow
June 6, 2019

Neuroscience undergraduate advisor named as MSU Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education, or APUE, fellow for 2019-2020.  

Marie Doyle selected as recipient of 2019-2020 Barnett Rosenberg Endowed Research Assistantship
June 6, 2019

Marie Doyle, a graduate student in the Mazei-Robison lab, is the 2019-2020 recipient of the Barnett Rosenberg Endowed Research Assistantship.

March 28, 2019

Michigan State University has landed a $1.8 million National Institutes for Health R01 grant to improve brain implants – “electroceuticals” used to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression and traumatic injuries.

March 13, 2019

Dr. Gina Leinninger received the 2019 American Physiological Society Central Nervous System Section New Investigator Award.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.