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August 21, 2020 Giltner Reopening Plan

Video covering the plans for reopening Giltner after COVID. 

Hedges, Henley, Taylor named CNS STEM Teaching and Learning Fellows October 31, 2019 Hedges, Henley, Taylor named CNS STEM Teaching and Learning Fellows

Valerie Hedges, Casey Henley, and Jenny Taylor have been named to fourth cohort of NatSci STEM Teaching and Learning Fellows. 

Veenema awarded Mentor of the Year July 2, 2019 Veenema awarded Mentor of the Year

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

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 Steffke awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarship

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.

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

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

Neuroscience Advisor selected as APUE Fellow June 6, 2019 Neuroscience Advisor selected as APUE Fellow

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

March 28, 2019 MSU lands $1.8M NIH grant to improve brain implants

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 NSP Faculty Wins APS Award

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 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.