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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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gulbransen named MSU Foundation Professor October 9, 2017 Gulbransen named MSU Foundation Professor

Foundation Professor is a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, while enhancing the prominence of the institution.

Nunez Hopes Nobel For Medicine Advances Circadian Rhythm Inquiry October 4, 2017 Nunez Hopes Nobel For Medicine Advances Circadian Rhythm Inquiry

WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with MSU researcher Dr. Antonio Nuñez about circadian rhythms.

September 29, 2017 Gulbransen and Brown study the effects of GSH depletion in mice with colon inflammation

A new study finds that lowering the levels of an antioxidant in the colon has an unexpectedly positive effect on gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation. The paper is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

Greg Fink receives lifetime achievement award September 18, 2017 Greg Fink receives lifetime achievement award

Michigan State University pharmacology and toxicology professor Gregory Fink has received the Irvine Page & Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association,

Longtime Antidepressant could slow Parkinson's September 18, 2017 Longtime Antidepressant could slow Parkinson's

MSU scientists also have early proof that an antidepressant drug that’s been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson’s.

Julia Ganz wins prestigious national award September 7, 2017 Julia Ganz wins prestigious national award

Dr. Julia Ganz was selected for the ANMS Young Investigator Award

June 5, 2017 Eagle gets MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award

Andrew L. Eagle, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology, was recently given an MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Research Award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies (OVPRGS) and the MSU Postdoctoral Office to recognize exceptional postdoctoral fellows and research associates for their contributions.

Laura Symonds Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities Award Winner February 23, 2017 Laura Symonds Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities Award Winner

Laura Symonds has been recognized as the winner of the Spirit of Ability Award from the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities.