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FSU's interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience provides doctoral training in several broad areas of research excellence. Additional information about our program can be found on our Prospective Grad Students page.

Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2020.

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Dr. Debi Fadool, Distinguished Research Professor

April, 2020 - Dr. Debi Fadool, Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, has been selected for a 2019-20 Distinguished Research Professor award from the FSU Council on Research and Creativity. This professorship recognizes an established professor at FSU who has attained international visibility in their unique research endeavors. Dr. Fadool and her team were among the first in the chemosensory field to characterize the detrimental effects of obesity on olfactory structure and function.

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Dr. Diana Williams, FSU Teaching Award

April, 2020 - Dr. Diana Williams, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, is the recipient of a 2019-20 FSU Innovation in Teaching Award. This highly competitive $2,000 award program recognizes faculty who are outstanding in many aspects of teaching, including the use of innovative teaching methods.

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Dr. Aaron Wilber, New Grant Award

April, 2020 – Dr. Aaron Wilber, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, has been awarded a new grant from the Florida Department of Health. This $250,000 grant award from the Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program will support Dr. Wilber’s ongoing studies of cortical-hippocampal interactions during sleep in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease. These studies aim to further our understanding of why Alzheimer's disease leads to difficulty navigating new surroundings, what brain changes may underlie getting lost, and treatment for reversing these behavioral deficits and brain dysfunction.

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Dr. Kirill Korshunov, New PhD Graduate

April 2020 - Congratulations to Dr. Kirill Korshunov, recipient of the Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience. Dr. Korshunov completed his dissertation, titled "Biophysical properties of olfactory bulb dopamine neurons”, in Dr. Paul Trombley's lab.He is currently working as a postdoc with Drs. Johnson and Hyson at FSU.

Jessica Dixon, 2020 Goldwater Scholar

March, 2020 - Cell and Molecular Neuroscience undergraduate major, Jessica Dixon, was selected as a 2020 Goldwater Scholar. The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation selects award recipients who have the potential to become tomorrow's research leaders, and provides up to $7,500 in support of the recipient's educational expenses. Jessica has co-authored a paper from her research under the direction of graduate student Danielle Benthem in Dr. Aaron Wilber's lab, and will start her senior honor's thesis in the Wilber lab in fall, 2020. Her long-term goal is to pursue a career in translational research investigating movement disorders.

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2019-20 Clara Kibler Davis Awardees

March, 2020 - The Program in Neuroscience is pleased to announce that Romy Aiken and Brianna Carney are the recipients of the 2020 Clara Kibler Davis Scholarship. This annual award honor provides a $5,000 scholarship to two female undergraduate Neuroscience majors who have completed at least two semesters of research. Romy has been studying the neurobiology of social attachment in Dr. Liz Hammock's lab, and Brianna has been studying the homeostatic response to stress in Dr. Linda Rinaman's lab.