A Florida State University researcher has been awarded $5.7 million to conduct two research studies that will give scientists a better understanding of the brain mechanisms surrounding post-traumatic stress disorder and pain, paving the way for safer, more effective treatment options.
Jessica Moser is an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience through Florida State University’s Program in Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary program with participation from the College of Medicine as well as the Department of Biological Science and Department of Psychology, both part of the College of Arts and Sciences.
What makes humans tick? FSU researchers explore brain’s sensory network to understand how brain perceives threat
A Florida State University researcher’s work to understand exactly what part of the brain is involved in disorders such as anxiety, PTSD and other phobias is giving scientists and clinicians valuable insights into how to treat such disorders.
Working up an appetite: FSU psychologist awarded $1.6M NIH grant to study how the brain regulates eating behaviors
A Florida State University researcher has received a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to identify the role that a specific group of neurons in the brain play in driving hunger-motivated food seeking and eating.
Douglas Storace, an assistant professor of biological science at FSU, is investigating exactly how a human’s sense of smell works with the help of a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant.
Debra Ann Fadool is a Distinguished Research Professor holding appointments in the Department of Biological Science, the Program in Neuroscience and the Institute of Molecular Biophysics; all units of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Long before he became a distinguished research professor of mathematics at Florida State University, Richard Bertram was a curious graduate student who joined the Society for Mathematical Biology in hopes of further connecting his interests and research in math and biology. He first attended the organization’s annual meeting in the early 1990s on his own, without knowing anyone there.
"Isn’t it just so beautiful?” Florida State University associate professor of neuroscience Wen Li asks, gazing at the image on her computer screen, smiling from ear to ear. Li looks at MRI scans of a human brain the way many people look at a colorful sunset, and her passion for neuroscience and clinical psychology is undeniably infectious.
Four Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences students have earned research grants through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).
A researcher in Florida State University’s Program in Neuroscience has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how the brain encodes information about food and how this information affects an individual’s overall eating habits and food choices.
Cecilia Bouaichi is a fourth-year doctoral student pursuing a degree through the Program in Neuroscience, which is an interdisciplinary program with participation from Florida State University’s Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Psychology, (both part of the College of Arts and Sciences) as well as FSU’s College of Medicine. In 2017, Bouaichi earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After graduating, she worked for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly for a year as a biochemical assay biologist, or someone who detects, quantifies and or studies the binding or activity of a biological molecule, like an enzyme, before starting her doctoral track at FSU.
Guillermo Penela is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree through the Program in Neuroscience, which is an interdisciplinary program with participation from Florida State University’s College of Medicine as well as the Department of Biological Science and Department of Psychology, both part of the College of Arts and Sciences. He is pursuing a double major in public health through FSU’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. He has also been an organic chemistry and general chemistry tutor at the Academic Center for Excellence since Fall 2021. After graduation, Penela plans to attend medical school in hopes of becoming a surgeon.