Brown, Sponberg, Mitchell Featured in What's New in Atlanta Neuroscience

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  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday January 25, 2018
      5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
  • Location: Cox Ballroom, Emory University, 569 Asbury Cir, Atlanta, GA 30322
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  • Fee(s):
    Free, but registration is requested
  • Extras:
    Free food
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Summary Sentence: Meet neuroscience faculty recently hired by various Atlanta academic institutions

Full Summary: This event is an opportunity for Atlanta neuroscience researchers to catch up with nine recent faculty hires with strong interest on neuroscience.  

  • Thackery Brown Thackery Brown
  • Simon Sponberg Simon Sponberg
  • Cassie Mitchell Cassie Mitchell
  • What's New in Atlanta Neuroscience What's New in Atlanta Neuroscience

The College of Sciences' Thackery Brown and Simon Sponberg are among the nine featured new faculty hires in an evening to welcome new neuroscience faculty while visiting with old friends and colleagues. Also featured is Cassie Mitchell of the College of Engineering.

Each of the new faculty hires will give a 5-minute talk. Afterward, each will host a roundtable for further discussions.

Thackery I. Brown, an assistant professor in the Georgia Tech School of Psychology" will talk about "Looking Back to Think Ahead: Neural Mechanisms of Navigational Planning."

Simon Sponberg, an assistant professor in the School of Physics with joint appointment in the School of Biological Sciences, will give a short talk about "Light, Flight, and Sight: How Animals Control Agile Movement."

Cassie S. Mitchell is an assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. Her five-minute talk is titled "Integration of Multi-Scalar Experimental and Clinical Records to Forecast Neuropathology."

Here are the other featured faculty, their affiliations, and the topics of their five-minute talks: 

Eyal Aharoni, Psychology, Georgia State. “Imaging Impulsivity: A Search for Neural Markers of Bad Behavior”

Brian Dias, Psychiatry, Emory University. “Multigenerational Imprints of Stress and Trauma”

Angela Mabb, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State. “Ubiquitin-Dependent Control of Cognition”

Vasiliki Michopoulos, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Emory University. “Translational Neuroscience Approaches to Understanding the Effects of the Environment on Brain and Behavior”

Javier Stern, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State. “Novel Biosensors to Detect Release of Brain Neuropeptides” 

Todd E. White, Neurobiology, Morehouse School of Medicine. “Behavioral and Molecular Characterization of a Rat Model of Chronic Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury”

The event is FREE, but please fill out the registration form below to ensure that enough food and drinks are available for all. A light supper, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.

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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, School of Physics, School of Psychology

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neuroscience, College of Sciences, Thackery Brown, Simon Sponberg, cassie mitchell, School of Physcis, School of Psychology, School of Biological Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
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  • Created On: Jan 12, 2018 - 12:45pm
  • Last Updated: Jan 12, 2018 - 1:05pm