The Healthy Brain: To Understand, Nurture and Protect

The Neuroscience Institute is pleased to be the recipient of a cooperative agreement with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to augment and strengthen its research programs focused on NINDS mission related research and to increase the academic preparedness of students from diverse backgrounds for advanced neuroscience research careers. Three exploratory projects targeting sleep disorders, acid-sensing ion channel function and therapy for subarachnoid hemorrhage will be undertaken. Other objectives of the program include faculty development and enrichment activities for students and postdoctoral fellows. An innovative part of the program is the plan to establish a 5-year BS/MS degree in neuroscience with schools in the Atlanta University Consortium.

Research Projects:

  • Project 1
    Combination therapy of betaine and fenofibrate against delayed neuronal deterioration after subarachnoid hemorrhage
    Shobu Namura, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Project 2
    Identifying new genetic targets to help treat sleep disorders
    Ketema Paul, Ph.D. and Jason DeBruyne, Ph.D.
  • Project 3
    ASIC1a-activated Signaling Pathways in Neurons
    Zhigang Xiong, M.D., Ph.D.

External Advisory Committee

The B.S./M.S. Neuroscience Research Program

Enrichment Program for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows

Cellular and Molecular Core