Casonya Matese Johnson

Posted On October 28, 2014

Research Description

Post-embryonic functions for bHLH Transcription Factors in Regulating Tissue Morphogenesis, Reproduction, and Fat/Iron Metabolism

Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation, and how these mechanisms are used to control post-embryonic development and morphogenesis, animal behavior, and physiological responses to environmental stress.  We use Caenorhabditis elegans to investigate the roles of… more »

Julia Hilliard

Posted On October 28, 2014

Host: Pathogen relationships, innate immune defenses against zoonotic viruses, adaptive immune defense, including humoral and cellular defenses, virus pathogenesis, neuropathogenesis, neuroimmunology, neurogenomics, therapeutics (drug discovery) and vaccine designs, rapid pathogen identification, high-throughput diagnostics, models of natural versus foreign host infection, FTIR spectroscopy, and high-content screeing.

Pathogen Interactions in Natural and Foreign (Zoonotic) Hosts… more »

Richard Dix

Posted On October 28, 2014

Molecular Genetics/Neurobiology, Ocular Virology and Immunology

The eye is an immune-privileged site of the body that possesses a number of structural barriers and immunologic strategies to preserve vision. Despite these novel barriers and strategies, viruses use a variety of unique pathogenic mechanisms to invade retinal tissues and establish infection, a process that often leads to… more »

Deborah Baro

Posted On October 16, 2014

Dopamine is a modified aromatic amino acid. This monoamine binds to a family of G-protein coupled receptors found on neurons and other cell types, called dopamine receptors. The binding of dopamine to a dopamine receptor can trigger a variety of intracellular signaling cascades that alter neuronal function over many time scales. Dopamine release can be… more »

Laura Carruth, Neuroscience

Posted On March 2, 2014

Dr. Carruth is an Associate Professor in the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University, where she is also the Director of the Neuroscience Dual Degree BS-MS program. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder and did her post-doctoral training at the University of California, Los Angeles. She lives in Decatur, Georgia with… more »

Sarah Pallas, Neuroscience

Posted On March 2, 2014

University Senate member, Faculty Affairs Committee member, Cultural Diversity committee of the University Senate (Chair);

Provost’s Committee on the Advancement of Women

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards Committee

Graduate Program Committee

Reviewing Editor, Frontiers in Neuroanatomy

Reviewing Editor, Frontiers in Neural Circuits

Reviewing Editor, Neural Plasticity (Hindawi)

Society for Neuroscience Governmental… more »

Paul Katz, Neuroscience

Posted On March 2, 2014

Dr. Katz is interested in understanding how neuronal circuits operate. He uses sea slugs (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Heterobranchia, Nudipleura) because they have fairly simple brains and simple behaviors. His lab determines the neural mechanisms for these behaviors at the cellular level. Furthermore, because there are many species with similar nervous systems, they can compare the neural… more »

Kyle Frantz, Neuroscience

Posted On March 2, 2014

Kyle Frantz was born and raised in central Pennsylvania, attended State College Area High School, and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. At Penn, she migrated quickly from architecture to psychology, fascinated by the fact that chemicals (drugs) can change human characteristics such as personality (behavior), and she has maintained interest in behavioral pharmacology ever… more »