FSU neuroscientist receives $1.9M grant to expand study of how social behavior affects the brain

FSU neuroscientist receives $1.9M grant to expand study of how social behavior affects the brain

FSU neuroscientist receives $1.9M grant to expand study of how social behavior affects the brain

Florida State University Professor Mohamed Kabbaj, a neuroscientist in the College of Medicine, has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study how the brain helps us maintain lifelong social bonds through epigenetics.

Epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that switch genes on and off without changing the structure of DNA itself. Previously, Kabbaj was the first neuroscientist to demonstrate epigenetic changes during the initiation of social bonding. With this grant, he and his team will examine how that bond is maintained for life.

Related posts

UNF physics lecturer receives U.S. Patent

Nirmalkumar Patel, a University of North Florida physics associate lecturer, received a U.S. Patent for…

UNF professor reports on returning to exercise post-pandemic, staying healthy in the new year

Dr. James Churilla, UNF professor and Exercise Science and Chronic Disease Graduate Program director, recently…

FIT Biochemist Studies Farming on Mars

Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than ‘The Martian’ made it seem.  Growing…