Anna Sotirescu graduated with Highest Honors from Emory College of Arts and Sciences

May 12, 2024 - Anna Sotirescu graduated with Highest Honors from Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Congratulations to Anna! Anna Sotirescu did her undergraduate research under the mentorship of Dr. Amanda Jacob. She was a Biology major and completed an Honors thesis in her senior year. She defended her undergraduate thesis and earned “Highest Honors” for her written thesis and oral presentation. Anna will be continuing on to veterinary school in the fall.


Will McCallum earns award from the Emory Neuroscience graduate program

May 02, 2024 - Will McCallum earns award from the Emory Neuroscience graduate program

Will McCallum, currently in his second year in the Emory Neuroscience graduate program, was recognized for his research activity by winning the Program’s “Early Scientific Achievement” award at the ceremony on May 2nd. Will is co-advised in his PhD program by Drs. Sam Sober and Paco Alvarez. Congratulations Will!


Sober lab at the Simons SURFiN Symposium 2024

Apr 15, 2024 - Sober lab at the Simons SURFiN Symposium 2024

Simons Foundation’s Shenoy Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Neuroscience (SURFiN) program is designed to spark and sustain interest in neuroscience among undergraduate students whose backgrounds and experiences are underrepresented in science. The Sober lab supports several SURFiN undergraduate students and their graduate student mentors. This year the undergraduate representatives presenting their research projects are Javonna Bradford, Rhuna Gibbs, Yujingai Shi, and Felipe Oliveira and their graduate mentors are Kofi Vordzorgbe (Yujingai and Felipe) and Kyle Thomas (Javonna and Rhuna).

 


European Union Workshop on Single Motor Unit EMG

Apr 01, 2024 - European Union Workshop on Single Motor Unit EMG

PI Sam Sober and research scientists Amanda Jacob traveled to Cologne, Germany to participate in a workshop organized by close collaborator Graziana Gatto and featured another collaborator, Ceci Herbert from OpenEPhys. Amanda trained numerous scientists on surgical techniques for recording EMGs from rodent muscle and even tried to record EMG from a stick insect! Ceci lectured on electrophysiological theory and the practical applications of these theories to recording EMG in animals.


Neuroscience + circus arts take center state at the Atlanta Science Festival

Mar 09, 2024 - Neuroscience + circus arts take center state at the Atlanta Science Festival

Two neuroscience + circus arts events were brought to the Atlanta Science Festival by the Sober Lab and colleagues at Georgia Tech, McGill University, and the National Circus School of Montreal – Centre for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer. The performances were co-created by neuroscientists, performing artists, people living with Parkinson’s disease and with dementia and their caregivers, uniting neuroscientific knowledge and lived experiences on the same stage.


Neuroscience PhD student Will McCallum presents at OIST workshop:

Mar 05, 2024 - Neuroscience PhD student Will McCallum presents at OIST workshop:

Neuroscience PhD student Will McCallum attended the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology’s (OIST) workshop entitled Sensorimotor Circuits for Limb Control on March 5-8, 2024 in Okinawa, Japan.


Sober lab volunteers at the Atlanta Regional Brain Bee

Mar 02, 2024 - Sober lab volunteers at the Atlanta Regional Brain Bee

Computational Neural Engineering PhD students Ethan Corey and Matt Williams volunteered for the Atlanta Regional Brain Bee Expo on March 2nd, 2024. They demonstrated the principles behind EMG recordings in humans and animals using Backyard Brains tools to the high school participants and their families.