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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 […]

FSU scientist receives $1.14M from NIH to study epigenetics

A Florida State University scientist has received $1.14 million from the National Institutes of Health to study a little understood area of human epigenetics. Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Brian Chadwick will examine what’s called the inactive X chromosome — essentially a silent chromosome in women where the biological functions are largely unknown. “The inactive […]