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Engineering | School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering

New tool navigates the brain’s addiction mechanisms

Barbara Smith’s National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award supports her research team’s development of a first-of-its-kind tool to help researchers target specific brain cells to better understand the neuronal mechanisms underlying addiction.

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SBHSE professors reveal new understanding of synthetic gene circuits

Assistant Professor Xiaojun Tian and Associate Professor Xiao Wang are advancing the field of synthetic biology. They conducted a year-long collaboration with their laboratory groups in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, one of the six Fulton...

New tool navigates the brain’s addiction mechanisms

Dr. Barbara Smith, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering is helping the research community better understand how addiction affects the brain at the cellular level to better combat this debilitating...

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