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Moths and Perhaps Other Animals Rely on Precise Timing of Neural Spikes

Researchers have captured and analyzed nearly all of the brain signals sent to the wings of hawk moths.

Tue, Dec 17, 2019 | Read story
Scurrying Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots

Researchers have leveraged cockroaches' scurrying skills for a cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots.

Thu, Aug 22, 2019 | Read story
Elma Kajtaz: Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences, with minor in Electrophysiology

It takes a village to raise a neuroscientist.

Tue, Apr 30, 2019 | Read story


Elma Kajtaz Thesis Defense

On November 15, 2018, Elma Kajtaz presented the oral defense of her doctoral thesis, entitled, "Autogenic and Intermuscular Pathways in Cats with Partial Spinal Cord Lesions."

Fri, Dec 21, 2018 | Read story
Inaugural QBioS Cohort – Thesis Proposal Update

As the QBioS program enters its third year, our first cohort of students are making progress on their doctoral thesis proposals, with a variety of interesting topics.

Mon, Sep 24, 2018 | Read story
Simon Sponberg Wins Major Funding to Study Insect Brains

Klingenstein-Simons fellowship will help Simon Sponberg reveal how neural systems organize for sophisticated behaviors like flight.

Fri, Jun 29, 2018 | Read story
Notes from the Director, Spring 2018

The Quantitative Biosciences Ph.D. at Georgia Tech is now wrapping up its second year.

Mon, May 21, 2018 | Read story
QBioS Student Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Brandon Pratt, who was selected for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Fri, Apr 6, 2018 | Read story


Running Roaches, Flapping Moths Create a New Physics of Organisms

Researchers are interested in the strategies creatures have developed to overcome the challenges of moving though their environments.

Tue, Sep 19, 2017 | Read story
The Emergent Physics of Animal Locomotion
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 | Media link
QBioS Student Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Joy Putney, who was selected for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Thu, Mar 23, 2017 | Read story


Simon Sponberg Awarded NSF CAREER award

Six faculty members in the College of Sciences are among the recent recipients of the early-career grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The highly competitive awards are from the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program; they pr

Fri, Jun 24, 2016 | Read story


How the Hawkmoth Sees, Hovers and Tracks Flowers in the Dark

Scientists have learned how the hawkmoth juggles the complex sensing and control challenges of seeing in the dark, hovering in mid-air and tracking moving flowers.

Thu, Jun 11, 2015 | Read story