Laboratory of Jordan Hamm at Georgia State University



The Hamm lab is dedicated to the value, rights, and dignity of all persons. Overt and covert oppression of black people, other people of color, and LGBTQ people is a historical fact and shameful reality which cannot be tolerated. Systemic forces are in place which maintain this status quo, and dismantling this structure will require work from everyone: even a small research lab studying cortical cells and circuits!

 Black lives matter.



Fall 2020: Hamm lab postdoc Dr. Jordan Ross has been awarded a prestigious BRAIN initiative NRSA F32 fellowship for the project “Large-scale monitoring of circuits for adaptation and novelty detection in primary visual cortex”

Summer 2020: New paper on the processing of novel and redundant stimuli in ferret posterior parietal cortex with our collaborators at the fröhlich lab.

Summer 2020: Hamm lab has been awarded 1-year seed grant from the Brains and Behavior program for the project: Parallel studies of novelty-processing circuits in humans and mice

Spring 2020: New review paper from the Hamm lab is now in press at Frontiers in Neural Circuits! See here!

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The neuroscience laboratory of Jordan Hamm is located at GSU’s Neuroscience Institute and the Center for Neuroinflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases in the Petit Science Center in downtown Atlanta.

Projects focus on understanding the cellular- and circuit-level mechanisms of sensory context processing and related schizophrenia biomarkers. We work mainly in awake mouse models, both wildtype and transgenic. Primary techniques are two-photon calcium imaging, multielectrode recordings, opto/chemicogenetics, and exploratory network analyses.

See here for a recent pre-print from an ongoing project.

We are looking for graduate students, postdocs, and research technicians to join the lab! Please contact me directly for more information at (or use the contact section).

Petit Science Center in downtown Atlanta:



Neural circuits and schizophrenia