Laboratory of Jordan Hamm at Georgia State University


-The Hamm lab was just awarded a three-year research grant from the Whitehall Foundation for the study “Mapping the role of basal forebrain projections to visual cortex in novelty processing” (225,000 direct funds; starting June 2019)

-The Hamm lab welcomes postdoctoral research scientist Dr. Jordan Ross (Ph.D.) starting August 2019. Dr. Ross was awarded the Next Generation New Scholars two-year fellowship.



The neuroscience laboratory of Jordan Hamm (opened in september 2018) 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:


View from building:



Neural circuits and schizophrenia