SBN Announces 2021 Award Winners
July 1, 2021

2021 WC Young Recent Graduate Award
Johnathan Borland

2021 Award Winner: Johnathan Borland, PhD
Johnathan Borland graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Psychology in 2009. As an undergraduate, he conducted two different honors research projects simultaneously. In one project he investigated the synthesis of a nucleoside analogue that acts as an anti-viral reverse transcriptase inhibitor for HIV and in the other project he studied racial segregation in the metropolitan Atlanta area. After graduation Johnathan took post-baccalaureate courses in preparation for pursing a PhD in Neuroscience and worked as an Analytical Chemist and an Emergency Medical Technician. Johnathan entered the graduate program at the Neuroscience Institute of Georgia State University in the fall of 2013 and studied in the lab of Dr. Elliott Albers. He received his PhD in 2019.

See Dr. Borland’s full list of accomplishments on the WC Young Recent Graduate Award Page.

2021 Daniel S. Lehrman Award
Elliott Albers

2021 Award Winner: Elliott Albers, PhD
Dr. Elliott Albers, Regents Professor at Georgia State University is this year’s recipient of the Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Elliott has conducted pioneering studies in two different areas of research central to behavioral neuroendocrinology: the neural control of biological rhythms and the neurobiology of social behavior. Elliott and his colleagues conducted fundamental studies and produced foundational hypotheses on the role of neuropeptides and amino acid neurotransmitters in the generation of circadian rhythms within the suprachiasmatic nucleus, and they were the first to demonstrate a role for vasopressin in control of social behavior.

See Dr. Albers’ full list of accomplishments on the Daniel S. Lehrman Award Page.

2021 Lyn Clemens Travel Award
Jeremy Spool

2021 Award Winner: Jeremy Spool, PhD
Jeremy Spool graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Environmental Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. He then received his PhD degree in Integrative Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2018, working with Dr. Lauren Riters. His graduate work focused on how resource availability and hormones regulate brain and behavior in European starlings and Common loons, and he received recognition for his teaching and research.

See Dr. Spool’s full list of accomplishments on the Lyn Clemens Travel Award Page.