Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Phone: (864) 656-2328
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Dr. George earned her BS in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University (College Station), and her PhD in Molecular Neurobiology from the the Rockefeller University (New York). She was a postdoc and faculty member at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and a research associate at Queen Mary University (London), before joining the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University in August 2020.
The George Lab is broadly interested in the regulation of brain gene expression and its influence on development, cognition, and neurological disease. A current focus of the lab is understanding how exposure of embryonic zebra finches to parental vocalizations (“heat calls”) leads to developmental reprogramming to foster adaptation to hotter ambient temperatures.
George JM, Bell ZW, Condliffe D, Dohrer K, Abaurrea T, Spencer K, Leitao A, Gahr M, Hurd PJ, Clayton DF. 2020. Acute social isolation alters neurogenomic state in songbird forebrain. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 38: 23311-23316. doi 10.1073/pnas.1820841116.
Yip PK, Schmitzberger M, Al-Hasan M, George J, Tripoliti E, Michael-Titus AT, Clayton D, and Priestley JV. 2020. Serotonin expression in the song circuitry of adult male zebra finches. Neuroscience. 444: 170-182. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2020.06.018.
Ysselstein D, Dehay B, Costantino IM, McCabe GP, Frosch MP, George JM, Bezard E, and Rochet JC (2017) Endosulfine-alpha inhibits membrane-induced α-synuclein aggregation and protects against α-synuclein neurotoxicity. Acta Neuropathol Commun, 5, 3.
Tuttle MD, Comellas G, Nieuwkoop AJ, Covell DJ, Berthold DA, Kloepper KD, Courtney JM, Kim JK, Barclay AM, Kendall A, Wan W, Stubbs G, Schwieters CD, Lee VMY, George JM, and Rienstra CM. (2016) Solid-state NMR structure of a pathogenic fibril of full-length human α-synuclein. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol., 23, 409–415.