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Sherri B. Briggs, PhD

Program Coordinator

Georgia State University

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jer. 29:11-13 NIV

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever. Ps 111:10 KJV

Look at a man the way he is and he only becomes worse, but look at him as if he were what he could be, then he becomes what he should be. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sherri Briggs is a Program Coordinator for the Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni. Her role is to assist students interested in pursuing a post-graduate degree in STEM fields through initiatives such as the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC), Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST), and Sloan Fellowship programs. She is available to answer any student or alumni questions concerning graduate school and the application process.

Dr. Briggs received her B.S. in Biology from The Fort Valley State University as a Presidential, Peach State LSAMP, and James H. Porter Scholar. In 2014, she graduated with her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Georgia as an Alfred P. Sloan and Michael A. Johnson Graduate Fellow specializing in finding a treatment for substance use disorder marked by persistent and maladaptive memories.

Along with her interest in Neuroscience and research, Dr. Briggs’s passion has always been to ensure that students from marginalized populations are empowered and equipped to enter competitive academic and professional STEM fields. Dr. Briggs aims to ensure that GSU students thrive in whichever STEM endeavor they choose!

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