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Monday Seminar, Past Monday Seminars | Comments Off on Calcium signals underlying growth and regeneration in neurons – 9/19/2016

Calcium signals underlying growth and regeneration in neurons – 9/19/2016

Nadine Kabbani Krasnow Institute George Mason University Intracellular calcium encodes spatial and temporal information in neurons. I will discuss my lab’s work on the mechanisms of cellular calcium signaling through the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in growing axons. This research aims to provide an understanding of principles that underlie connectivity in the nervous system.

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Monday Seminar, Past Monday Seminars | Comments Off on Connecting imaging and computational mechanics through computer vision – 2/8/2016

Connecting imaging and computational mechanics through computer vision – 2/8/2016

Dr. David Lattanzi Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Volgenau School of Engineering George Mason University Abstract: Advancements in 2D and 3D imaging have led to their widespread consideration as tools for the non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of engineered components. Modern imaging can capture sub-millimeter flaws and defects in materials, but the resulting scans do […]

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Monday Seminar, Past Monday Seminars | Comments Off on Multidisciplinary research in Mathematical Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of biological and bio-inspired systems – 2/15/2016

Multidisciplinary research in Mathematical Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of biological and bio-inspired systems – 2/15/2016

Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer Department of Mathematical Sciences Director, STEM Accelerator Program George Mason University Abstract: Modeling the bio-mechanical behavior of soft-tissues in their service configuration is often challenging because of their complicated geometry, material heterogeneity, nonlinear behavior under finite strains and the associated fluid-structure interaction problem. Efficient solutions to such complex coupled biological processes are […]

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Monday Seminar, Past Monday Seminars | Comments Off on Multidisciplinary research in Mathematical Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of biological and bio-inspired systems – 2/22/2016

Multidisciplinary research in Mathematical Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of biological and bio-inspired systems – 2/22/2016

Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer Department of Mathematical Sciences Director, STEM Accelerator Program George Mason University Abstract: Modeling the bio-mechanical behavior of soft-tissues in their service configuration is often challenging because of their complicated geometry, material heterogeneity, nonlinear behavior under finite strains and the associated fluid-structure interaction problem. Efficient solutions to such complex coupled biological processes are […]

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Monday Seminar, Past Monday Seminars | Comments Off on Political preferences modulate neural correlates of trusting decisions – 2/29/2016

Political preferences modulate neural correlates of trusting decisions – 2/29/2016

Dr. Shu-Heng Chen Director,  AI-ECON  Research  Center,  Department  of Economics National  Chengchi  University, Taipei, Taiwan Abstract: Trust is a key component that shapes inter-personal relationship and is known to vary with social contexts. Previous evidence has shown the power of ascribed identity (e.g., ethnicity, gender) upon trust behaviors of human beings. However, few studies have […]

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Monday Seminar, Past Monday Seminars | Comments Off on No Monday Seminar – Spring Break – 3/7/2016

No Monday Seminar – Spring Break – 3/7/2016

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Monday Seminar, Past Monday Seminars | Comments Off on How Firing Rate Heterogeneity is Mediated by Intrinsic and Network Heterogeneity – 3/14/2016

How Firing Rate Heterogeneity is Mediated by Intrinsic and Network Heterogeneity – 3/14/2016

Cheng Ly Assistant Professor, Statistics & Operations Research Department Virginia Commonwealth University Abstract: Heterogeneity of neural attributes has recently gained a lot of attention and is increasing recognized as a crucial feature in neural processing. Recent experimental recordings in electric fish indicate that the heterogeneous network input can mediate response heterogeneity of superficial pyramidal cells […]

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Monday Seminar, Past Monday Seminars | Comments Off on Teaching Online at Mason: Authentic Learning in a New Space – 3/21/2016

Teaching Online at Mason: Authentic Learning in a New Space – 3/21/2016

Stephen Nodine Director, Distance Education Office of the Provost George Mason University Abstract: Teaching classes online has been happening in higher education for more than 20 years, but many faculty and students are unfamiliar with that mode of teaching and learning. It has taken some time for technology to catch up to some of our […]

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Monday Seminar, Past Monday Seminars | Comments Off on The future of cancer research: Many of our assumptions about cancer have proven false and this is holding us back from helping patients – 3/28/2016

The future of cancer research: Many of our assumptions about cancer have proven false and this is holding us back from helping patients – 3/28/2016

Lance Liotta Co-Director, Applied Proteomics & Molecular Medicine George Mason University Abstract: Despite many decades of cancer research, human cancer has been remarkably resistant to treatment. Many scientists feel that progress has been retarded because many of our prior assumptions about cancer biology are wrong. This lecture will summarize current paradigm shifts in cancer and show […]

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Monday Seminar, Past Monday Seminars | Comments Off on Networks Between Firms: Variety, Topology, and Implications – 4/4/2016

Networks Between Firms: Variety, Topology, and Implications – 4/4/2016

Robert Axtell and Vipin Veetil Computational Social Science Program George Mason University   Abstract: Business firms are interconnected in a wide range of ways, from buyer-supplier linkages to shareholding networks, labor flow networks, and interlocking boards of directors. In this talk we will briefly review the main kinds of inter-firm networks and summarize the state […]

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