May 2016: Giorgio Ascoli is the recent recipient of a high prestige travel award from the Burrows Wellcome Fund. The BWF awards its Collaborative Research Travel Grant to enable joint research efforts between researchers from separate organizations engaging in “research of the highest impact.” In his project entitled “Barcode sequencing of axonal projections to classify […]
May 14, 2016: Dr. Jacob Nordman, former PhD student in the Kabbani lab, was awarded a fellowship under the highly-competitive NIH Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) Program. Administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), PRAT fellowships are awarded to support research in one of the laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
April 2016: It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Harold Morowitz, Robinson Professor, esteemed colleague, and founding director of the Krasnow Institute. Read Dr. Morowitz’ obituary in the New York Times Read In memoriam: Harold Morowitz on the Santa Fe Institute’s website
March 2016: Dr. Giorgio Ascoli gave the inaugural talk in the Mason Author Series in the new Fenwick Library Building. He offered an accessible and engaging overview of his 2015 monograph Trees of the Brain, Roots of the Mind (MIT Press), which explores the relationship between the cellular organization of the brain and complex mental […]
March 2016: The regional chapter of the Society for Neuroscience is highlighting the work of the CN3 group, and particularly the work of Giorgio Ascoli and Ruben Armananzas in exploring dendrite morphology and cataloging the varying branch structures of neurons. You can read the full piece here.
March 21, 2016: Watch the video of Dr. Nadine Kabbani’s talk From Saints to Sociopaths: Dopamine and Decisions. The talk was given using TED conference format, but was independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx Dr. Kabbni’s research focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor signaling in the […]
January 12, 2016: Jennifer Sturgis was presented with the Employee of the Month award by GMU President Angel Cabrera in a ceremony attended by friends and colleagues. The award was given in recognition of her professionalism, integrity and exemplary service to the university, and particularly to the Krasnow Institute. Jennifer has served Krasnow since it […]
The Krasnow Institute congratulates researchers who recently defended their doctoral dissertations, including Dr. Bob Gardner, Dr. Todd Gillette, Dr. Sarah Hawes and Dr. Sriraman Damodaran.
July 2015: Ernest Barreto and Paul So both gave invited talks at “The International Workshop on the Dynamics of Coupled Oscillators: 40 Years of the Kuramoto Model”, held at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany.
July 25-31: Claudio Cioffi and Andrew Crooks, from the Center for Social Complexity, were featured lecturers at the Lipari International Summer School in Computational Social Science on Lipari Island, Italy. The theme of this year’s session was Algorithms, Data, and Models for Social and Urban System. For more information, visit the school’s web site
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