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Krasnow Institute Welcomes New Board Members

The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Advisory Board: Tim Meyers, Alexander Tsiaris, and Thomas Woolston. Tim Meyers is Managing Director of Baker Tilly where he assists in growing their mid-market and growth company practice.  His passion to drive positive outcomes efficiently and his belief […]

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Dr. Rob Cressman selected as recipient of 2014 Teachers of Distinction

  Teachers of Distinction are faculty members who have been finalists for the Teaching Excellence Award, and who are recognized across campus for their exceptional teaching and their commitment to teaching-related activities.  The Center for Teaching & Faculty Excellence selected Dr. Rob Cressman as one of nine 2014 recipients.  

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Barreto and Cox win teaching awards

At the 2013 Fall Welcome Back reception of the GMU College of Science, Professors Ernie Barreto and Dan Cox received COS Excellence in Science Teaching Awards.  Recipients are nominated by their departments on the basis of being outstanding teachers or mentors and/or having made major contributions to COS educational activities during the previous year.   This […]

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Dr. Kabbani & Dr. Lipsky awarded grant from Wings for Life

Dr. Nadine Kabbani and Dr. Robert Lipsky were recently awarded a Wings for Life spinal cord research grant. The title of their project is “Role of the alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in recovery after spinal cord injury”. For more information on the Wings for Life Foundation, visit http://www.wingsforlife.com/en/.

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Krasnow Advisory Board meets at the Institute

The Krasnow Advisory Board culminated a year-long visioning project, which seeks to set the tone for the Institute’s strategic planning discussions, with a meeting at the Institute on June 21st. Discussions about Krasnow’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities fostered many new ideas that may play a part in Krasnow’s future. The board also had the opportunity […]

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Krasnow scientists awarded grant from National Academies Keck Futures Initiative

Dr. Giorgio Ascoli, Dr. Ruchi Parekh, and Dr. Diek Wheeler, along with collaborators were awarded a grant by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative. The $100,000 grant supports research in the area of Crowdsourcing Extraction of Knowledge From Data: Pilot Designs in Neuroscience. Read more about the grantees and the funded topic areas.

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Krasnow holds first convocation ceremony

Honoring several new Ph.D. graduates, Krasnow faculty, staff, graduates, and families gathered on Saturday, May 18th for a small convocation ceremony and reception. The convocation was the first to be held by the Institute since it became an academic unit in 2007. There were five graduates honored during the event from the Molecular Neuroscience Department […]

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Dr. Daniel Cox honored with teaching award

Dan Cox, School of Systems Biology and Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, was recently honored with a University Teaching Excellence Award.  There were eight winners this year from across the university.  This award is presented to those faculty members who make significant contributions “to course planning and preparation; curriculum development; and innovative teaching, advising, and […]

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Dr. Philip Rubin to speak at Krasnow

On Monday, February 11th, Dr. Philip Rubin will be Krasnow’s guest speaker for the Monday Seminar Series.  His talk is entitled “Talking Heads: Speech and Embodied Cognition”. Dr. Rubin is the CEO (on leave) and Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories and as an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. […]

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Alumnus Ruggero Scorcioni Wins Prize at CES 2013

Ruggero Scorcioni, a graduate of the Ph.D. program in molecular neuroscience, participated last week in a hack-a-thon sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Show.  Dr. Scorcioni’s innovative hack won him the grand prize of $30,000.  Krasnow congratulates him on the achievement.  Read more of the story from CNN.

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