June 27: Krasnow Institute staff attended Mason’s Research Administration Certificate Ceremony, in which Jane Wendelin and Jennifer Sturgis graduated the program. Launched in 2016, the certificate program is designed to give administrators the comprehensive grounding necessary to support faculty and develop expertise on the rules and regulations of research grants and contracts. Read Michele […]
April 20-21: Krasnow Institute faculty and staff provided expertise and logistical support for the Provost’s 2017 Biotech and Health Sciences Research Symposium. The two-day event brought together approximately 200 researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines to share their work and forge new opportunities for collaborative research. For more details about the symposium, […]
April 17: The Spanish Magazine Voz Populi published a piece on the NeuroMorpho.org project, featuring Dr. Ruben Armananzas. NeuroMorpho.org, now ten years old, is a large repository of digital neurons, in which scientists from up to 278 laboratories worldwide share the data obtained in their research. Users can reconstruct the morphology of neurons of up […]
April 2017: Dr. Margaret Slavin was recognized as one of George Mason University’s 2017 Teachers of Distinction. Each year, the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence gives this accolade to faculty who are recognized across campus for their exceptional teaching and their commitment to teaching-related activities.
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 […]
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