On April 14, 2015, Dr. Nadine Kabbani and Neuroscience graduate student Justin King received a 4-VA research award for their project entitled Mechanisms of susceptibility to nicotine addiction in adolescents: A focus on the addition of menthol to tobacco products. This project is a collaboration between George Mason University and The University of Virginia. The […]
On March 23, 2015, Krasnow hosted a visit by Dr. Eric Betzig, co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Dr. Betzig spent an afternoon with Krasnow’s graduate students and scholars, touring the institute’s facilities and labs, before delivering a guest lecture entitled Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution. Many of Krasnow’s research teams rely […]
Dr. Ted Dumas has received an Academic Research Enhancement Award from the Institute on Aging at NIH to support his research into the relationship between aging and memory loss. His project is entitled Postnatal functional biomarkers of hippocampal integrity in adulthood and aging. Almost invariably, when a device is disassembled, it is taken apart in […]
On August 13, Dr. Nadine Kabbani, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Neuroscience, joined the Women of Washington radio show to discuss the history of women in research science and the problem of getting more women interested in scientific fields. The whole interview can be found here. Women of Washington is a series of […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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/.
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 […]
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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