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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
Krasnow Institute scientists, Giorgio Ascoli and Paul So, collaborated on a project resulting in Mental Floss–a 3-D sculpture of neurons in the brain. The sculpture is on display in the Krasnow Institute Great Room but there are plans for the sculpture to be on display in museums and other locations. Please read Mason News for […]
Over the summer, Krasnow hosted several high school students as part of participation in the Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program. The Physiological and Behavioral Neuroscience in Juveniles (PBNJ) Lab, lead by Dr. Ted Dumas, was featured in the following article which was published in the Fall 2002 ASSIP Newsletter. Participation in experiential learning programs, such […]
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