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News | Comments Off on Krasnow’s founding director, Harold J. Morowitz, dies at 88

Krasnow’s founding director, Harold J. Morowitz, dies at 88

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

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News | Comments Off on Mason Author Series Features Giorgio Ascoli

Mason Author Series Features Giorgio Ascoli

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 […]

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News | Comments Off on Showcasing CN3 Lab’s Work on Neural Structure and Plasticity

Showcasing CN3 Lab’s Work on Neural Structure and Plasticity

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.

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News | Comments Off on From Saints to Sociopaths: Kabbani TEDx Talk

From Saints to Sociopaths: Kabbani TEDx Talk

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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News | Comments Off on Jennifer Sturgis wins Employee of the Month Award

Jennifer Sturgis wins Employee of the Month Award

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 […]

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News | Comments Off on Congratulations to PhD Graduates

Congratulations to PhD Graduates

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.

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News | Comments Off on Drs. Barreto and So Speak at Max Planck Institute

Drs. Barreto and So Speak at Max Planck Institute

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.

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News | Comments Off on Drs. Cioffi and Crooks Featured Lecturers at Lipari Summer School

Drs. Cioffi and Crooks Featured Lecturers at Lipari Summer School

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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News | Comments Off on Nadine Kabbani co-recipient of award from The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

Nadine Kabbani co-recipient of award from The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth

May 26, 2015: Nadine Kabbani (Krasnow Institute, GMU) and Michael Scott (University of Virginia) have been awarded a research grant from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth for their project Investigation of factors affecting nicotine vapor intake in adolescent males and females.

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News | Comments Off on Researcher Paige Epler Graduates at 19

Researcher Paige Epler Graduates at 19

May 14, 2015: GMU’s youngest 2015 graduate, Paige Epler, receives her BS in Biology this month. Paige has been working on cancer cells in Nitin Agrawal’s lab at the Krasnow Institute, and will continue her research this summer by looking at how cancer cells react to a low-oxygen environment. She plans to start another degree […]

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