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 […]
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.
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.
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
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.
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 […]
May 2015: Lucas Lin, a TJ High School student working with Drs. Barreto and So, was (a) named a semi-finalist in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, and (b) won a “Red Sock Award” at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Conference on Dynamical Systems. The award is presented to the four best poster […]
April 22: The 2015 Annual Neuroscience Symposium was co-organized by Students in Neuroscience (SiN) and the Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization (NGSO). The symposium is held annually to promote collaboration among the various subfields of neuroscience, to allow students and faculty to explore diverse research being conducted at Mason, and to foster relationships and collaboration among […]
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 […]
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