Research

Siddhartha Sikdar, Parag Chitnis, and Wil Joiner Receive Funding from NSF
Siddhartha Sikdar, Parag Chitnis, and Wil Joiner of the Bioengineering Department received $400K from the National Science Foundation for their project, “CPS:Synergy:Collaborative Research: Closed-loop Hybrid Exoskeleton utilizing Wearable Ultrasound Imaging Sensors for Measuring Fatigue.”

Dr. Giorgio Ascoli unveils display of neuron reconstructions from the NeuroMorpho project

Krasnow’s Giorgio Ascoli recently unveiled a 100-foot-long banner containing 50,000 reconstructions of neurons from the NeuroMorpho project. To date, NeuroMorpho.Org is the largest collection of publicly accessible 3D neuronal reconstructions and associated metadata. Photo by Evan Cantwell.

Giorgio Ascoli Receives Funding from Burroughs-Wellcome
Giorgio Ascoli of the Bioengineering Department received $5K from Burroughs-Wellcome to kick-start a collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Lab on “Barcode sequencing of axonal projections to classify long-range cortical neurons”.

Vasiliki Ikonomidou, Andre Manitius, Monty Hayes, & Jill Nelson Receive Funding from Micron Technology
Vasiliki Ikonomidou of the Bioengineering Department, and Andre Manitius, Monty Hayes, & Jill Nelson of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department received $140K from Micron Technology Inc. for their project, “MicronTechnology/AcousticDiagnostic.”

Siddhartha Sikdar Receives Funding from Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Siddhartha Sikdar of the Bioengineering Department received $80K from the Department of Veterans Affairs for his project, “ACCOF(Asymptomatic Cartoid Stenosis: Cognitive Function and Plaque Correlates).”

Siddhartha Sikdar, Vasiliki Ikonomidou, & Huzefa Rangwala Receive Funding from Provost Siddhartha Sikdar, Vasiliki Ikonomidou, and Huzefa Rangwala are receiving funding for their 2016 Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives (MDRI) through the provost’s office at George Mason University.

Nitin Agrawal and Robert Cressman Receive Funding from NSF
Nitin Agrawal of the Bioengineering Deparment and Robert Kressman of the Krasnow Institute received $157K from the National Science Foundation for their project, “EAGER: An Integrated Multi-Sensing Platform for Real Time Hypoxia Studies.

Vasiliki Ikonomidou Receives $48,939 from Army Research Office (ARO)
Vasiliki Ikonomidou of the Bioengineering Department received $48,939 from the ARO for her project, “Information Processing and Fusion: Change Point Detection for Video-Based Stressor Identification” The period of performance is May 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.

Carolina Salvador Morales & Juan Cebral Receive $100,000 from Jeffress Trust
Carolina Salvador-Morales & Juan Cebral of the Bioengineering Department received $100K from the Jeffress Trust for their project, “Using Computational Modeling for the Design and Optimization of Novel Cancer Thernostics.” The period of performance is June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Wilsaan Joiner Receives $503,225 from NSF CAREER
Wilsaan Joiner of the Bioengineering Department received $503,225 for an NSR CAREER award for his project, “Probing the Neural Integration of Sensorimotor Signals for Limb Motor Coordination and Perception.” The period of performance is May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2021.

Nitin Agrawal Receives Mason Equipment Trust Fund (ETF) Award of $168K
Nitin Agrawal Receives Mason Equipment Trust Fund (ETF) Award of $168K. The award is for purchasing a laser direct write lithography system for his µ-SCALE Laboratory.

Juan Cebral and Michael Pritz Receive $407K from NIH
Juan Cebral of the Bioengineering Department and Michael Pritz of the Krasnow Institute received $407K from the National Institutes of Health for their project, “Improved Evaluation of PCOM Aneurysms: Angio-Architecture, Hemodynamics, and Shape.”

Parag Chitnis Receives $172,290 from Columbia University and the National Science Foundation
Parag Chitnis of the Bioengineering Department received $172,290 from Columbia University and the National Science Foundation for his project, “Ultrasound-Mediated Control of Implantable Microdevices made of Biocompatible Polymers.” The performance period is June 1, 2015 through May 30, 2018.