Awards and Achievements
Bioengineering faculty members, recognized as the best in their fields, conduct valuable research. Their funding sources include a variety of federal agencies, as well as grants from business and industry.
Giorgio Ascoli has renewed a National Institutes of Health R01 “Cytoskeletal mechanisms of dendrite arbor shape development”
The NIH Research Project (R01) grant supports health-related research and development based on the mission of the institutes. Professor Ascoli, together with professor Daniel Cox from Georgia State University, recently discovered that the local microtubule quantity fully predicts arbor length and that bifurcations are strongly associated with enrichment in local F-actin.
Holly To receives the 2019 Katona Scholarship for Excellence in Bioengineering
Students selected for the scholarship have demonstrated strong academic performance, professional leadership within the university or outside, and exceptional promise for a successful bioengineering career that would benefit society. To's outstanding academic performance and her continued commitment to the department, its students, and George Mason University earned her this award.
In 2018, the Volgenau School of Engineering’s research expenditures exceeded $32 million. The following is a list of grants awarded to faculty in the Department of Bioengineering. If you don't see the file, please check your default download folder.