Ascoli is University Professor in the Molecular Neuroscience Department and founding director of the Center for Neural Informatics at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study of George Mason University, where he has been since 1997. After an early education in the humanities, he received a Ph. in Chemistry from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa studying proteins involved in learning and neurodegeneration.
Ascoli won the European Phillips Young Investigator Award in 1989 for the synthesis of a new organic molecule and moved to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, in 1994.
Andersen is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He is recipient of a Mc Knight Foundation Scholars Award, a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, Visiting Professor at the College de France, and the Spencer Award from Columbia University.
He edited the first book in the field of computational neuroanatomy in 2002 and is founding editor-in-chief of the journal Neuroinformatics. Org, the largest collection of three-dimensional digital reconstructions of neurons, and is launching Hippocampome.
Org, a comprehensive knowledge base of hippocampal neurons. from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1994, where he played a role in the early development of magnetic resonance imaging of human brain function using blood oxygenation contrast.Her research focuses on the prefrontal cortex and the pattern, organization and synaptology of prefrontal pathways associated with cognition, memory and emotions in primates, and their disruption in psychiatric and neurological diseases.Publications from the laboratory are found at: The Rockefeller University Email: [email protected] holds Diploma and Ph D degrees in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and University of Minnesota.Her general area of interest is computational, cognitive and systems neuroscience.Also active in cognitive science, he co-edited the book Consciousness, Mind and Brain in 2005 and designed an original test to quantify autobiographic memories (cramtest.info). During his postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital with Bruce Rosen, he continued his investigation of methods to increase the interpretability, resolution, and applicability of functional MRI techniques.Ascoli was the 2012 recipients of the Outstanding Faculty Award of the State Council for Higher Education of Virginia. In 1999, he joined NIMH as an Investigator in the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition and as the Director of the NIH Functional MRI core facility.Caltech Email: [email protected] Andersen, the James G. from the University of California, San Francisco and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medical School.Boswell Professor of Neuroscience at Caltech, studies neural mechanisms of sight, hearing, balance, touch, and action, and the development of neural prosthetics. He was a faculty member of the Salk Institute and MIT before coming to Caltech.Bargmann studies the relationships between genes, circuits, and behaviors in the genetically tractable nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans, the only animal whose complete synaptic connectivity has been reconstructed from electron micrographs.The worm’s highly developed senses of smell and taste elicit strong innate behaviors, but also allow context-specific responses and experience-dependent learning. degrees in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University, and then received his postdoctoral training in Bioengineering as a Staff Fellow within the Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation Branch (BEIP), NIH. Basser became Chief of the Section on Tissue Biophysics and Biomimetics (STBB), NICHD and is currently the Director of the Program on Pediatric Imaging and Tissue Sciences, NICHD. Basser's group is primarily known for its invention, development, and clinical implementation of MR diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and for explaining the physical basis of magnetic stimulation of nerve fibers.