Left to right: George Mason University President Alan Merten, Professor Giorgio Ascoli and Professor Robert Hazen.
Watching two of our faculty stars recognized for their teaching and scholarship in the state capital was really gratifying yesterday.
They were two of twelve from across the Commonwealth, and George Mason was the only institution to have more than one winner.
The Governor presided over the luncheon at the magnificent Jefferson Hotel, after the awardees had been presented on the floor of the Virginia General Assembly. It really was quite an honor.
Today it was announced that Giorgio Ascoli, already known as a research superstar is also one of Virginia’s best top faculty! The announcement is here.
Giorgio has the title of University Professor at Mason, reserved for the very top faculty and is a member of the Molecular Neuroscience Department here at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study.
It’s an honor to count him as a colleague and a friend. Congratulations Professor Giorgio Ascoli!
I just ran into my colleague Giorgio Ascoli who has just returned to the Institute from the Society for Neuroscience meetings. He had one instruction for me: go and google “whole brain catalog, all one word”
Here is the result. Enjoy!