Program illustration for Cozzarelli Prize in Biological Sciences presentation showing dragonfly visual neuron and representative population vector. Image by Leo C. Hernandez.
Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos and colleagues have been awarded the Cozzarelli Prize in Biological Sciences for their article titled, "Eight pairs of descending visual neurons in the dragonfly give wing motor centers accurate population vector of prey direction." The authors, Paloma T. Gonzalez-Bellido, Hanchuan Peng, Jinzhu Yang, Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, and Robert M. Olberg were recognized during the PNAS Editorial Board Meeting and the NAS Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony on April 28, 2013, in Washington, DC.
The annual award acknowledges papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality. The award was established in 2005 and named in 2007 to honor late PNAS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas R. Cozzarelli.
from MPR News - The Daily Circuit, 10:06 AM, February 22, 2013
In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for investment in mapping the human brain. Much like the Human Genome Project, the Brain Activity Map will be a decade-long exploration into the workings of the human brain, which scientists hope will lead to a better understanding of how we think and behave.
Apostolos Georgopoulos, director of the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs' Brain Science Center, joined Tom Weber of The Daily Circuit on Friday, Feb. 22 to discuss the project's potential. George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard University, also joined the discussion.
Elissaios Karageorgiou and colleagues Daniel Schwab and Mustapha Ezzeddine recently published "FLAIR with Contrast Linked to Better Correlation with Stroke Symptoms than Diffision-Weighted Imaging in a Patient: Detecting Hyperintense Acute Reperfusion Injury Marker and Cortical Enhancement" in the journal Cerebrovascular Diseases. Karageorgiou is a Medical Resident at the Department of Neurology and an affiliate member of the Brain Sciences Center at the University of Minnesota.
Research Assistant Lauren Barber has joined the Minnesota Women Healthy Brain Aging Project team and will be focusing on cognitive and emotional health. As she pursues an associate's degree in graphic design/print making at Minneapolis Community Technical College, Lauren plans to apply her skills to the development of graphic representations of the team's findings.