Assistant Professor Edward McFowland, an MSI PI from the Department of Information and Decision Sciences, is one of four faculty in the Carlson School of Management who have been selected for 2021 Mary and Jim Lawrence Fellowships. These fellowships are awarded to junior and recently promoted faculty members in recognition of their contributions to the intellectual environment of the Carlson School.
MSI PI Eva Furrow (associate professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences) is featured in a recent story in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Profiles publication. Professor Furrow is studying a technology being developed to treat kidney stones in humans, with the goal of making them usable in cats. Cats often develop kidney stones, which can cause painful and life-threatening blockages. Surgery is often the only treatment for this condition.
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) host Angela Davis recently led a program in which experts discussed how growing up during this pandemic is affecting brain development in children, and how adults can help them. MSI PI Damien Fair (Institute of Child Development; Pediatrics; Co-Director, Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain) is one of the experts interviewed.
Several MSI PIs are members of a new online platform, the UMN Water Network, that will allow researchers throughout the University of Minnesota system to find collaborations and share their expertise in water-related research. The all-virtual network opened on January 27, 2021. It was founded by the Water Council, a group founded by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) to bring together University resources to address the problem of access to clean water.
MSI PIs and Stem Cell Institute researchers Ann Parr (associate professor, Neurosurgery) and James Dutton (associate professor, Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development) have developed a faster way to generate neural and glial cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Existing ways of creating these cells were lengthy and involved several steps, so Professors Parr and Dutton developed an entirel
Research by the University of Minnesota’s NeuroPlasticity Research in Support of Mental Health collaborative (NeuroPRSMH, pronounced “neuro-prism”) is featured in the Winter 2021 issue of the U of M Foundation’s Legacy magazine. NeuroPRSMH is co-directed by two MSI PIs, Sophia Vinogradov (professor and head, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) and David Redish (professor, Neuroscience).
MSI PI Keshab Parhi (professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering) Keshab Parhi has been named as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This is the highest professional honor given to academic inventors. Professor Parhi will be inducted into the NAI at the group’s annual meeting in June.
MSI PI Jaime Modiano (professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences; Masonic Cancer Center) was interviewed by Steve Dale’s Pet World on Chicago radio station WGN 720. Professor Modiano discussed hemangiosarcoma, a common cancer in dogs.
On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, MSI staff will perform scheduled maintenance and upgrades to various MSI systems. Primary Storage, Mesabi, and Mangi will be unavailable throughout much of the day. A global system reservation will start at 5:00 a.m. on February 3. Jobs that cannot be completed before 5:00 a.m. on February 3 will be held until after maintenance and then started once the system returns to production status. February maintenance will include: