Awards and Honors


MSI MSI PI Apostolos Georgopoulos, a professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Director of the Brain Sciences Center at t

Computer Science

Three MSI PIs from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering have been named Fellows of the IEEE. They are:

Five MSI PIs have been named as 2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows.

The second phase of the Grand Challenges Awards, part of the University’s Driving Tomorrow strategic plan, have been awarded, and several MSI PIs a


MSI PI Jakub Tolar, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has been named the new Dean of the Medical School.


Regents Professor Timothy Lodge, an MSI PI who holds dual appointments in the Department of Chemistry and

Ecology and Environment

Four MSI PIs recently were awarded grants to support their research as part of the University’s Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC).


Three MSI PIs are among the investigators working on a project that has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative.