University Professor, Volgenau Bioengineering Department, George Mason University
Founding Director, Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, & Plasticity (CN3)
Director, Computational Neuroanatomy Group (CNG)
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Neuroinformatics
The main effort of Dr. Ascoli's lab is to connect the cellular organization of brain networks to cognitive functions such as learning and memory. His laboratory hosts and curates a central inventory of digitally reconstructed neurons in NeuroMorpho.Org and Hippocampome knowledge base and has developed L-Neuron, a neuron modeling tool. His long-term scientific and philosophical goal consists in establishing a working model for the highest cognitive functions such as human consciousness.