ASCB Official Appointed to New Krasnow Advisory Board

Posted: October 29, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Elizabeth Marincola, executive director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) based in Bethesda, Md., has been appointed to the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study Advisory Board.

In announcing the appointment, Krasnow Director Jim Olds said, “Ms. Marincola will complement the expertise of the board while at the same time increasing our institute’s profile in the biomedical community. We are extremely pleased to welcome her.”

Marincola received her M.B.A. from Stanford University and has extensive experience in

biomedical policy, association management, and “communicating to the public the excitement inherent in basic biomedical research,” Olds says. She has been with ASCB since 1991.

Marincola’s appointment rounds out the Advisory Board, which was established this fall as a result of Krasnow’s merger with George Mason last spring. Several members of Krasnow’s former Board of Trustees sit on the Advisory Board, including John Burris, president of Beloit College in Wisconsin; Patricia Kluge, president and chief executive officer of Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard and Kluge Investments Ltd.; and Virginia Pomata, who has served as chair of Virginia’s commission on Alzheimer’s disease. The other Advisory Board members are Steve Crocker, an entrepreneur who is known as one of the founders of the Internet and heads Steve Crocker Associates, LLC; and Sara Stanfill, who has a background in public relations as well as an interest in brain diseases.

The Krasnow Institute conducts multidisciplinary research in the fields of cognitive psychology, neurobiology, and the computer-driven study of artificial intelligence and complex adaptive systems. The institute also examines how new insights from cognitive science research can be applied for human benefit in the areas of mental health, neurological disease, education, and computer design.

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