George Mason University

Research

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Business and Economics

We’re proud of our two Nobel laureates and continue to build on the strong economic and business foundation they created.

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Culture, Media, and Society

Mason researchers examine the intersection of culture, media, and society to reveal new insights into where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

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Education: Methods of Teaching & Learning

Mason’s innovative approach to teaching and learning is creating a new generation of both teachers and students.

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Health and Biomedical

Mason researchers are hard at work on some of the toughest medical issues facing society.

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Physical and Biological Sciences

Mason researchers are committed to producing research of quality and consequence and making efforts to translate that research into solutions.

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Regional, National, and International Policy Issues

With access to a world capital and the decision-makers it attracts, Mason is changing how public policy plays out on a global scale.

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Security: Homeland, National, Global

The Internet, smartphones, and tablets—cloud-connected tools increase our productivity and interconnectedness, but they also make us less secure.

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Sustainability, Environment and Climate

Mason has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability, and safeguarding the planet plays a large role in the research being conducted here.

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Technology and Information

In our complex technological world, Mason researchers are working on the next wave of challenges that link technology to our daily lives.

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Undergraduate Research

Mason is preparing students for the world through hands-on research and other creative activities.

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Wellness and Well-Being

Mason uses evidence-based techniques to build wellness and well-being into everyday life.

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Resources for Faculty

Mason supports our faculty in their vital research

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Faculty Spotlight

Engineering professor Hermant Purohit

Tweet Data Mining Tool Could Help Emergency Responders

Combining data mining with social media could lead to better and faster emergency response to such devastating crisis situations as earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. Information sciences and technology assistant professor Hemant Purohit studies human behavior on the web and leads Mason’s Humanitarian and Social Informatics Lab.

 

 

 

Research News

Komodo dragon

Photo courtesy of Mason research

Mason Researchers Create a Bioprospecting Tool to Hunt Komodo Dragon Peptides

George Mason University researchers have developed a new bioprospecting tool to help them find promising Komodo dragon peptides that are germ-fighting powerhouses, according to new research in the Journal of Proteome Research.