• 2017 CUNY ASRC Seed Grant Winners Announced

    April 20, 2017 | ASRC News

    Faculty and researchers from throughout the City University of New York (CUNY) system have been selected as 2017 CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) Seed Grant winners. The CUNY ASRC Seed Grant program is a funding opportunity for CUNY faculty to create research relationships at the ASRC, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research approaches within the five […]

  • Environmental Biosensor Mechanics Research at the ASRC Gets Boost with NIH Postdoc Fellowship to Dikiy

    March 16, 2017 | ASRC News, Structural Biology Initiative

    Igor Dikiy, a postdoctoral researcher with the CUNY ASRC’s Structural Biology Initiative (SBI), was recently awarded a Ruth A. Kirchstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health, a program that funds research and training for predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers throughout the US. Dikiy studies how bacterial proteins detect environmental changes and pass […]

  • Inside the CUNY ASRC with Elizabeth Orth

    March 8, 2017 | Structural Biology Initiative

    Elizabeth Orth Research assistant in Dr. Kevin Gardner’s group at Structural Biology Initiative Obtained her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 Interested in optimizing EL222, a protein engineered for optogenetic (a biological technique which involves the use of light to control cells in living tissue) expression in mammalian […]

  • City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center to Partner with Child Mind Institute on Annual Rising Scientist Awards

    March 8, 2017 | ASRC News

    The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center announced today that it will partner with The Child Mind Institute on the annual Rising Scientist Awards, which recognize rising high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional promise in science and a specific interest in child mental health and pediatric neuroscience.

  • Shereen named CUNY ASRC MRI Core User Facility manager

    March 7, 2017 | ASRC News, Neuroscience Initiative

    The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center welcomes A. Duke Shereen as its newest research faculty member, where he will oversee the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Core User Facility. As facility manager, Shereen will aid investigators with experimental design, while developing his own independent research program. He will work closely with the CUNY ASRC’s Neuroscience Initiative—led […]

  • Shawkey, He and Bishop featured at Bio-Inspired Nanomaterials symposium

    February 28, 2017 | Nanoscience Initiative

    International leaders in biomimicry at the nanoscale were featured at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center Nanoscience Initiative’s Bio-Inspired Nanomaterials symposium on Tuesday, February 21. Matthew D. Shawkey of Ghent University, Ximin He of the University of California, Los Angeles and Kyle Bishop of Columbia University were among the speakers at the event, which drew […]

  • Andrew Reinmann joins the CUNY ASRC’s Environmental Sciences Initiative as newest faculty hire

    February 1, 2017 | ASRC News, Environmental Sciences Initiative

    The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center welcomes Dr. Andrew Reinmann to its Environmental Sciences Initiative as an Assistant Professor, joining Initiative Director Charles J. Vörösmarty and Professor Peter Groffman as the third of four faculty members with the initiative. Reinmann—who will also hold an assistant professorship with Hunter College’s Department of Geography—has a research focus […]

  • Braunschweig research named amongst “Cutting Edge Chemistry of 2016”

    January 30, 2017 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    Research conducted by Adam Braunschweig—Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry with the CUNY ASRC’s Nanoscience Initiative and Hunter College—was recently featured in Chemistry World’s “Cutting Edge Chemistry of 2016”. “Adam’s 4D printing technology provides a remarkably versatile tool for patterning polymers with variable chemical content and function at the nanoscale,” said Rein Ulijn, CUNY ASRC Nanoscience […]

  • Inside the CUNY ASRC with Zachary Tessler, PhD

    January 30, 2017 | Environmental Sciences Initiative

    Zachary Tessler, PhD Research Assistant Professor and manager of the Coastal Science Synthesis Facility in the CUNY ASRC Environmental Sciences Initiative A physical oceanographer by training, his work focuses on environmental change in river deltas and implications for natural and human systems in the coastal zone Studies the risk faced by cities and communities on river deltas […]

  • Nanoscience Initiative Postdoc named Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

    January 23, 2017 | ASRC News, Nanoscience Initiative

    Developing life-like nanotechnology based on biology’s building blocks forms the core of Rein V. Ulijn’s research with the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Nanoscience Initiative, and a new addition to his lab aims to assess the relevance and roles of simple biomolecules in the chemical origins of life. Ankit Jain, who recently joined Ulijn’s lab […]