Medgar Evers Research Published in Major Scientific Journal

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) community extends congratulations to Biology professor Dr. Syed Shiraz Mujtaba and Medgar Evers student and Biology major, Marc Philizaire for the upcoming publication of their research on Prostate Cancer in  Molecular Endocrinology a leading global journal that publishes original research articles, rapid communications and reviews.

The research article, “Coactivator MYST1 Regulates NF-<kappa>B and AR Functions during Proliferation of Prostate Cancer Cells”, showcases Dr. Mujtaba’s and Marc’s identification of a novel protein (“MYST1”) that aggravates prostate cancer cell growth. This is an important discovery as prostate cancer is a disease that affects a number of men in this region and throughout the nation. Through their work, Dr. Mujtaba and Marc Philizaire will help to make significant strides in finding a cure for Prostate Cancer. Again, please join us in celebrating this brilliant achievement and congratulating them on this great honor.



About Medgar Evers College

Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is a growing institution offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees.  The nearly 7,000-member student body is primarily comprised of those who are the first in their families to attend college.  A senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system, Medgar Evers College was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community.  With a commitment to students who desire a sound academic foundation as well as an opportunity for personal development, Medgar Evers College seeks to provide high-quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of a liberal arts education.  For more information, visit