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CUNY-Affiliated Neurotechnology Company Wins Innovation Prize 2016

October 18, 2016 | Awards, Faculty, News

PathMaker Neurosystems (“PathMaker”), a clinical-stage neurotechnology company developing non-invasive neurotherapy systems to treat neuromotor disorders, has been named as the Recipient of the Universal Biotech Innovation Prize 2016 in the global competition that offers “a glimpse of the future of life sciences.” The Innovation Prize awards were announced following presentations during Innovation Days, an international event gathering leading […]

Xi Chen named 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist

October 13, 2016 | Faculty, News

NEW YORK—Xi Chen, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering with the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (CUNY ASRC) and The City College of New York, has been named a 2016 Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist in Physical Sciences and Engineering. He will accept the award—consisting of $10,000 in unrestricted funds and a medal—at […]

Survival of the Fittest In Materials Discovery

October 3, 2016 | Faculty, News

NEW YORK—Research led by Rein Ulijn, Director of the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC)’s Nanoscience Initiative and Professor of Chemistry at Hunter College, has paved the way for the development of dynamically-evolving polymers that form spontaneously by adapting to their environment, which may lead to a number of product possibilities […]

The CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge is back!

September 28, 2016 | Announcements

Have you heard about the CUNY & Capital One Community College Innovation Challenge?  It’s a competition that helps community college students develop and pursue an original idea.  All current CUNY community college students are invited to attend the welcome event on Wednesday, October 26 and can RSVP at For more information, please contact the […]

Program for HIV-positive and at Risk Youth Receives Funding from the National Institute of Child and Human Development

September 28, 2016 | Faculty, News

Dr. Jeffrey T. Parsons, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Hunter and the Graduate Center and Director of the Hunter College Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST) and his colleagues, Dr. Sylvie Naar (Wayne State University) and Dr. Bonita Stanton (Seton Hall University) have been awarded a 15.7 million dollar grant from the National […]

New Research on Myelinating Glia Provides Insights for Regenerative Medicine

September 20, 2016 | Faculty, News

According to a new study in Scientific Reports, the cells that produce myelin in the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system—oligodendrocytes (OL) and Schwann cells (SC), respectively—accomplish this function in a strikingly different manner, responding to the environmental demands of their developmental niches. Myelinating glia—OL in the brain and spinal cord and SC in […]

A Vision for the Future of Plant Science Research

September 19, 2016 | Faculty, News

New technologies are redefining how plant biology will meet the demands of health, medicine, energy, and agriculture. These innovations are described in a special issue of Science (September 16, 2016) devoted to Translational Plant Science. The article, “Plant metabolism, the diverse Chemistry set of the future” by Dr. Eleanore T. Wurtzel (Lehman College and The […]

The CUNY ASRC Featured in Nature Nanotechnology

September 16, 2016 | News

Rein Ulijn the Director of the Nanoscience Initiative at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center and Elisa Riedo, Professor of Physics in the Nanoscience initiative at CUNY ASRC, wrote an article for the September 2016 issue of Nature Nanotechnology. In the article, they explain how nanoscience can play an important role in addressing various societal challenges, […]

A One-day Symposium on Promoting Credibility, Reproducibility and Integrity in Research

September 13, 2016 | Events

Mark your calendars! CUNY, Columbia University, and other New York City research institutions are hosting a one-day symposium at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall on December, 9, 2016. The symposium will showcase a robust discussion of reproducibility and research integrity among leading experts, high-profile journal editors, funders and researchers. The program will provide attendees with […]

New Resources Available to CUNY Researchers

August 25, 2016 | Announcements

The CUNY Office of Research is pleased to offer two new resources to the University’s research community: 1. Subscription to EurekAlert! (an online global news distribution service operated by AAAS: the American Association for the Advancement of Science) 2. Membership in the Black Rock Forest Consortium (a 3,870-acre forest and a scientific field station in […]