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News from the CUNY Office of Research

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 http://bit.ly/2cRvu9u. 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 […]

CSI Neuroscientist Wins Nation’s Highest Honor for Early Career Researchers

August 23, 2016 | Awards, Faculty, News

Originally published in May for the Spring 2016 Research Newsletter Daniel McCloskey, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of Staten Island (CSI), was named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Barack Obama on February 16, 2016—thus granting him the U.S. government’s highest award given […]

ASRC NanoFabrication Facility Expands Its User Base

August 23, 2016 | News, Research

Originally published in May for the Spring 2016 Research Newsletter The NanoFabrication Facility (NanoFab) located at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center first opened its doors to users in September 2015.  The NanoFab is a shared research space that serves students, faculty, and research staff from CUNY and outside research intuitions, government, and industrial partners. […]

Faculty Profile: Javad Shabani

August 23, 2016 | Faculty

Originally published in May for the Spring 2016 Research Newsletter Javad Shabani, a new Assistant Professor of physics at CCNY, has received Young Investigator Research awards from both the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Army Research Office for a combined grant of $800,000 over three years. Dr. Shabani’s impressive research accomplishments span […]