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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2016 Junior Faculty Research Award Winners

August 23, 2016 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty

Originally published in May for the Spring 2016 Research Newsletter The CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering (J-FRASE) is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-funded program that aims to support and advance early career STEM faculty at CUNY. In the current round, 33 applications were received from faculty in 14 colleges and in […]

An NSF Funded & Telepresence-enabled Research Cruise for Early-Career Scientists

July 28, 2016 | Faculty, News

  Mercer R. Brugler, Professor of Biology at City Tech, and twenty-three other early-career scientists were selected to participate in a two-week oceanographic training cruise funded by the National Science Foundation. The cruise is “Intended to help these young researchers become leaders at sea and on land,” said Karl Bates, Director of Research Communications at […]

Congratulations to the Junior Faculty Award Winners!

January 23, 2014 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, Funding, News, Research

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research congratulates the 2013 CUNY Junior Faculty Award Winners.  The CUNY Junior Faculty Research Award in Science and Engineering Program aims to cultivate the excellence and ensure the promise of research-intensive, early career, science and engineering faculty at CUNY. It is expected that this early career opportunity will […]

Faculty Spotlight: Samik Sengupta, John Jay College

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, Awards, Faculty, News, Research

In 2012, the National Science Foundation recognized Shamik Sangupta’s research with a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, given “in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.” Dr. Sengupta also […]

Transforming Undergraduate Education

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, Faculty, Funding, News, Programs, Research

How do we ensure that all undergraduate students at CUNY get a taste of research excellence?  Because participation in research by undergraduates has been demonstrated to be a high-impact educational practice, creative ways are needed to integrate this experience into the curriculum in order to broaden participation.  This summer, two National Science Foundation grants were […]