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The Graduate Center and Princeton University Explore the Interface Between Physics and Biology

October 23, 2017 | News

The Graduate Center (GC) of the City University of New York (CUNY) has entered into a joint endeavor with Princeton University to explore the interface between biology and physics through the establishment of the Center for the Physics of Biological Function. This effort will be supported by the National Science Foundation through a $13 million […]

Mousensor, LLC Receives NSF SBIR Grant to Decode the Human Sense of Smell

October 17, 2017 | News

MouSensor, LLC has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $225,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on decoding the human sense of smell. MouSensor, LLC is an early-stage biotech company that engineers super sniffer mice to build a human-nose-on-a-chip based on fundamental research performed at the Feinstein lab for Neurogenetics at Hunter […]

Scientists Revise the Elymnias Hübner Species and Subspecies Delimitations in Light of an Integrative Taxonomic Investigation Using External Morphology

September 20, 2017 | News

David Lohman, associate professor of biology at The City College of New York’s Division of Science co-authored a papered titled An illustrated checklist of the genus Elymnias Hübner, 1818 (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae). In it, Lohman and his colleagues revise the taxonomy of Asian palmflies in the genus Elymnias, based on a new study on the butterflies’ […]

Hunter Professor Awarded $3.6M NIH Research Grant to study Stigma and HIV-related Health Outcomes

September 19, 2017 | Funding, News

Hunter College’s Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST; @CHESTNYC) has been awarded a five-year research grant (R01-MH114735) for more than $3.65 million from the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) to better understand how stigma is associated with mental and physical health outcomes for HIV-positive gay and bisexual men. The Principal Investigator (PI) […]

New Queens College Master’s Degree Program Will Train Computer Science Teachers

August 23, 2017 | News

This coming Friday, Queens College will launch a first-of-it’s-kind degree program that aims to close the computer-science teaching gap. The new Master’s in Science Education degree is the only of its kind in New York State. It targets NYC public high school math teachers and will prepare graduates to teach both math and computer science […]

Researchers describe neural mechanisms for gregariousness and monogamy in zebra finches

August 17, 2017 | News, Research

How do gregarious songbirds such as zebra finches, where both males and females live in close proximity and where females may be attracted by the songs of many potential suitors, sustain monogamy? A new study appearing in eLife sheds light on how males have evolved a high tolerance to birdsong while females have evolved a […]

CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health awarded $2.4 M NIH Grant

July 19, 2017 | News

The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has awarded Dr. Christian Grov and his colleagues $2.4 Million to launch a 2-year nationwide HIV prevention study of gay and bisexual men. Gay and bisexual men account for nearly two-thirds of new HIV diagnoses among men, with men of color being hardest hit by the ongoing epidemic. “In […]

Research Grant Awarded to Hunter College to Study Factors That Influence HIV Seroconversion Among MSM

July 19, 2017 | News

Hunter College’s Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training (CHEST; @CHESTNYC) has been awarded a two-year milestone-based award (UG3-AI133674) for more than $2.9 million from the National Institute on Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to address the sustained HIV epidemic among […]

Oldest Primate Skeleton Ever Found Shows Earth’s Earliest Primates Lived in the Treetops

June 14, 2017 | News

A new study lead by Stephen Chester, an assistant professor at Brooklyn College, on 62-million-year-old bones reveals the small creatures ‘undoubtedly lived in trees,’ squashing earlier arguments that claimed they were built for life on the ground. “The discovery of the oldest known partial primate skeleton in New Mexico has provided anatomical evidence on their […]

Scientists to Probe Dolphin Intelligence Using an Interactive Touchpad

May 30, 2017 | News

Using optical technology specifically developed for this project, dolphins at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD, are at the center of research from an interdisciplinary team from Hunter College and Rockefeller University. The system involves an underwater computer touchscreen through which dolphins are able to interact and make choices.  The system, the first of its […]