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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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

CUNY Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Strathclyde

April 22, 2016 | News, Vice Chancellor for Research

In March, Vice Chancellor for Research Gillian Small travelled to Glasgow, Scotland to visit the University of Strathclyde, where she met with research partners and toured the facilities, including Strathclyde’s new Technology and Innovation Centre. Vice Chancellor Small and Sir Jim McDonald, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, signed a Memorandum of Understanding […]

BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF GLOBAL INNOVATORS

February 27, 2014 | Announcements, News, Opportunities, Programs, Student Resources

    At the UNICEF Innovation Unit, we always talk about scale. We strive to ensure that the solutions we design for the world’s marginalized children can be replicated and adapted across geographies and contexts in order to have the greatest reach and impact. Most recently, we have applied this concept of scale to UNICEF’s […]

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 […]

ASRC Update: The ASRC Cleanroom Facility

January 22, 2014 | Announcements, Flagship Research, News, Research

The ASRC cleanroom is a state-of-the-art facility for interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and applied nanotechnology. The cleanroom offers a comprehensive set of tools to help researchers develop new micro- and nanoscale devices, such as integrated circuits, advanced sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and microfluidic systems. The cleanroom is also equipped to support nanotechnology research that spans […]