The ASRC at The Graduate Center elevates scientific research and education at CUNY and beyond through initiatives in five distinctive, but increasingly interconnected disciplines: environmental sciences, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology. The ASRC promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary research culture with renowned researchers from each of the initiatives working side by side in the ASRC’s core facilities, sharing equipment that is among the most advanced available.
The ASRC operates as the nucleus of a University-wide science enterprise, fostering the development of an integrated research network that brings together faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows from The Graduate Center and CUNY’s colleges across the five boroughs.
In its striking, 200,000-square-foot building, the ASRC’s core facilities house equipment that is among the most advanced of its kind, including state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, a data analytic center that includes a wall of screens for visualization, and a rooftop observatory.
Renowned research is part of the University’s legacy—13 graduates of CUNY colleges won Nobel Prizes—and in 2001 the University pledged a recommitment to science for the new century. To be a great modern university, CUNY had to have great science.