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NYC Builds Bio+ Tour and Reception at the ASRC

Join us for an interactive tour of the Advanced Science Research Center at CUNY and its uniquely laid out design. Meet scientists and industry researchers that are working together in this collaborative space for innovation. Learn how the accessible facilities, cutting-edge instrumentation, and expert staff make the center a key resource for tech development in the heart of West Harlem’s fastest emerging life science subcluster in NYC.

Launched in 2018, NYC Builds Bio+ aims to connect commercial life science opportunities to New York City’s real estate development community through events, research, reports and educational programs.

A membership-driven organization, NYC Builds Bio+ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing New York City’s real estate and life sciences community together, serving as the go-to place to find information about and assistance with growing, building and locating life science companies in New York City.

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4:30pm – 5:00pm: Check-in and Networking

5:00pm – 5:10pm: Welcome

• Joshua Brumberg, Interim Director, ASRC and Dean for the Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center

5:10pm – 5:20pm: Overview of the Meeting•

• Nancy J Kelley, President & CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates, Founding Member and Steering Committee, NYC Builds BIO+

5:20pm – 6:30pm: Tours of The Advanced Science Research Center at CUNY

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Panel Presentation


• Nancy J Kelley, President & CEO, Nancy J Kelley + Associates, Founding Member and Steering Committee, NYC Builds BIO+


• Tavis Ezell, Director of Business Development, New York State Sensor Center of Advanced Technology (CAT)

• Corporate Representative, Facilities User at the Advanced Science Research Center

• Jia Liu, PhD, Director of the Epigenetics Facility

• Isela Lopez, Operations Manager, Comparative Medicine Unit, Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY​

• Rein Ulijn, PhD, Director of ASRC Nanoscience Initiative

7:00pm – 8:00pm: Reception and Networking


About the Advance Science Research Center

Located on the south end of The City College campus in Upper Manhattan, the striking, 200,000-square-foot Advanced Science Research Center embodies a bold vision of 21st-century discovery. At the center’s core is a world-class facility designed to inspire an innovative approach to the scientific method itself, one that links a new wave of talented scientists with hundreds of top researchers from CUNY campuses across the city.Unlike a standard science building that lays out a biology floor and a chemistry floor and a physics floor, each in its own world, the ASRC is conceived to break down some of the traditional walls in science, incubating a culture of collaboration among researchers in five distinct but increasingly interconnected disciplines. The researchers in each of the five initiatives at the ASRC embrace this concept. From these collaborations comes transformational science.

While the five flagship initiatives do have their own floors in the ASRC, they are linked by design. With its flowing floor plans and wide-open central stairway, the glass-encased building promotes intellectual cross-pollination and partnerships between labs—a literal vertical integration of big ideas. Researchers from every corner of the five initiatives are working side by side in ASRC’s core facilities, sharing equipment that is among the most advanced of its kind. The ground floor features a nanofabrication facility that includes a 5,000-square-foot cleanroom where faculty and students throughout CUNY, as well as researchers from government and industry, are able to design and fabricate a wide range of micro and nano structures. The ASRC also offers state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, a data analytic center that includes a wall of screens for visualization, and a rooftop observatory using advanced environmental-sensing equipment to collect and analyze earth and atmospheric data from satellites.

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August 11, 2022
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC)
85 St. Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031 United States
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(212) 413-3300
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