At its recent annual gala event, the New York Academy of Sciences featured the best and brightest in neuroscience research from across New York, with hundreds of academy supporters and distinguished speakers from education, industry, philanthropy, and government in attendance—including Dr. Gillian Small, Executive Director of the ASRC and Vice Chancellor for Research at CUNY. The event, dubbed “The Beautiful Mind: New York Neuroscience Burns Bright,” celebrated achievements in cutting-edge neuroscience research taking place across the state.
“People used to say that the brain was the last frontier,” noted Dr. Small. “It was thought of as a magical box that people didn’t understand. But as research has gone on over the last few years and continues today, this mystery is being solved.” The ASRC, along with CUNY’s 55 neuroscience laboratories, are part of a collaborative network of institutions that aim to establish New York as the world’s leading neuroscience research center.