CUNY ASRC Structural Biology Initiative to host symposium on integrated research

Leading researchers in the field of structural biology from across the country will take part in the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Structural Biology Initiative’s all-day symposium, titled “Structural Biology 2015: Insight through Integration”, on Friday, September 25.

Held in conjunction with The City College of New York’s Center for Discovery & Innovation’s (CDI) Structural and Molecular Biology Cluster, the symposium will feature a number of structural biologists, each of whom is an expert in their respective field. Planned speakers include:

  • Natalie Ahn, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Taekjip Ha, Johns Hopkins University
  • Grant Jensen, California Institute of Technology
  • Anna Marie Pyle, Yale University
  • Peter Wright, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Wei Yang, National Institute of Health


“This event will publicly commemorate the hard work by many ASRC and CDI personnel in establishing structural biology efforts in both buildings,” said Kevin H. Gardner, Director of the ASRC Structural Biology Initiative. “While some of this is visible, such as the installation of new equipment and labs, much of it has gone on behind the scenes. The symposium provides a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the progress made so far with a day of outstanding science as we open these new developments to our colleagues in CUNY and beyond.”

In addition to the speakers, there will be short talks given by top students and postdocs from the New York City-area, with a poster session to be held in the ASRC’s ground floor lobby.

For more information, and to register for the event, please visit the event website.


About the ASRC: The new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) is a University-wide venture that elevates CUNY’s legacy of scientific research and education through initiatives in five distinctive, but increasingly interconnected disciplines: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences. Led by Dr. Gillian Small, Vice Chancellor for Research and the ASRC’s executive director, the center is designed to promote a unique, interdisciplinary research culture. Researchers from each of the initiatives work side by side in the ASRC’s core facilities, sharing equipment that is among the most advanced available. Funding for the ASRC from New York State is gratefully acknowledged.