CUNY ASRC Welcomes Over 160 to Inaugural Open House

The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center welcomed over 160 visitors to its 2016 Open House on November 17, offering researchers across disciplines an opportunity to tour the ASRC’s cutting edge core user facilities and a chance to speak with the researchers working at the building.

Home to some of the most state of the art scientific instrumentation available on the East Coast, the CUNY ASRC serves as a resource to the many outstanding STEM researchers in the CUNY system, as well as to the many scientists working in the New York City area. Attendees from CUNY, Columbia University, NYU, and other research institutions were introduced to the facilities—including the ASRC’s NanoFabrication Facility and Class 100 Clean Room, Imaging Suite, NMR Facility, and others—as well as their managers.

The event began with comments from ASRC Deputy Executive Director Dr. Eric Shipp and CUNY Graduate Center President Dr. Chase Robinson before each of the center’s initiative directors gave brief overviews of the research they are conducting at the building. After a series of led tours, NanoFabrication Facility Director Dr. Jacob Trevino oversaw a panel discussion featuring current facility users who shared their experiences and the benefits of running experiments at the ASRC. Throughout the day, guests were encourage to peruse over 20 posters presented by faculty and students who have been utilizing the ASRC’s resources.

The event was generously sponsored VWR, Zeiss, Airgas, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Journal of Polymer Science, Journal of Neuroscience Research, Eppendorf, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Fisher Scientific.

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Watch the Opening Remarks from the Open House

Poster Prize winners:

Andrea Gomez, Doctoral Student, The City College of New York
Facility Used: Mass Spectrometry Facility
Title: Comparing In Situ and Buoy/Satellite-Based Marine Environmental Conditions over Coral Reefs and Evaluating the Relationship between the Symbiotic Algae and Coral Bleaching
Prize: Wiley Certificate

Julia Patzig, Postdoc, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Facility Used: Imaging Suite
Title: The role of the nuclear lamina in myelin maintenance and pathology
Prize: iPad Air 2, sponsored by Airgas

Jiye Son, Doctoral Student, Brooklyn College
Facility Used: Imaging Suite
Title: MMP-9 Responsive Peptide Nanocarriers for Triggered Release of Metallodrugs
Prize: Wiley Certificate